Catalyze your career agenda (Tucson)

Saturday, October 21

8:30– 9:00 AM                       Registration

9:00 – 9:05 AM                      Welcome
                                               Victor J. Hruby, Ph.D., Regents Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
                                               University of Arizona 

9:05 – 10:30 AM                    Keynote session: Practical Tools for Navigating Your Career Path Evolution
                                               Teresa Evans, Ph.D., Workforce and Career Development Director at the University of Texas Health
                                               Science Center San Antonio
                                               Forbes Coaches Council member
This workshop will focus on practical and actionable tools for (1) defining your current interests,
                                               (2) exploring career paths, and (3) creating and implementing a skill-development plan.

10:30 – 10:45 AM                  Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM           Exploring career paths
Speakers in different paths will discuss their professional background, current career, how
                                               they got there and advice on how to get started.  
                                               John Algeo, Senior Software Developer, Algeo Consulting
                                               Michael Carducci, Ph.D., Senior Chemist, Climax Molybdenum
                                               Katie White, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Roche
                                               Elisa Tomat, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Arizona
                                               Quan Nguyen, M.S., J.D., Principal Partner, Nguyen & Tarbet Law

12:00 – 1:15 PM                    Lunch (provided) and networking
                                               Participants may select a speaker to have lunch with during morning registration. 

1:15 – 2:30 PM                      Exploring career paths, continued
                                               Rakhi Gibbons, Associate Director, Biomedical & Life Science Licensing, TLA
                                               Trish Wheeler, Marine Biology Teacher, Palo Verde High School
                                               Joyce Schroeder, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cancer Biology, and Genetics,
                                               University of Arizona, President, Alliance Therapeutics
                                               Eric Lyons, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Arizona BIO5 Institute
                                               Matthew E. Kaplan, Ph.D., Functional Genomics Core Facility Manager, University of Arizona                

2:30 – 2:45 PM                      Break    

2:45 – 3:45 PM                      Breakout Session I
                                               Participants may select from four breakout sessions

                                                       ·   Networking 101 - Led by Teresa Evans, Ph.D.
                                                       ·   Resume and cover letter writing 101 - Led by Susan Kaleita, M.S.
                                                       ·   Interviewing 101 - Led by Don Upson, Ph.D.                                                     
                                                       ·   Roundtable with speakers

3:45 – 4:00 PM                      Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM                      Breakout Session I
                                               Participants may select a different breakout session
                                                       ·   Networking 101 - Led by Teresa Evans, Ph.D.
                                                       ·   Resume and cover letter writing 101 - Led by Susan Kaleita, M.S.
                                                       ·   Interviewing 101 - Led by Don Upson, Ph.D.
                                                       ·   Roundtable with speakers                                                     

5:00 – 7:00 PM                      Wrap-up Party at Gentle Ben's Brewing Co.
All attendees and presenters are invited to attend.