2014 GCMAS Annual Conference

Research Career Symposium

Friday June 27, 2014
1:00-4:00 PM

Dr. Sharon Milgram, Director, Office of Intramural Training and Education, NIH

Career options for PhDs in science, technology, engineering, and math have dramatically changed, with expanding options on the one hand and difficult job markets on the other. To be successful in this changed employment landscape, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers must understand the career exploration process, the role of networking, and effective job search and strategies. This interactive workshop will guide participants through the career exploration and job search process with a focus on concrete things students,  postdocs and early career researchers can do now to lay the groundwork for future career success. Topics that will be covered include self-assessment, networking strategies, transferrable skills, defining success, and ways to work with mentors to enhance job prospects and job search skills.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities and mechanisms that can foster career growth of young professionals in our filed.
  • Write a career plan
  • Define different career paths that contribute to the advancement of science in the fields of gait and clinical movement analyses
  • Develop a research strategy.
  • Appreciate the importance of an active mentoring relationship as well as their role and responsibilities