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Careers Beyond the Bench - Agenda

Friday, August 19

6:00pm    Welcome reception and plenary speaker
  Dr. Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., Program Analyst, National Institute of General Medical Sciences
7:30pm Dinner     

Saturday, August 20

7:30am Breakfast     
8:00am Career track overview
9:00am Skill identification and aligning your skills to a career beyond the bench
10:00am Break
10:15am How to prepare for a career shift: obstacles, adventures & more
11:00am Writing an individual development plan (IDP) and developing goals that are SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely
12:00  Lunch
  (Mentors lead breakout groups for career-track specific discussion from 1pm to 5:45pm)
1:00pm       Successful applications and application materials
1:45pm        Strategies to build your resume     
2:30pm        Individual feedback on documents submitted during the application process; peer discussion of comments
3:15pm         Break
3:30pm        Working on key application documents as designated by mentors     
5:45pm Tools for networking and marketing yourself
7:00pm Dinner and networking    

Sunday, August 21

7:30am Breakfast     
8:00am      Interviewing tips and techniques
8:30am Science communication: Make your elevator pitch
10:30am      Break
10:45am Feedback on IDPs and documents developed on Saturday
12:30pm      Working lunch - Strategies to apply the IDP and SMART goals: next steps to obtaining the job
2:00pm Close