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Career Development Workshop Series

This year-long series of informal presentations and interactive workshops covers a variety of career exploration & professional development topics to help graduate students succeed in (and beyond) grad school!

College Of Graduate Studies: Career Development and Events


Presenting a Scientific Poster

Wednesday 2/04/2022| 12:00 Noon | ZOOM

Morgan Pimm, PhD Candidate, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, College of Graduate Studies



Alternative Career Paths

Wednesday 1/12/2022| 12:00 Noon | ZOOM

Blaine Bettinger, Ph.D., J.D.
Author, Intellectual Property Prosecution/Litigation Associate at Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Professional Genealogist

How to Prepare a Postdoctoral Application and Make Your CV Stand Out From the Crowd

Wednesday 12/8/2021|12:00 Noon| WH 3105
Mariano Viapiano, PhD, Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Physiology

The Tech Industry: A Career in Data Science at FaceBook

Wednesday 11/3/2021| 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Jie Peng, PhD, Data Scientist at Facebook

Selecting your Advisory Committee

Wednesday 10/13/2021|12:00 Noon| WH 3105

Mark Schmitt, PhD, Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Publication 101

Wednesday 9/29/2021 | 12:00 Noon | WH 3105
Patricia Kane, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

3 Minute Thesis Competition 

Wednesday 7/14/2021 | 12:00 Noon | NAB 4414BC
Judges: President Dewan, Dr. Schmitt, Dr. Amberg
Featuring: 15 students in the College of Graduate Studies

3MT Preparation 

Wednesday 6/16/2021 | 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Glenn Wright, Director, Graduate School Programs, Syracuse University

Transitioning from Teaching as a Grad Student to a Career in Teaching

Wednesday 5/12/2021 | 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Elizabeth Hamilton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Onondaga Community College

Preparing for a Career in Teaching

Wednesday 3/17/2021 | 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Aaron Glass, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Health Professions
Rebecca Greenblatt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Finding Funding and Applying for Fellowships and Grants

Wednesday 2/10/2021 | 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Jennifer A. Rudes, MSDirector of Research Administration Sponsored Programs Office 
Katie Keough, MPA, CRA, Director, Research Development

Careers Beyond Academia 

Wednesday 1/13/2021 | 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Susi Varvayanis, Executive Director, Careers Beyond Academia/BEST, Cornell University

Preventing a Burnout

Wednesday 12/16/2020 | 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Holly Vanderhoff, PhD, Co-Director, Student Counseling Services

How to Select a Postdoc Advisor

Wednesday 12/9/2020 | 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Mariano Viapiano, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Physiology

Evolving from a Bystander to an Upstander

Monday 11/30/2020 |11:15 AM| Room 3111 WH 
Mark Schmitt, PhD, Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Writing a Scientific Manuscript

Wednesday 10/14/2020 | 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Dimitra Bourboulia, PhD, Assistant Dean for UME and GME Research

Academic Strategies

Wednesday 9/23/2020 | 12:00 Noon | ZOOM
Katie Daley, Academic Support, CON, COGS, CHP

Maintaining an IDP and Academic CV

Wednesday 6/24/2020 |12:00 Noon| ZOOM
Mark Schmitt, PhD, Dean, College of Graduate Studies

PhDs in Medical Affairs

Wednesday 5/27/2020 | 12:00pm Noon | ZOOM
William Soliman, PhD, Founder and CEO, Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA)

Student Counseling Services - Stress Management and Self-Care

Wednesday 5/13/2020 |12:00 Noon| ZOOM
Michael Miller, PhD, Co-Director, Student Counseling Service, SUNY Upstate Medical University

CNY Biotech Accelerator Overview

Wednesday 3/4/2020 |12:00 Noon| Room 3105 WH
Kathi Durdon, MA, CCRP, Executive Director, CNY Biotech Accelerator

The Basics of Budgeting, Credit and Banking

Wednesday 2/5/2020 |12:00 Noon| Room 3111 WH
Tanya Milazzo, Associate Director of Financial Aid, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Preparing for your Scientific Future

Wednesday 1/22/2020 | 9am, 12:00 Noon, 1:30pm | Room 3105 WH
Josh Henkin, PhD, Founder, Stem Services

Fostering Community & Service - Volunteer Opportunities for Research Scientists

Wednesday 12/4/2019 | 12:00 Noon | Room 3111 WH
Cindy Paikin, Program Coordinator, Center for Civic Engagement, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Literature Searching Advanced

Wednesday 11/20/2019 | 12:00 Noon | Room 3111 WH
Twanna Hodge, Reference and Liaison Services Librarian, SUNY Upstate Medical University

Non-academic Career Opportunities for PhD's

Wednesday 10/30/19| 12:15PM | Room 3111 WH
Ashleigh Jackobel, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, PhD

Alda Center for Communicating Science 

Wednesday 10/2/2019 | 9:00AM & 12:00 Noon | Room 1159 WH & 3509/3510 Setnor
Joshua Rice, MFA, Improvisation Lecturer, and Elizabeth Bojsza, MFA, Assistant Professor of Practice, Stony Brook University

Title IX Training

Wednesday 9/25/2019 | 12:00 Noon | Room 3111 WH
Dr. Malika Carter, Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Career in Industry for PhD's

Wednesday 6/5/2019 | 12:00 Noon | Room 3509/3510 Setnor
Dr. Kelsey Moody from Ichor Therapeutics
Dr. Marc Ridilla from Repair Biotechnologies

Patricia Kane, PhDPatricia Kane, PhD

Publication 101

Wednesday 5/8/2019 | 12:00 Noon | Room 3509/3510 Setnor
Dr. Patricia Kane, Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Presenting a Scientific Poster

Wednesday 2/27/2019 | 3:00PM | Room 103 Weiskotten Hall
Cameron MacQuarrie, Anatomy and Cell Biology, PhD

Teaching at the College Level

Wednesday 2/1/2019 | 1:30PM | Room 3509/3510 Setnor
Dr. Terri Provost, PhD, professor of biology at Utica College
Dr. Adam K Pak, PhD, professor of biology at Utica College