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Breakout Sessions

Building an Effective CV/ Resume (Chris Bannochie, Lisa Szczepura, Miriam Krause, and Anoja Perera, AP380)

Learn how to make your CV & resume stand-out from the crowd! Hear from our experts in various sectors on how to tailor your document to land your dream job. Attendees should come prepared with a CV/resume to discuss and revise their draft on-site.


Landing Your First Job (Renato Bauer and Donna Jean, AP371)

We’re all nervous when someone asks “So, what’s after graduate school/your postdoc?” – this breakout will focus on helping you get your foot in the door of your first job. Talk to people in-the-know about how/when/where you should apply and practice making a lasting impression during the interview process.


How to Sell Yourself (Robbyn Anand and Christine Hatter, AP271)

You have the experience and the knowledge, now let’s focus on convincing others you’re ready for the job. Develop and sharpen skills on how to confidently advocate for yourself and your work in a professional setting.


Catalyzing Advocacy in Science (Miranda Paley, AP279)

Some chemists love spending their day in lab doing synthesis, while others have different plans in mind. Here is an exciting opportunity to learn from science policy and advocacy experts about the importance of science in the federal policymaking. This session aims to empower attendees with ways to become a voice for scientific research in their careers.


Inclusive Design: How to Create Safe Spaces for All (Vanessa Rosa and Christian Malapit, AP371)

Why is it important to create an inclusive space for all? What inequities are faced by certain groups of students or our colleagues and how can we be supportive? Discuss strategies to create an inclusive environment (in the classroom, lab, and office) and actions to promote DEI in research and teaching.  


Effective Communication to Create a Healthy Workplace (Gregory Claycomb and Erin Finley, AP271)

Teamwork and collaboration are valuable skillsets to have in the modern workplace, but sometimes working with a group of scientists can be challenging. Learn how to work well with a diverse group people in the workplace and how to manage better conflict while still advocating for yourself.


Outreach: A Two-Way (Becky Rodriguez and Azin Agah, AP279)

Giving back to the community is important and can support underrepresented and marginalized groups. But it also helps you! How do we positively impact our local and professional communities through science outreach and mentorship? Discuss what different types of mentorship can look like, and how it differs between different job sectors/roles. Figure out how to adapt and be more accommodating as a mentor, enabling you to maintain positive relationships mentees and peers.

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