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Career Resources

http://careers.utah.edu/

University of Utah Career Services provides many resources for the job search and career planning.  Check out their online resources, including free access to CareerShift, an online service helping you find networking opportunities.

http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/

Science magazine’s “Individual Development Plan” is a free service aimed at helping scientists in career planning. Questionnaires about your skills, interests, and values will match you to careers options and provide links and resources for each career.

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers

Another Science magazine resource with articles on a variety of different science career paths and current science career trends


CaDeTs

CaDeTs Career Development Training Series

Our Goal:

To foster opportunities for PhD Students and Research Trainees to develop skills for success throughout their PhDs and future careers.

2018-19 Events

Friday, August 24th 2018

Strategic Planning for your PhD: Time Management & Organization

Speakers:

Don Ayer, Professor of Oncological Sciences, Former

Director of the Molecular Biology Program

Paul Sigala, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Elena Ma, Barrios Lab, PhD Student

Judith Simcox, Villanueva Lab, Postdoc

 

Friday, September 7th 2018

Building a Winning Team: Mentoring, Leadership & Conflict Resolution

Speakers:

Michael Kay, Director of the Biological Chemistry Program

Aaron Daniels, Project Manager at Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Deborah Neklason, Program Director of Utah Genome Project & Research Associate Professor in Division of Genetic Epidemiology in Internal Medicine

Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

 

Friday, October 5th 2018

Interview & Negotiating Skills

Speaker:

Francine Mahak, PhD, Career Coach, Science & Engineering Graduate Students, University of Utah Career & Professional Development Center

 

Friday, November 2nd 2018

CV or Resume? The Differences Between Industry & Academia

Speakers:

Aaron Paugh, Corporate Recruiter with Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Chris Hill, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry

 

Friday, November 30th 2018

What Makes a Good Figure?

Speaker:

Anne Martin, Williams Lab, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

 

Friday, March 22nd 2019

Science Communication to the Public

Speakers:

Ivy Estabrooke, Vice President of Corporate and Government Programs, PolarityTE

Nalini Nadkarni, Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Utah and Co-founder of the Sustainability in Prisons Project

 

Friday, April 19th 2019

Understanding Finances in the Scientific World: How to Find Funding & Plan Spending

Speakers:

Cheryl Baird, PhD - Director of Molecular Systems, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC

Samantha Costanzo, MBA - Financial Management Analyst, Division of Epidemiology

Monica Vetter, PhD - Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

 

Thank you to all our Speakers and Guests!

Series Organized by Erin Larragoite <erin.larragoite@path.utah.edu> and CaDeTs Student Committee

 
 


Career Resource Library

The Program Office has a collection of Career Resource books available to check out.  Email bioscience@utah.edu to check for availabilty.

Books about careers in academia:

Bloomfield, Victor A., and Esam E. El-Fakahany. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs. Chicago: U of Chicago, 2008. Print.

Feibelman, Peter J. A Ph. D. Is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1993. Print.

Reis, Richard M. Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering. New York: IEEE, 1997. Print.

 

Books about non-academia careers:

Kreeger, Karen Young. Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1999. Print.

Robbins-Roth, Cynthia. Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower. San Diego: Academic, 1998. Print.

Sindermann, Carl J., and Thomas K. Sawyer. The Scientist as Consultant: Building New Career Opportunities. New York: Plenum, 1997. Print.

 

Books about career planning and professional development:

Fiske, Peter S., and Peter S. Fiske. Put Your Science to Work: The Take-charge Career Guide for Scientists. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 2001. Print.

Rosen, Stephen, and Celia Paul. Career Renewal: Tools for Scientists and Technical Professionals. San Diego: Academic, 1998. Print.


 Annual Career Day

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Program Schedule - May 18, 2017

HSEB Alumni Hall, Rm 2100

7:30 - 7:45 AM
 
COFFEE AND REGISTRATION
7:45 - 8:00 AM
 
WELCOME
8:00 - 8:50 AM

 

 

 
ACADEMIA PANEL DISCUSSION 

Timothy Dahlem - University Core

Sophie Caron - Lab

Naina Phadnis - Teacher

Bridget Todd Hughes - Administration

9:00 - 9:50 AM

 

 

 
LAW/POLICY PANEL DISCUSSION

Paul Norton - Workman Nydegger

Hannah Gordon - Policy Work

10:00 - 10:50 AM

 

 

 
CONSULTING PANEL DISCUSSION

Henok Eyob - Boston Consulting Group

Gregory Stoddard - Statistics

Dave Brown - SWCA Environmental Consulting

11:00 - 12:00 PM
 
MINI CAREER FAIR WITH MORNING PANELISTS

Short talk by Francine Mehak

12:00 - 1:00 PM
 
LUNCH - Sandwich buffet
1:00 - 5:50 PM

 

 

 
WRITING AND COMMUNICATION PANEL DISCUSSION

Judith Neugebauer - K-12 science education (bioeyes)

Julie Kiefer - science blogging

2:00 - 2:50 PM

 

 

 
GOVERNMENT/NON-PROFIT PANEL DISCUSSION
Annalisa Vanhook - AAAS
Morgan Lerdahl - Manager, Program Implementation And Engagement, National MS Society
3:00 - 3:50 PM

 

 
INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION

Lara Ionescu Silverman - Director of R&D DiscGenics

Mark Curran - VP Immunology Therapeutic Area, Janssen

Brenda Mann - VP of R&D EyeGate Pharmaceuticals

4:00 - 5:00 PM
 
MINI CAREER FAIR WITH AFTERNOON PANELISTS

Short talk by Francine Mahak

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2017 SPEAKERS

 

Last Updated: 6/4/19