Events

Medpace recruiting event

School of Medicine, Margherio Family Conference Center
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, 4 to 6 p.m.


The Medpace team will hold a presentation/discussion from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by a period for Q&A from 5 to 5:30. Pizza and beverages will be served, starting at around 5:15.
 
Medpace is a global clinical research organization that works with small to mid-size pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies to run clinical trials for FDA or other regulatory body approval.  This event, led by Brian McQuade, CRA manager, and Brooke Ball, HR generalist at Medpace, will primarily be focused on recruiting Clinical Research Associates (CRAs), but the Medpace team will be able to answer questions about other career opportunities with Medpace.  

This recruiting event is sponsored by BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training), an NIH-funded program designed to assist doctoral trainees in the biomedical and life sciences explore multiple career options.

Business casual dress is required;  bring business cards if you have them.
 
This event is free, but you do need to register. For more information, contact BEST@wayne.edu

Register online

2017-2018 Phase II Program

These workshops provide and opportunity to learn more in-depth about a particular career area in the course of a daylong or half day Saturday session. This experience should be viewed as preparation for a career exploration in that area. More on BEST program components.

Phase II Workshop: Communication

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center  

This is a half-day careers event sponsored by the BEST [Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training] program in the Graduate school for doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists interested in learning more about careers in science communication and publishing via discussion and hands-on activities. 

Presenters include:
Christine Chow, Ph.D., Professor, WSU Dept. of Chemistry; faculty facilitator
Judith Moldenhauer, Professor, WSU Dept. of Graphic Design; faculty facilitator
Aaron Burr, Ph.D., Medical Writer, MMS Holdings
Corinne Williams, Ph.D., Science Editor, American Society for Clinical Investigation

Light breakfast and lunch are provided. Business casual attire is recommended. Bring business cards if you have them.

Note: Prospective attendees should have attended the Phase I seminar in this career track (Communication) last fall or else viewed the video online PRIOR to attending this Phase II workshop. For more information, contact BEST@wayne.edu.

Register online

Phase II Workshop: Business

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center  

This is a half-day careers event sponsored by the BEST [Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training] program in the Graduate school for doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists interested in learning more about careers in business and industry via discussion and hands-on activities.

Presenters include:

Christine Chow, Ph.D., Professor, WSU Dept. of Chemistry; faculty facilitator
Judith Moldenhauer, Professor, WSU Dept. of Graphic Design; faculty facilitator
Ethan Eagle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, WSU Dept. of Engineering
Evelyn Jabri, Ph.D., Founder, E&A Innovation Group
Heinz Plaumann, Ph.D., former Technology Manager/Director, BASF; Founder, QuantumQik Careers

Lunch is provided. Business casual attire is recommended. Bring business cards if you have them.

Note: Prospective attendees should have attended the Phase I seminar in this career track (Business) last fall or else viewed the video online PRIOR to attending this Phase II workshop.  For more information, contact BEST@wayne.edu.

Register online

Phase II Workshop: Teaching

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center  

This is a full-day careers event sponsored by the BEST [Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training] program in the Graduate school for doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists interested in learning more about careers in undergraduate and community college teaching via discussion and hands-on activities.

Presenters include:
Andrew Feig, Ph.D., Professor, WSU Dept. of Chemistry; faculty facilitator
Jeanne Andreoli, Ph.D., former science faculty, Marygrove College
Marcus Dickson, Ph.D., Professor, WSU Dept. of Psychology
Tonya Whitehead, Ph.D., Assistant Director, WSU Center for Teaching & Learning; adjunct faculty, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Light breakfast and lunch are provided.  Business casual attire is recommended.  Bring business cards if you have them.

Note: Prospective attendees should have attended the Phase I seminar in this career track (Teaching) last fall or else viewed the video online PRIOR to attending this Phase II workshop.  For more information, contact BEST@wayne.edu.

Register online

Phase II Workshop: Government

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24

Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center  

This is a half-day careers event sponsored by the BEST [Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training] program in the Graduate school for doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists interested in learning more about careers in government via discussion and hands-on activities.

Presenters include:
Christine Chow, Ph.D., Professor, WSU Dept. of Chemistry; faculty facilitator
Ken Massey, Ph.D., Senior Director of Venture Development, WSU Office of Technology Commercialization; Mayor of Farmington Hills, MI
Toby Smith, Ph.D., Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities

Light breakfast and lunch are provided.  Business casual attire is recommended.  Bring business cards if you have them.

Note: Prospective attendees should have attended the Phase I seminar in this career track (Government) last fall or else viewed the video online PRIOR to attending this Phase II workshop.  For more information, contact BEST@wayne.edu.

Register online

Phase II Workshop: Research Administration

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24

Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center  

This is a full-day careers event sponsored by the BEST [Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training] program in the Graduate school for doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists interested in learning more about careers in research administration via discussion and hands-on activities. 

Presenters include:
Christine Chow, Ph.D., Professor, WSU Dept. of Chemistry; faculty facilitator
Patrick Brandt, Ph.D., Director of Career Development and Training, Office of Graduate Education, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Paulina Karwowska-Desaulniers, Ph.D., Director of Research Priorities and Partnernships, York University (CN) Lassonde School of Engineering

Light breakfast and lunch are provided.  Business casual attire is recommended.  Bring business cards if you have them.

Note: Prospective attendees should have attended the Phase I seminar in this career track (Research Administration) last fall or else viewed the video online PRIOR to attending this Phase II workshop.  For more information, contact BEST@wayne.edu.

