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http://careers.utah.edu/

University of Utah Career Services provides many resources for the job search and career planning.  Check out their online resources, including free access to CareerShift, an online service helping you find networking opportunities.

http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/

Science magazine’s “Individual Development Plan” is a free service aimed at helping scientists in career planning. Questionnaires about your skills, interests, and values will match you to careers options and provide links and resources for each career.

https://www.sciencemag.org/careers

Another Science magazine resource with articles on a variety of different science career paths and current science career trends

CADETS CAREER DEVELOPMENT TRAINING SERIES

 

CaDeTs

 

 

OUR GOAL:

TO FOSTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHD STUDENTS AND RESEARCH TRAINEES TO DEVELOP SKILLS FOR SUCCESS THROUGHOUT THEIR PHDS AND FUTURE CAREERS.

2019-20 Events

Friday, September 6th 2019

Being Proactive in your Career: How to Communicate Effectively

Speakers:

Barbara Wilson, PhD, Dean of College of Nursing 

Ofer Rog, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology 

Minna Roh-Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

 

Friday, October 4th 2019

Finances in the Scientific World: How to Find Funding & Plan Spending at Any Stage

Speakers:

 

Brent Brown, Director, Office of  Sponsored Projects 

Bryan Webster, Associate Director, Dept. of Pathology 

Kristen Kwan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Genetics

 

Friday, October 25th 2019

Advocating for Science & Reaching a Broader Audience

Speaker:

Amy J. Hawkins, PhD, Instructor, Department of Biochemistry 

Court Strong, PhD, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences 

 

Friday, November 15th 2019

Strategic Planning & Goal Setting for your PhD & Beyond

Speakers:

Kyla Ost, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Pathology 

Allison Weis, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Pathology 

Matt Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemsitry

 

Thank you to all our Speakers and Guests!

Series Organized by the CaDeTs Student Committee

 

 ANNUAL CAREER DAY

Career Day

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

FULL LISTING OF 2020 SPEAKERS & SCHEDULE 

 

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Life After a PhD: 5 Lessons Learned While Designing my Career
Dr. Roshni Rao
Director, PHutures Professional and Career Development Office
Johns Hopkins University
 
 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Non-Academic Panel Discussion 

 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Non-Academic Breakout Sessions: 
Finding an Industry Job: Resumes & Networking
Mike Howell
Sr. Recruiter, Myriad
 
Careers in Industry
Seth McDonald
Senior Scientist Protein Engineering, Illumina
 
What can you do as a consultant?
Henok Eyob
Boston Consulting Group
  
Careers at Biofire
Angel Castillo
Talent Sourcing & Engagement Specialist, Biofire
 
 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

ACADEMIC PANEL DISCUSSION 

 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

ACADEMIC BREAKOUT SESSIONS: 
Exploring the Academic Lab/Project Manager Role
Colleen Stone
Staff Research Associate
Rogawski Lab
University of California, Davis
 
Preparing your Application for an Academic Tenure-Track Position
Dr. Benjamin Arenkiel
Associate Professor, Depts. of Mol & Human Genetics and Neuroscience
Baylor College of Medicine
 
Science Education
Randy Booth
Salt Lake Community College 
 
Advice from an Assistant Professor
Minna Roh-Johnson
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah 

 

CAREER RESOURCE LIBRARY

The Program Office has a collection of Career Resource books available to check out.  Email bioscience@utah.edu to check for availabilty.

 

Books about careers in academia:

Bloomfield, Victor A., and Esam E. El-Fakahany. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs. Chicago: U of Chicago, 2008. Print.

Feibelman, Peter J. A Ph. D. Is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1993. Print.

Reis, Richard M. Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering. New York: IEEE, 1997. Print.

 

Books about non-academia careers:

Kreeger, Karen Young. Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1999. Print.

Robbins-Roth, Cynthia. Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower. San Diego: Academic, 1998. Print.

Sindermann, Carl J., and Thomas K. Sawyer. The Scientist as Consultant: Building New Career Opportunities. New York: Plenum, 1997. Print.

 

Books about career planning and professional development:

Fiske, Peter S., and Peter S. Fiske. Put Your Science to Work: The Take-charge Career Guide for Scientists. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 2001. Print.

Rosen, Stephen, and Celia Paul. Career Renewal: Tools for Scientists and Technical Professionals. San Diego: Academic, 1998. Print.

Last Updated: 10/20/20