Career Development Workshop Series

The College of Graduate Studies implemented a Career Development Workshop series. The workshops will be offered throughout the academic year, and will cover a variety of topics.


"Applying for an NSF Fellowship"
Friday, October 3 - 12:00 Noon
Room 4507 Setnor
Jan Allen, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs, Cornell University Graduate School

"Psychological Self-Care in Graduate School"
Wednesday, October 15 - 12:00 Noon
Room 3507 Setnor
Michael Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Holly Vanderhoff, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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"How to Select a Postdoc Advisor & How to Successfully Compete for a Position in that Lab"
Friday, October 31 - 12:00 Noon
Room 3507/3508
Richard Cross, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Handouts: HowToSelectAPostdocPresentation PDF Icon, HowToSelectAPostdocHandout PDF Icon

"Preparing for Your Professional Career"
Friday, November 7 - 12:00 Noon - 4:00 pm
Room 3113 WH
Randall Ribaudo, PhD, Co-Founder of SciPhD Training Programs

"Careers in Federal Scientific Policy"
Friday, November 21 - 12:30 pm
Room 4507 Setnor
Heather Dean, PhD, AAAS Policy Fellow, NSF

"Drafting Your Individual Development Plan (IDP)"
Wednesday, December 10 - 12:00 Noon
Room 3113 WH
Mark E. Schmitt, PhD, Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Handouts:  Individual Development Plan/Career Development Plan powerpoint PDF Icon

"Preparing for an Academic Career"
Friday 2/20/15 - 11:00 am
Room 1507 Setnor
Gary Chan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Bruce Knutson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Powerpoint: Preparing for an Academic Career PDF Icon

"Applying for a Fellowship"
Wednesday 2/25/15 - 11:00 am
Room 1507 Setnor
Jennifer Rudes, Director of Research Administration Sponsored Programs Office
Brian Moore, Grants and Contracts Administrator
Handouts: How to Find Funding PDF Icon, Pivot User Guide PDF Icon, Upstate Conflict of Interest PDF Icon

"The Process of Writing a Scientific Paper"
Monday 4/27/15 - 1:00 pm
Room 3113 WH
Presenter: Fred Wilson, Managing Partner, WilWrite LLC