Fall 2018

The 2018-19  Careers Beyond Academia Series is co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services, The Graduate School, and the Career Center.

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Tues Sept 11, 9:30-10:30 am

WHAT: “Creating a Resume that Stands Out in a Crowd” with Stacy Schnieber, Vice President of People and Culture, Camargo Pharmaceutical Services
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018Stands

Research has shown that recruiters, on average, spend 6.25 seconds reviewing a resume. Scary, right? So how can you ensure that your resume gets to the top of the pile? By building one that is organized, tailored, skill-based and visually pleasing. This workshop will provide you a framework for getting started, converting a CV to an industry resume, and ways to increase your likelihood of getting that initial phone screen or interview.

Key Takeaways:
• Characteristics of an effective resume
• How to transition your CV to an industry resume
• Importance of knowing your audience
• Making connections with current employees
• Follow-up – what happens after you apply

Speaker: Camargo Pharmaceutical Services is a global strategist providing comprehensive drug development services specialized for the 505(b)(2) approval pathway and global equivalent processes. Stacy Schnieber brings more than eighteen years of experience in Human Resources to Camargo, where she works as Vice President of People and Culture. She draws on diverse industry experiences in both large and small organizations, including Staples, Communicare Health Services, and Trak Group executive search firm.


Tues Oct 2, 9:30-10:30 am

WHAT: Articulating Your Accomplishments: Tips for Building a High-Impact Job Application
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/ArticulatingAccomplishments

When you sit down to write your resume, you probably spend a great deal of time thinking about how to translate your research into accomplishments that will be read by hiring managers. Simply stating that you served as a committee leader—or that you researched a given topic—doesn’t convey the full impact and depth of your accomplishments. This workshop will provide you with a step-by-step guide to articulating your achievements, as well as a step-by-step framework for tailoring your resume to a specific job announcement. We will also briefly discuss cover letters. Participants will walk away feeling confident that they can create a high-impact job application for any position they choose to apply for.

Speaker: Tammy Collins, PhD, Director, NIEHS Office of Fellows’ Career Development


Thurs Oct 4, 9:30-11:30 am

WHAT: Managing Your Research Career Using an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTER:

For better or for worse, your experiences and the training you receive as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can greatly impact and shape the rest of your career. However, there are strategies and resources that can enhance your chances of getting what you came for. During this program participants will learn how to develop clear and specific goals and objectives, along with a plan for executing them. Topics covered include:

– The importance of setting goals and developing an IDP
– Introduction to the SMART goals model
– Resources for crafting and executing your IDP
– Strategies for establishing expectations and effectively communicating research and career goals with your mentor/PI

Speaker: Dara Wilson-Grant is the Associate Director at the UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a National Certified Career Counselor. With over fifteen years experience providing career management education and counseling, Dara’s mission is to help individuals develop a framework for choosing a meaningful and rewarding career path, plus develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of career success.

Note: This seminar provides Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) credit.


Tues Oct 16, 9:30-10:30 am

WHAT: “Leave a Lasting Impression: Interviewing Tips & Tricks from a Recovering Recruiter” with Stacy Schnieber, Vice President of People and Culture, Camargo Pharmaceutical Services
WHERE: Rm 143 Jones Bldg
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018Lasting

Preparing for an interview can be exhausting, even for the most seasoned professional.  It takes a lot more than practicing standard interview questions you may find from a quick Google search!  From researching the job and company, to making that first great impression, this session will give you insider information from a veteran HR professional. Come prepared to learn about connecting with the interviewer, answering interview questions and general etiquette.  You’ll leave armed with the confidence to ace that next interview!

Speaker: Camargo Pharmaceutical Services is a global strategist providing comprehensive drug development services specialized for the 505(b)(2) approval pathway and global equivalent processes. Stacy Schnieber brings more than eighteen years of experience in Human Resources to Camargo, where she works as Vice President of People and Culture. She draws on diverse industry experiences in both large and small organizations, including Staples, Communicare Health Services, and Trak Group executive search firm.


Thurs Oct 25, 9:30 – 11:30 am

WHAT: Finding the Right Fit: How to Choose a Rewarding Career
WHERE: Rm 384 Nanaline Duke Bldg
WHO: Class size is limited to 25 participants to facilitate small group discussion. Because space is limited, please do not register unless you are sure you can attend. Those who register but fail to attend will have a $100 course fee assessed to their faculty mentor.
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018Fit

This workshop will help postdocs understand what makes a career the right or wrong fit, and provide them with a framework for choosing a rewarding career path. Through a series of self-assessments and small group activities, participants will have an opportunity to identify and explore key factors that contribute to career satisfaction. This is an ideal workshop for postdocs and graduate students who are contemplating a career change or looking to further clarify their career direction.

Speaker
: Dara Wilson-Grant, MSEd, NCC, is Associate Director at UNC Chapel Hill’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a National Certified Career Counselor. With over fifteen years experience providing professional development education and counseling, Dara’s mission is to help individuals develop a framework for choosing a meaningful and rewarding career path, plus develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of career success.


Thurs Nov 8, 9:30 – 11:30 am

WHAT: How to Identify and Leverage Your Transferable Skills
WHERE: Rm 384 Nanaline Duke Bldg
WHO: Class size is limited to 25 participants to facilitate small group discussion. Because space is limited, please do not register unless you are sure you can attend. Those who register but fail to attend will have a $100 course fee assessed to their faculty mentor.
REGISTER: https://tinyurl.com/Fall2018Skills

A common question asked by postdocs and graduate students is, “How do I prove that I am qualified for a non-academic job when I don’t have any experience?” The key is learning how to translate your graduate education and postdoctoral training into a language that is understood beyond academia. This workshop will help postdocs and students identify their core strengths and learn specific strategies for communicating their skills and experience to a broad audience via the cover letter and resume. Participants will also gain insight into the skills and personal traits most desired by employers.  This workshop is ideal for postdocs and graduate students interested in pursuing careers beyond academia where a heavy emphasis is placed on “soft” skills (eg, teamwork, communication, leadership).

Speaker
: Dara Wilson-Grant, MSEd, NCC, is Associate Director at UNC Chapel Hill’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a National Certified Career Counselor. With over fifteen years experience providing professional development education and counseling, Dara’s mission is to help individuals develop a framework for choosing a meaningful and rewarding career path, plus develop the skills necessary for a lifetime of career success.