Register online


Graduate School/BEST co-sponsored GPPD Seminars

Landing a career with LinkedIn

building an online network badge5 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 29, 2018
Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center  

According to a recent study by Jobvite, more than 90% of recruiters use social media as a part of the talent acquisition process, and 87% of the respondents are using LinkedIn. These staggering statistics imply a necessity for job seekers to have not only an active profile on LinkedIn, but one that stands out from the millions of users seeking the same jobs. In this seminar, participants will learn from career expert and social media professional, Jay Johnson, how to leverage the power of the online networking tool LinkedIn to identify, apply, and land the job of their dreams. The seminar will explore advanced methods of searching and identifying prospective career opportunities, connecting and engaging with key personnel and influencers, and building a profile that will get you noticed. This is a seminar you won't want to miss; your career could depend on it.

Registration link coming soon.


SciPhd Events

SciPhd, a professional development services firm that has held career events at major research universities nationwide, including Rutgers, the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and Stanford. Due to the popularity of this event, BEST will host several events during the 2017-2018 academic year in collaboration with SciPhd. These events require advance registration due to limited space. Details and registration.


Past Events

2017-2018 Phase I Program

Download the poster for Phase I 2017

Download Phase I panelist bios

BEST Program Phase I Panel: Research Administration

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., October 2, 2017
Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center

This is a 90-minute panel event that will address employment in research administration for biomedical doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists interested in exploring multiple career pathways.  Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  Presenters include WSU faculty and alumni currently working in these domains. Q&A will follow the presentation.

Panelists include:
Christine Chow, Ph.D., WSU Faculty Facilitator - Professor, Department of Chemistry
Phil Cunningham, Ph.D., WSU Associate Vice President Research Integrity
Patrick Gossman, Ph.D., WSU Deputy CIO, Community, Research and Special Projects, Executive Director, Community Telecommunications Network
Paulina Karwowska-Desaulniers, Ph.D., Lassonde School of Engineering (Ontario, Canada) Director, Research Priorities and Partnerships
Jodi Wesemann, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Higher Education, American Chemical Society

Download research administration panelist bios.

BEST Program Phase I Panel: Teaching

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., October 3, 2017
Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center

This is a 90-minute panel event that will address employment in undergraduate teaching (in PUIs and community colleges) for biomedical doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists.  Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  Presenters include WSU faculty and alumni who teach in these domains. Q&A will follow the presentation.

Panelists include:
Andrew Feig, Ph.D., WSU Faculty Facilitator - Associate Dean of the Graduate School - Professor of Chemistry
Marcus Dickson, Ph.D., WSU Professor of I/O Psychology Coordinator of I/O MA Program and APORG
Sheila Smith, Ph.D., U of M Dearborn Associate Professor of Chemistry
Jeanne Andreoli, Ph.D., Marygrove College Associate Professor of Biology Director, Institutional Development Core for ReBUILDetroit Chair, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Tonya Whitehead, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Office for Teaching and Learning

Download teaching panelist bios.

BEST Program Phase I Panel: Business/Industry

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., October 4, 2017
Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center

This is a 90-minute panel event that will address employment in business and industry for biomedical doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists interested in exploring multiple career pathways.  Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  Presenters include WSU faculty, alumni, and scientists who will share their experiences in launching careers in business. Q&A will follow the presentation.

Panelists include:
Christine Chow, Ph.D., WSU Faculty Facilitator - Professor Department of Chemistry
John SantaLucia, Ph.D., WSU Professor Department of Chemistry
Kelly George, Ph.D., Principal Scientist L'Oreal Cosmetics
Jaime Curtis-Fisk, Ph.D., DOW Pharma & Food Solutions, Pharma R & D
Ashesh Saraiya, Ph.D., Product Marketing Manager NuGEN Technologies

Download business/industry panelist bios.

BEST Program Phase I Panel: Government

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., October 5, 2017 
Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center  

This is a 90-minute panel event that will address employment in government at the city, state, and federal level for biomedical doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists interested in exploring multiple career pathways.  Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  Presenters include WSU faculty, alumni, and scientists who will share their experiences in these domains. Q&A will follow the presentation. 

Panelists include:
Prof. Judith Moldenhauer, WSU Faculty Facilitator - Professor Graphic Design
Christine Chow, Ph.D., WSU Faculty Facilitator - Professor Department of Chemistry
Ken Massey, Ph.D., WSU Sr. Director, Venture Development VP Research - Adjunct Professor Pharmacology
James Williams, WSU Director of Federal Affairs
Irina Pala, Ph.D., Office of Naval Research
Dan Acosta, Ph.D., Deputy Director, National Center for Toxicology Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Download government panelist bios.

BEST Program Phase I: Communication Panel

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., October 6, 2017
Scott Hall - Margherio Family Conference Center

This is a 90-minute panel event that will address employment in communication and scientific publishing for biomedical doctoral trainees and postdoctoral scientists interested in exploring multiple career pathways.  Faculty and staff are welcome to attend.  Presenters include WSU faculty and alumni who have pursued careers in this domain. Q&A will follow the presentation.

Panelists include:
Prof. Judith Moldenhauer, WSU Faculty Facilitator Professor Graphic Design
Pradeep Sopory, Ph.D., WSU Faculty Facilitator Associate Professor Communication
Donnie Sackey, Ph.D., WSU Assistant Professor Department of English
Karen Cheng, Ph.D., University of Washington Professor Visual Communication Design
Laura Pechta, h.D.,Health Communication Specialist Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Download communication panelist bios.


 

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