Stepping Up: Practical Career and Leadership Advice for Scientists
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In this 90-minute session, you will learn:
- Key strategies to help you maximize your career opportunities
- What it takes to succeed in a technical environment
- How to improve your skills as a leader
This course is designed for postdocs and GSRAs.
Your years in graduate school have prepared to you to excel in a research environment. But there’s more to career success than just doing good science. As an early career scientist, you need to use certain key skills and strategies to maximize opportunities and move your career ahead – but none of them are taught in grad school. In this entertaining and insightful lecture, Dr. Peter S. Fiske will discuss practical steps you can take to broaden your career opportunities and improve your skills as a leader.
Dr. Fiske is the author of Put Your Science to WORK: A Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists and a regular career columnist for Science and Nature. He regularly presents workshops for early career scientists at UC Berkeley, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and other universities. Dr. Fiske is also a serial entrepreneur and CEO of PAX Water Technologies, Inc. in Richmond, CA.