How to market yourself, excel at interviews, and secure the job you desire
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) graduate programs in the United States do an excellent job of preparing students for careers in academia. As early career professionals and a growing number of reports note, however, many recent STEM graduates, including those with advanced degrees, are interested in employment in sectors beyond the professoriate by the time they complete their degree.
Scientists continue to report that they feel ill-prepared and ill-equipped to pursue employment in these settings.
To help scientists identify and successfully transition into the careers they desire, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) developed a program to help scientists hone and practice the skills needed to secure employment. AIBS’s Employment Acquisition Skills Boot Camp for Scientists is an intensive multi-day program that blends asynchronous modules, live lecture, and hands-on exercises. Designed by scientists with years of work experience in diverse settings and a career coach, this program provides graduate students to senior scientists with the information, tools, and resources required to successfully identify and secure employment in a diversity of careers, including science policy, communications, researchers or program managers in the private sector, research funding organizations, non-profit management, international development, government agencies, and others.
Course participants will:
- Identify and clarify career interests and opportunities;
- Learn to communicate their knowledge and skills to employers;
- Develop strategies for finding employment;
- Develop application materials with feedback from instructors;
- Prepare for and practice different interview styles and scenarios.
Click here to view the general program agenda.
Who should take this course?
Current graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, and scientists interested in transitioning to a new employment sector.
This course will be offered online in three live sessions, each three hours long, conducted on February 11, February 18, and February 25, 2022 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time. In addition, participants will be asked to review short pre-recorded modules asynchronously.
The registration fee covers instruction, materials, and resources.
- Individual Rate: $350.00/person
- Nominated by an AIBS Member Society or Organization: $300.00/person
- Group Rate*: $300.00/person
*Organizations that register four (4) or more participants are eligible for a group discount. Please contact us for more information.
A non-refundable $100 deposit is due at the time of registration. Individuals will be billed for the balance prior to the course.