Career Resource Webinars

Outstanding Oral PresentationsOutstanding Oral Presentations
Discover what a speech says about you, how to prepare, how to combat anxiety, and how to show confidence and poise. Moderator Alaina Levine will coach you LIVE, face-to-face, on-camera! Speaking, articulation, and projection techniques; interaction with the audience; and presentation issues specific to scientists/engineers and for science-based conferences will be addressed.
 

 
A winning posterPresenting a Winning Poster
Preparing a poster presentation offers great opportunity to connect with potential collaborators and employers. Learn how to craft your value statement and talking points, and how to effectively engage those who view your poster. Discover how to leverage the connections you make to develop partnerships, and how to utilize social media to build buzz around you and your research endeavors.
 

 
Beyond AcademiaTransitioning Your Career Beyond Academia
Making the transition from a career in academia to one in another sector is not as elusive or challenging as one may think. Science and engineering professionals who have spent time in academia have an amazing amount of transferable skills to myriad industries, and decision-makers and hiring-managers know this. The key is being able to articulate your true value in a way that decision-makers can understand (using their language). We will examine how to craft a successful strategy to research, prepare and ultimately transition to a career outside academia, and we will explore how to determine the right careers for your needs, desires and ambitions. And finally, we will keep in mind that even though we may leave academia now, we still can stay connected and collaborative with colleagues in higher education, as we may want to come back in the future. We will discuss tactics to ensuring the door is always open for your return.
 

 
Conference ParticipationIdentifying and Seizing Value from Conference Participation
There's value in every conference you attend. Learn to identify and extract that value. Discover how to get the most from attending an academic or industry conference, how to behave with speakers, how to meet the most important people, and how to identify the most valuable sessions, events, and other experiences at the conference. Conference etiquette (behavior and dress) and follow-up will also be discussed. You will emerge with surprising tips that will enable you to successfully and actively participate in every conference.
 

 
About to GraduateI'm about to graduate – What on Earth do I do now?
Whether you started career planning and job searching a year ago, a month ago or today, there are a few things you can do to get the ball rolling to land a job you enjoy. Number 1: Don’t Panic! It’s never too late to launch a thoughtful strategy designed to land you employment. Number 2: Know you are valuable in myriad industries and ecosystems. In this webinar, originally held April 30, 2015, you will learn specific tasks you can do RIGHT NOW to get a job and advance in your career.
 

 
The InterviewThe Interview: What you need to do before, during, and after to get the job
When does the interview begin? Much sooner than you think: it starts from the first point of contact you have with someone from the organization. And when does it end? Only when the offer is extended and accepted. In this webinar, originally held on February 4, 2015, learn how to convert conversations and networking into interviews and interviews into job offers. Discover what you need to know and do throughout the interview process to demonstrate your value to the institution and land the job.
 

 
Network YourselfNetwork Yourself to a Great Career
In this webinar, originally held on October 1, 2014, learn how to appropriately promote your work and expertise in order to build networks and craft win-win collaborations. Discover how to "work a room," start conversations with people you haven't met before, and obtain information that can set you on a path to a rewarding career. Lastly, gain tips to optimize your conference experience and use social networks to further your professional goals and expand the reach of your discipline.