Dr. Peter Fiske shares his perceptions how the experience and skills of graduate students in the sciences, engineering, technology and mathematics is very much sought after in the workforce beyond academia.
01:34: Image of the academic world
04:00: Changes in the non-academic world
06:57: PhDs possess traits and skills valuable in the real world
13:42: Most valuable skill developed in graduate school
17:21: How the public views PhDs & the curse of being smart
23:53: A missed opportunity in PhD training
26:51: What is an Entrepreneur
28:02: Doing science is entrepreneurial
29:14: What is a start-up & why scientists are start-up people
31:24: Myths and truths of entrepreneurs
37:27: Perceptions and realities of PhDs from outside academia
40:40: How to prepare for the real world: T-shaped PhD
42:35: Myths and realities of the modern job market
46:49: The Venn diagram of career
47:57: Some final thoughts
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& Relationship Management
Dr.Lori Conlan presents a workshop that answers the important questions around why to network and how to manage your network and professional relationships well.
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02:28: Networking is tough
05:07: What networking can do
06:46: How to get ready
15:47: How to find a connection
23:52: Developing a networking map
29:06: Types of networking
38:47: Informational Interviews
44:03: Best places to network
50:06: Keeping up the conversation
51:28: Things to remember
52:04: References and resources
How to Survive in Academia
Dr. Henry Strobel, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and a Distinguished Teaching Professor at UT Health, shares years of insights and experience on behaviors, actions, and characteristics of successful individuals in academia.
04:33: What Does the Potential Academic Employer want?
25:55: Thrive in academia: Deal with changes
31:00: UT CV format
Expert Talk with Human Resources
Ever wonder what you look like to the people responsible for hiring you? Ever wonder what they look for? This 2 hour session brings together a broad panel from HR, recrutiing, and faculty academic administrators to help illluminate the other side in the hiring process.
02:05: Key qualities that employers want in candidates
03:34: Three keys for an effective job search
04:40: Building your 3 critical documents
05:27: How to prepare for interview
06:10: Internet resources and books
Workshop: Put Your Science to Work
2 hour workshop by Dr. Peter Fiske covering essential career development topics from understanding your values and strengths to practical aspects of the job search and application.
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BioSciences in Houston
Jacqueline Northcut, President & CEO of BioHouston, shares the latest news on bioscience opportunities in the Houston area and provides a glimpse of what the future holds in store.
00:30: The future of biosciences in Houston is bright
07:25: How to find a local job
19:09: Other alternative career options