Peter Fiske - Putting Your Degree to Work: Practical Career Strategies for Scientists
Friday, April 13, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
La Jolla, CA
Postdoctoral scholars and graduate students from UCSD, TSRI, SBMRI and Salk are invited to a special career development lecture presented by Dr. Peter Fiske on Friday, April 13, 2012 from 3:00 to 5:00pm.
You're also invited to stay afterwards for post-lecture networking.
Description of the workshop
Young scientists in nearly every field are finding today's job market a confusing and frustrating place. More new Ph.D.s, post-docs and Master's degree holders are considering a wider range of careers in and out of science, but feel ill-prepared and uninformed about their options. Some feel their Ph.D. training has led them to a dead-end. In this workshop Dr. Fiske presents a thorough and practical overview to the process of career planning and job hunting in today's job market, from the perspective of a young scientist. He covers specific steps that young scientists can take to broaden their horizons, strengthen their skills, and present their best face to potential employers. An important part of this is the realization that most young scientists possess a range of valuable "transferable skills" that are highly sought after by employers in and out of science. He also cover all the specifics of job hunting, including informational interviewing, building your network, developing a compelling CV and resume, cover letters, interviewing, and more. With each topic he discuss the particular challenges and opportunities faced by those with an advanced degree in science.
Dr. Fisk has presented versions of this very popular workshop to over 10,000 scientists and engineers in universities (UCSD, Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Stanford, UNC- Chapel Hill, University of Michigan, Scripps, UCLA., Cambridge, etc.), government laboratories, and at national and international scientific meetings.
Peter S. Fiske, Ph.D., is author of "To Boldly Go: A Practical Career Guide for Scientists" and its second edition: "Put Your Science to Work: A Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists" both published by AGU. From 1997 to 2000 he was the co-author of the biweekly column Tooling Up on AAAS's Career website NextWave (www.nextwave.com) and is presently writing a monthly column on career development and
entrepreneurship called Opportunities on the AAAS career website ScienceCareers.org. He has organized and lead panel discussions and workshops on alternative careers and career development for scientists at national and international meetings, universities, and national laboratories. He has been featured on NPR's Talk of the Nation - Science Friday.
Fiske received his Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences 1994 from Stanford University and an MBA from U.C. Berkeley in 2002. In 1996 Fiske was awarded a White House Fellowship and served one year in the Clinton Administration as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Special Projects. Fiske is the author of 22 technical articles, a former member of the technical staff of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and currently Chief Executive Officer of PAX Mixer Inc. in San Rafael, CA.
Dr. Peter Fiske is a very informative and widely popular speaker so we recommend that you register early and guarantee your seat.
Free parking is available at the Salk Overflow lot (dirt) next to the Gliderport.
When & Where
Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs at the University of California-San Diego
The workshop is co-sponsored by the University of California, San Diego, The Scripps Research Institute, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.
The Peter Fiske Lecture scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2012 is sold out! We encourage you to arrive early to find a seat. Because we are at full capacity and this is an open event, we have set up the foyer area with video feed to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend.
This will be one of the best and most informative lectures so don't miss out!
See you Friday at 3:00pm at Salk Institute for Biological Studies Hoffman Auditorium.