Student Affairs Committee

2014 - Getting A Job: Preparing in Graduate School, Applying and Making the Transition

Saturday 8/2/2014 12-1:30

With a continually changing job market landscape and increasing competition for jobs, students need to know how to set themselves up for success in their anticipated career path, whether that path leads to academia, government, non-governmental organizations, or other types of positions. The objective of this workshop is to discuss topics related to getting a job, and will consist of three sections. In the first section, we will discuss what to do as undergraduate and graduate students to become outstanding job candidates. The second section will focus on the nitty-gritty of applying for jobs, including where to look, how and when to start applying, and tailoring your application to different positions. This could include academic vs. government vs. NGO positions, or different types of academic positions (e.g. ecology vs. physiology). We will conclude with a discussion of how to make a successful transition from an undergraduate to a graduate student and from a student to a professional, on interviewing, negotiating and how long to post-doc. Students will have the opportunity to listen to a panel of experts and ask questions.

          2013 -

          2012 - How and Why to Avoid Being Labeled a "Shark Scientist" (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
          2011 - Elasmobranch Conservation Research: Concepts and Principles (Minneapolis, MN)

  2010- Tips on Becoming a Good Reviewer (Providence, RI)

2009 - How Can You Be a Successful Scientist and Still Have a Life? (Portland, OR)

2008 - Is Graduate School Enough? (Montreal, Canada)

2007 - The Media & Shark Research (St.Louis, MO)

2006 - Better Scientific Illustrations and Visual Aids (New Orleans, LA)

2005 - The Role of Shark Biologists in Academic, Federal, and State Agencies (Tampa, FL)

2004 - Preparing Effective Presentations (Norman, OK)

2003 - Methods Used In Delineating Resources in Mississippi's Coastal Waters:An Example in the Use of ArcView A Summary (Manaus, Brazil)

2002 - GIS: An introduction to methods and applications (Kansas City, MO)

2001 - Effective Grant Writing (State College, PA)

2000 - How to get a post-doctoral or faculty position ( La Paz, Mexico)

1999 - Reflections onthe Art and Science of Microscopy (State College, PA)

1998 - How to prepare and present aposter (Ontario, Canada)

1997 - How to publish apaper and Morrissey's Guide to Talking Good and Writing Right (Seattle, WA)

1996 - How to land a job (New Orleans, LA)

1995 - How to write grants and obtain funds/Effective presentation techniques (Alberta, Canada)

1994 - Using computer networks & how to present good talks. (Los Angeles, CA)