Putting your Science To Work: A Workshop for Postdoctoral Scholars in all Fields of Science

Mar 17 2011 3:30 pm
Mar 17 2011 6:00 pm

UCLA Postdoc Career Training Workshop with Dr. Peter Fiske

Putting your PhD to Work - Workshop
3:30-5:00pm, CNSI Auditorium
Networking Reception
5:00-6:00pm, CNSI Lobby

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More postdoctoral scholars are considering a wider range of careers in and out of science, but feel ill-prepared and uninformed about their options. Some young scientists feel their Ph.D. training has led them to a dead-end. This workshop, with participatory exercises, will present a thorough and practical overview of the process of career planning and job hunting in today’s job market, from the perspective of a Ph.D. scientist. Fiske will cover specific steps that young scientists can take to broaden their horizons, strengthen their skills, and present their best face to potential employers. The concept and value of “transferable skills” will be a key theme.

About the presenter:
Peter S. Fiske received his Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences in 1994 from Stanford University and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley in 2002. Fiske is the author of 22 technical articles and two books, a former member of the technical staff of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and currently Chief Executive Officer of a scientific company.

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