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Past Webinars

Not Networking - Building Relationships for Success

Presented by: Joanne Kamens, Addgene

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notnetwork Have a follow-up question after watching the video, or want to get Joanne's take on a related topic? COMPASS members will present selected questions to Joanne during a followup Google Hangout. This will be recorded and posted to YouTube as a response to the original video.

There are 3 ways to get your questions to us:
1) Leave a comment on the YouTube video
2) Tweet it @ASCBiology and @JKamens
3) Fill out the anonymous form

You can meet Joanne at the ASCB Annual Meeting in New Orleans (http://www.ascb.org/meetings/) where she will present at a Career Discussion Panel at 11:00am on Monday, December 16th.


Network Yourself to a Great Career

Presented by: Alaina G. Levine, President, Quantum Success Solutions

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It’s elementary: Networking is an absolute necessity in any career, and especially in science and engineering. In fact, networking is not only critical to advancing your own career, but also to advancing scholarship itself. Learn how to develop a networking strategy that leads to important career-boosting opportunities, and discover how to appropriately promote yourself and build your networks. Learn how to “work a room,” start conversations with people you have never met before, and obtain information that can set you on a path to career victory. The importance of and use of social networks will be emphasized.


Career Planning for Cell Biologists: Industrial Opportunities in the Current Economy

Presented by: Alaina G. Levine, President, Quantum Success Solutions

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A degree in biosciences can open many more doors than people realize. The value of biosciences in industry and the many roles biosciences-educated professionals can play in traditional and nontraditional jobs in industrial arenas cannot be overemphasized. We discuss job opportunities available today, and the essential search techniques that are needed to find and grasp these opportunities.


Developing Your 30-Second Value Statement

Presented by: Alaina G. Levine, President, Quantum Success Solutions

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A brand is simply a promise of value, and every successful professional and company is successful in part because they know how to articulate their brand. The ability to communicate your promise of value is vitally important for crafting your career path. In this webinar, we learn the fundamentals of branding as it relates to career development and planning strategy.




Identifying and Seizing Value from Conference Participation

Presented by: Alaina G. Levine, President, Quantum Success Solutions

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There is value in every conference you attend. Learn how to identify and extract that value. Discover how to get the most out of attending an academic or industry conference, how to behave with speakers, how to meet the most important people at the conference, and how to identify the most valuable sessions, events, and other experiences at the conference. Conference etiquette (behavior and dress) and follow-up will also be discussed.


Career Development Videos

Minorities Affairs Committee Workshop (MAC): Writing for Publication
David Asai, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Michael Leibowitz, UMDNJ, University of California, Davis

This workshop (geared toward postdocs and junior faculty) focused on how to publish a scientific paper, including planning collaborations and designing experiments, knowing when you are ready to publish, selecting the appropriate journal, assigning authorship order and acknowledgment credit, and preparing and editing the manuscript and manuscript submission. The review process was also presented, including responsibilities of editors and reviewers, conflict of interest, how to respond to reviews, and resubmission vs. submission to another journal.

Minorities Affairs Committee - New Challenges and Old Obstacles 101
Franklin Carrero-Martinez, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
Anthony DePass, Long Island University
Deborah Harmon Hines, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Michelle Juarez, University of California, San Diego
Stefan Kirchanski, Venable LLP

This presentation (geared toward undergraduate and graduate students) was aimed at motivating students to maximize and take proprietorship of their graduate school experiences by highlighting the trials and tribulations underlying the various stages of the academic pipeline. Distinguished panelists at different stages of their academic careers (postdoc, assistant professor, full professor, and alternative science career professional) share their experiences.

2011 ASCB Workshop Offered by the Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Committee
Biotechnology - Careers for Cell Biologists?

Harvey Lodish, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Amy Gelina, SomaLogic, Inc.
Leslie Leinwand, University of Colorado
Navi Mehra, N30 Pharmaceuticals
James H. Sabry, Genentech, Inc.
Supported by a grant from the Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

A panel of five cell biologists working in different areas of biotech and pharma shared their experiences in a nonacademic world.

Planning Ahead as a Student/Postdoc: What You Can and Should Be Doing Now to Ensure Success on the Job Market in a Few Years
: Tony Koleske, Yale University
Panelists: Malcolm Campbell, Professor, Davidson College; Jenny Frederick, McDougal Graduate Career Center, Yale University; Ann Miller, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan; James Sabry, Vice President, Genentech; Katie Ullman, Professor, University of Utah
Sponsored by the ASCB Education Committee

Want to plan ahead? Experts from both academia and industry led a discussion of what qualifications, skills, and strategies current postdocs (even those just beginning) should develop and adopt to position them to enter the academic or industrial job market and garner those coveted interviews in a few year’s time. They also offered advice on how to prepare for and conduct oneself during a job interview, including preparing a research statement, job talk, teaching a mock class, and doing homework before the visit.

*Funding for taping the MAC, WICB, and Education Committee presentations was provided by a Minority Access to Research Careers grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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