This segment of professional development sessions hosted by the student-led organization, Alternative Career Exploration in the Sciences (ACES), in collaboration with Show Me Research Week. This series specifically serves graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. All the events below are free to attend.
Professional Development Sessions
Monday, April 17, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. — Bond Life Sciences Center — Monsanto Auditorium
The Other Side of the Table: Biotech Hiring from MU's Own
Being able to see things from an employer's perspective can be the secret to landing the right job. What types of skills do employers look for? How can I best prepare myself for a successful job search? Join us for a discussion with MU alumni who made it big in biotech as senior executives on what they look for when recruiting, and how to land the job you want.
Moderator: Jaya Ghosh: Adjust Professor, Director of MU Coulter Biomedical Accelerator, Bioengineering
Panelists: Don Haut: Chief Executive Officer, Carmine Therapeutics, Matthew Mouw: Chief Technology Officer, Ball Horticultural Company, Virginia Mattis: Director, FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics, and Chris Lorson: MU Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Chief Scientific Officer, Shift Pharmaceuticals
Monday, April 17, 1-2 p.m. — Bond Life Sciences Center — Monsanto Auditorium
Is Remote Work Right for Me?: What to expect and how to prepare for working in a remote/hybrid environment
The COVID-19 Pandemic quickly forced companies and organizations to adapt remote/hybrid work, bringing additional complexities to the employee/employer relationship that many have been unprepared to manage. While remote work has proven successful for many, it is important to understand the unique challenges, expectations, and responsibility that an employee may experience to have the best chance of success in their role. In this session, Kimberly LeCompte will host a discussion on how to navigate the various challenges and the dos and don'ts of remote work.
Hosted by Kimberly LeCompte, Associate Director of Human Resources, University of Missouri
Thursday, April 20, 2-3 p.m. — TBD
Where should I go and how do I get there?: Intro to career exploration and job search for scientists
An advanced degree in science can take you in many professional directions. This session will provide an overview of some of the more common career paths for scientists. Hosted by Michael Tessel, he will discuss how to discover which options are right for you, how to set yourself up for success, and practical tips for using LinkedIn and other job search platforms.
Hosted by Michael Tessel, Senior Director of Professional Development, University of Chicago
Please contact Cydney Smith, for any questions regarding series and ADA accommodations. Please request ADA accommodations by April 1st.
McFarland Graduate Student & Faculty Development Endowment in Science