Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Professional Development Series: 2-Day Bootcamp: Get Your First Job


Time: Thursday, June 13, 2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location: Cartoon Room - 3rd Floor Ohio Union

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in collaboration with OUAB and the Graduate School are bringing back SciPhD for a two-day event. This bootcamp is for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students interested in transitioning to industry settings. For more information about SciPhD, you can visit their website here.

Please note: while these workshops are hosted by SciPhD, the material is easily translatable into any field.

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Some of the workshops that will be offered as part of the bootcamp are as follows:

Day 1:

  • The Business of Science: Your Three Identities
    • Types of companies and jobs
    • The 24 competencies
    • Dissecting a job ad to identify critical skills
    • Developing your targeted resume
  • Successful Communications
    • Technical literacy
    • EI: learn to be a learner

Day 2:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Applied Networking – breaking the ice
    • Initiating conversations
    • Building your network
    • Networking exercise
    • LinkedIn
  • Preparing for Interviews and the Behavioral-Based Interview Process
  • Negotiations with Your PI and Hiring Manager

Hear what attendees from last year have to say about the Bootcamp!

“The SciPhD event was pivotal in my career development. It helped me to recognize the skills I have that businesses are looking for and how to leverage those skills in the application and interview process. I am now working for a company doing data analysis, and I love what I do!”

“The sessions on communications and negotiations were fascinating and demystifying. They helped turn a dreaded task like negotiation into something much more manageable and practical.”

“The SciPhD workshops made the process of applying for non-academic positions more concrete and less daunting. I learned how to plan practical steps towards a career and market myself outside of academia, which ultimately helped me secure a non-academic research position.”

“I liked that it was focused on industry, since postdocs are less familiar with industry coming from an academic institution. The presenters were friendly, helpful, and the interactive conversations with the audience were great.”

Kerry Hodak
Ohio Union Activities Board

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