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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!


Building Your LinkedIn Profile & Learning How to Develop Your Career Network
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM | Weiskotten Hall 3111

Come meet the newest addition to the Grad Studies Staff! Shaunna Arnold - Coordinator of Career Development & Special Events - will teach you how to update and promote your account, search for job opportunities and find the best way to employers.

To register visit: https://forms.office.com/r/41PQA6yyAf

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities with the Federal Government
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM | Weiskotten Hall 3111

Adam Waickman, PhD, shares his experiences working for Walter ReedArmy Institute of Research but also did his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. Adam will share the processes he took, his experiences and the advantages and disadvantage of the industry.

To register go to: https://bit.ly/careerdevelopmentpostdoctraining 


Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM | Weiskotten Hall 2231

The 3-Minute Thesis is a research communication competition that challenges students to communicate the significance of their projects without the use of props or industry jargon, in just three minutes.

To participate or to simply attend, please register at: https://bit.ly/Gradstudies3MT  


Eain Murphy
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Eain shares his experiences in industry and academia. If you missed this session, you can view here.


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

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