Catalyze Your Career agenda (Kansas City)

Thursday, July 28

3:00 – 5:00 PM                      Science communication session:  Make your elevator pitch
Susanna Greer, Ph.D. (American Cancer Society) and Geoff Hunt, Ph.D. (ASBMB)
                                                  Participants will learn how to deliver a great elevator pitch, relying on insight and   
                                                  feedback from the session leaders. More information

5:00 – 7:00 PM                      Reception
                                                 All registered attendees are invited to attend.


Friday, July 29

8:30– 9:00 AM                       Registration

9:00 – 9:05 AM                      Welcome
                                                 Gerald Carlson, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center

9:05 – 10:30 AM                    A plan for success: Implementing IDPs to create your own career path
                                                  Garth Fowler, Ph.D.
(American Psychological Association)
                                                  What is your dream job? Or more importantly, what does it take to get your dream job? You need to
                                                  understand what skills, abilities and competencies are needed when planning to get your dream
                                                  job. This workshop will show you how individual development plans allow you to customize your
                                                  career plan and find the best career path for you!

10:30 – 10:45 AM                  Break

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM           Exploring career paths
                                                  Stephen Benedict, Ph.D. (University of Kansas)
                                                  Aswini Betha, Ph.D. (KU Innovation & Collaboration)
Gerald Carlson, Ph.D. (University of Kansas Medical Center)
                                                  Angela Ferguson, Ph.D. (Children's Mercy Hospital)
Laura Peek, Ph.D. (Oncimmune)
Speakers in different paths will discuss their professional background, current career, how
                                                  they got there and advice on how to get started. 

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

1:15 – 2:30 PM                      Exploring career paths, continued
Laura Anguiano, Ph.D. (Otsuka Pharmaceutical Company)
                                                  Kimberly Bland, Ph.D. (Stowers Institute)

Kristina Bridges, Ph.D. (Cultivate KC)
Sarah Martin-Anderson, Ph.D. (City of Kansas City, Mo.)   
                                      Dominic Warrino, Ph.D. (KCAS Bioanalytical Services)                   

2:30 – 2:45 PM                      Break    

2:45 – 3:45 PM                      Workshop I
                                                  Participants can select from three workshops:

                                                       ·   Networking 101 - led by Erica Siebrasse, Ph.D.
                                                       ·   Resume and cover letter writing 101 - led by Ashley Carlson, M.L.A.
                                                       ·   Interviewing 101 - led by Melissa McClung, M.S.

3:45 – 4:00 PM                      Break

4:00 – 5:00 PM                      Workshop II
                                                  Participants can select a second workshop from the aforementioned options.