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Marketing Yourself for a Successful Career III

Symposium — Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM — Convention Center, Room W311B
Trainee Advisory Committee — Chair: Ijeoma Obi — Co-Chair: Miguel A Zarate

Having a successful career in both academic and non-academic environment requires constant and deliberate marketing of one’s self in order to get the desired job and to keep it. In a world that is highly competitive, it is extremely important that trainees begin early in their career to cultivate the skills needed to stand out as a competitive job applicant or a competitive candidate for promotion in the future. Aside from having excellent communication skills in scientific writing, there are other numerous career development abilities that are vital for continued success. These include taking on leadership positions within and outside of the laboratory environment, project and time management skills, building scientific network locally and nationally, and engaging in service and mentoring opportunities. To ensure that trainees are well prepared for a successful career in the future, the Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC) have invited experienced speakers to address three major areas of career development over the course of three days. The three areas are: 1) How to Build Marketable Skills, 2) How to Market yourself on Paper, and 3) How to Market yourself through Networking. Each speaker will give a 45 minutes presentation followed by a 15 minutes question and answer session. At the end of the symposium, trainees will have gained an understanding of how to develop the skills that are necessary to successfully market themselves for their desired job in any scientific setting.


  • Capitalizing on Social Networks to Build a Successful Career
    Melissa Bates — Health and Human Physiology and Pediatrics, University of Iowa

  • Co-Chair
    Miguel Zarate —

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