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6th annual nih career symposium:  may 14, 2013

Draft Agenda (updated May 7, 2013)

For information on presenters, please select the Session Number.

7:30AM Registration
8:30AM Plenary and Welcome
8:40AM Alan Leshner, PhD,

Chief Executive Officer, Executive Publisher, Science

American Association for the Advancement of Science

9:45AM - 10:45AM Session 1:
Careers in Science Administration
Industry: Research and Development
Academia: Being a Competitive Applicant
Career Options for Clinicians
10:45AM - 11:00AM
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Session 2:
Careers in Scientific Communications
Industry: Opportunities in Scientific Support
Academia: Surviving the First Few Years and Tenure
Careers in Bioinformatics / Statistics
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Natcher Cafeteria
Outside Courtyard Food Vendors:  Chick-fil-A, Curley’s Q BBQ, and Thatsalata!
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Session 3:
Careers in Science Education
Industry: Bridging Reseach & Development and Commercial Services
Careers in Law, Technology Transfer and Consulting
Careers in Epidemiology / Behaviorial Sciences
Management Basics
2:00PM - 2:15PM
2:15PM - 3:15PM
Session 4:
Careers in Science Policy
Careers at the Bench (non-Industry)
Academics: Primarily Undergraduate Institutions
Careers as an Entrepreneur
Managing a Research Group
3:15PM - 3:30PM
3:30PM - 3:55PM
Session 5: Skill Blitzes
Making a Job Search Plan
Transferable Skills
The Stadtman Search
3:55PM - 4:20PM
Session 5: Skill Blitzes
Resumes and Cover Letters
Negotiating Job Offers
Careers Around the Globe
4:20PM - 5:00PM
Session 5: Skill Blitzes
Preparation is Key: Job Searching is Not About Luck (Panel)
Balance: Careers and Life (Panel)
Find a Career for You
5:00PM Networking Event (optional)
BlackFinn Restaurant
4901 Fairmont Avenue
Bethesda, MD