Take advantage of EB Career Central

Published March 01 2019

Experimental Biology Career Cental The career center at the Experimental Biology meeting in Orlando is going to have a lot to offer early- and mid-career attendees. Here’s what you can expect.

One-on-one sessions with experts

The five EB host societies have enlisted dozens of academic and industry professionals to work with meeting attendees on their CVs, cover letters, poster presentations, interviewing and career planning. The ASBMB’s careers blogger, Donna Kridelbaugh, will be one of the experts. If you’re interested in getting one-on-one coaching from one of the experts, you must sign up for an appointment at bit.ly/MentorMeEB2019CC. We expect the slots to fill up quickly, so don’t delay. The organizers report that the number of attendees taking advantage of the counseling sessions has grown by 25 percent in the past two years. More than 200 attendees used the service at EB 2018.

Micro-learning hubs

You’ll learn a lot from the short talks presented in the EB Career Central micro-learning hubs. Each speaker will present for 10 minutes and then answer follow-up questions. The talks will cover a variety of career-development topics, such as networking, outreach and science communication. Stop by if you have a few minutes to kill between sessions.

Graduate program booths

Recruiters from master’s and doctoral programs across the country will be on hand to talk to prospective students. If you’re thinking about pursuing an advanced degree, we recommend chewing the fat with the representatives. And, if one or more piques your interest, we recommend talking to students already enrolled in the programs.

Sessions and workshops

A schedule of selected events related to professional development is below. Note: This is not a full schedule; some workshops are more discipline-specific than others, so we didn’t include them. Also, we’ve listed only the titles, times and locations, but you can read the full schedule and full descriptions at the Experimental Biology website.

 

Saturday, April 6

Volunteering for Professional Associations & Societies: What It’s Like & What It Takes
8:30 to 10 a.m. | Convention Center, W208BC
Career-Development Workshop for Grads and Postdocs: Networking Skills
1:15 to 2:45 p.m. | Convention Center, W305A
Buckle Up! It’s a Jungle Out There: Navigating the Career Highs and Lows
10:30 a.m. to noon | Convention Center, W208BC
Career-Development Workshop for Grads and Postdocs: Constructing Your Elevator Pitch
1:15 to 2:45 p.m. | Convention Center, W307D
ASBMB Annual Meeting Orientation for Undergraduate Students
11:30 a.m. to noon | Convention Center, W306AB
Balancing Content, Critical Thinking and Creativity in Graduate Education
2 to 4 p.m. | Convention Center, W206C
A Role for Professional Societies in Addressing and Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Sciences
1 to 3 p.m. | Convention Center, W309AB
ASBMB Undergraduate Workshop: Exploring Careers Speed Networking
4:45 to 5:45 p.m. | Convention Center, W306AB

 

Sunday, April 7

Career Planning: No Scientist Left Behind
7 to 8 a.m. | Convention Center, W311C
Journals Workshop: An Interactive Guide to
Publishing, Reviewing, and Ethics Issues

3 to 5 p.m. | Convention Center, W206B
Marketing Yourself for a Successful Career
7 to 8 a.m. | Convention Center, W311B
Organizing a Successful ASBMB Student Chapter
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. | Convention Center, W306AB
Publications 101 Workshop
8:30 to 10 a.m. | Convention Center, W309AB
Alternative Funding: Driving Philanthropic
Support for Basic Science

5:30 to 7 p.m. | Convention Center, W205A
Using Large Sets of Data with Students
10 a.m. to noon | Convention Center, W306AB
CREST Conversations, Connecting
Researchers, Educators and Students

5:30 to 7 p.m. | Rosen Centre, Grand Ballroom B
ASBMB Advocacy Town Hall Meeting
12:15 to 1:45 p.m. | Convention Center, W307CD
Storytelling and the Art of Giving a Great Presentation
5:30 to 7 p.m. | Convention Center, W207B
ASBMB Meet the Speakers
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | Convention Center, Exhibit Hall floor
Integrating Research into the Classroom:
Developing an Engaging CURE with Big Data

5:30 to 7 p.m. | Convention Center, W306AB

 

Monday, April 8

Career Planning: No Scientist Left Behind
7 to 8 a.m. | Convention Center, W311C
Surviving an Existential Threat: Creating a
Niche for Basic Science Educators

4 to 5:30 p.m. | Convention Center, W206C
Marketing Yourself for a Successful Career II
7 to 8 a.m. | Convention Center, W311B
Difficult Conversations at All Levels
5:30 to 7 p.m. | Convention Center, W306AB
Transitions at the Mid-Career Point
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Convention Center, W306AB
Transforming Science Research into
Science Outreach

5:30 to 7 p.m. | Convention Center, W307CD
The Need for Scientists in Regulation and Policy: Academia, Government, and Industry
2 to 3:30 p.m. | Convention Center, W206C
A Word of Advice: Success in Scientific Publishing
5:30 to 7 p.m. | Convention Center, W303ABC
Ask a NIH Program Officer Workshop: Tips for
New and Early Stage Investigators to Improve Funding Success

2 to 5p.m. | Convention Center, W105B
ASBMB Student Flash Talk Science Communication Competition & Reception
7 to 8:30 p.m. | Rosen Centre, Grand Ballroom C

 

Tuesday, April 9

Career Planning: No Scientist Left Behind
7 to 8 a.m. | Convention Center, W311C
Lunch and Learn — Science, Dollars, and Outcomes:
The Critical Pieces of Budgeting You Can’t Work Without

11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. | Convention Center, W101B
Marketing Yourself for a Successful Career II
7 to 8 a.m. | Convention Center, W311B
Teaching Blitz: Inventive Teaching Practices and
Laboratory Activities

2 to 3:30 p.m. | Convention Center, W206C