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Careers in Science Policy: Fourth in the "How to" Workshop Series

Workshop/Seminar: Career Exploration; Job Search Skills

Feb 16, 2011

Speaker(s): Lori Conlan, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services
This event is recommended for: Graduate Students; Postdocs/Fellows.

Do you have a passion to use your scientific work, knowledge, and experience to serve the greater community?  Do you understand how science can influence policy to determine funding and develop new programs and regulations?  Have you considered the wide range of policy decisions that depend on solid scientific knowledge?  With the increasing need to engage the public with science and technology, many fellows have been asking, "How do I get a job in science policy?"

In this session, we will talk about job sectors that involve science policy, the skills needed for the jobs, and how to prepare yourself for these positions.

This is the fourth part of a new series in the OITE, the "how to" series.  This series will dissect various career paths to explore what skills are necessary to succeed and how you can get those skills integrated into your resume as a grad student or postdoc.  Look for 5 other sessions in the series in 2010-2011.