Event Details
Event Title Career Symposium - for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Location Frank Porter Graham Student Union
Sponsor The Graduate School - University Career Services, TIBBS, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Date/Time 10/27/2018 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Event Price
For more information, contact the event administrator: Brian Rybarczyk brybar@email.unc.edu
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Join us for a day of workshops and advice dedicated to your career planning needs across the career spectrum. Alumni, employers and career services professionals will present on a variety of topics through panels and skill-building workshops.  Lunch will be served.  This event is open to current UNC graduate/professional students and postdoctoral scholars. 

9:30 students check in (coffee, tea)

9:45 Welcome/Logistics

10-11 Keynote - "I got the job, but now what?"  How to Create Successful Transitions -Fatimah Williams

11:15-12:15 -discipline panels  (to be facilitated by students):

Humanities and Social Sciences panel

  1. Layla Dowdy, MS, MBA (Communications - experience with NASA)
  2. Moira Johnson - ABD (Sociology - research at GA school district)
  3. Renee Ryberg  - PhD (Sociology - non-profit research)
  4. Jonathon Foland - MA (Communication Studies - higher education admin)
  5. Paul Miceli, PhD (Organizational Learning & Development)

STEM panel 

  1. Tammy Collins, PhD (Biochemistry, NIEHS)
  2. Lauren Neighbors, PhD (Microbiology, PSI)
  3. Amanda Moawad, MS (Neurobiology, Syneos Health)
  4. Jennifer Thomason, PhD (Environmental Sciences & Engineering, Bayer CropSciences)
  5. Melissa Rooney, PhD (Author, State Government)

12:15-1:15 - lunch / casual conversations with panelists and afternoon speakers

1:15-3:15 - Featured Workshop: Building Your Influence (Fatimah Williams, Ph.D.)


1:15-2:15 -Concurrent Session 1

-Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at Work

-Building your CV, Resume, and Cover Letter for Job Applications

-Preparing for Networking Events


2:30-3:30 -Concurrent Session 2

-Elements of Assertiveness (Rhonda Sutton, Ph.D.)

-Developing Your Online Presence


3:30 wrap up and Raffle!

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