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Career Resources

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

CaDeTs Career Development Training Series

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

 

Previous CaDeTS

2018-19 CaDeTS Events


 Annual Career Day
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Full Listing of 2019 Speakers and Schedule

   

Career Workshops with Nancy Houfek

http://www.nancyhoufek.com/index.shtml

Strategic Persuasion: Achieving Success in Meetings & Negotiations

The Performing Art of Science Presentation

 

12:30 - 2:00 pM
 
 Networking LUNCHES:
 
 
Academia
Donald E. Ayer, PhD
Professor, University of Utah
Department of Oncological Sciences 
 
Adam Douglass, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy 
 
   
Industry
Zhizhou Ye
Research Scientist 
Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 
 
Kimberly Frizzell
Clinical Variant Scientist Supervisor 
ARUP Laboratories
 
 
 
Science Publishing
Wesley I. Sundquist, PhD
Distinguished Professor, University of Utah
Department of Biochemistry, Co-Chair
 
Grace Hsu, ALM, MS, CMI
Board Certified Medical Illustrator 
Scientific Animator in the Animation Lab
 
Shraddha Nayak, PhD
Biomedical Illustrator 
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Animation Lab
 
 
 
Clinical Research
Jeff Robison, MD
Director Global, Rural & Underserved Child Program 
Assistant Professor Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine 
Division of Pediatrics Emergency Medicine
 
   
Government & policy
Representative Elizabeth Weight
Utah House of Representatives
 
Sasha Luks-Morgan 
Society for Neuroscience Early Career Policy Ambassador
 
     

 

Previous Career Days

2018 Career Day  | 2017 Career Day | 2016 Career Day

 


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: 7/10/20