No professional meeting is complete without career programming
In the mood to explore different career paths or sharpen your transferrable skills to make yourself a more effective member of the scientific workforce? Look no further than Discover BMB 2023, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s annual meeting, March 25 – 28 in Seattle.
Centrally located in the exhibit hall right next to the ASBMB booth, the career center will have a schedule packed with career programming each day of the meeting. Whether you’re currently looking for a job, planning to enter the job market soon or looking to enhance the career you already have, we have you covered.
Our career program includes four main components:
We’re setting aside specific days and times when you can stop by the career center for a new topic every half hour. Be sure to check the schedule. These sessions will include talks about a variety of careers.
Come hear about career paths in the broader field of scientific publishing, see whether your interests align better in a large or small industry setting, or learn what consulting careers actually entail on the day-to-day.
Participate in skill- or tool-focused discussions; brush up on your negotiation strategies or learn how to leverage social media to promote your science and yourself. We aim to cover a range of tools, skills and careers of interest to those both inside and beyond academia.
Would you like to meet with an expert to review your specific aims or prepare for an interview? Stop by to reserve a spot with a coach. We’ll have several experts on hand each day to offer guidance on a variety of topics. Be sure to check in at the career center or check us out on social media to see what topics are offered each day.
And if you’re interested in helping out as a coach, be sure to note this in your meeting registration form so the ASBMB professional development team can coordinate logistics with you.
LinkedIn profile reviews
Just like your CV or resume, your LinkedIn profile should highlight your strengths and showcase what sets you apart from everyone else out there in the job market. Stop by the career center and pull up your LinkedIn profile on your phone or computer. Our experts will suggest tweaks and enhancements you could make to help you stand out from the crowd.
Do you have an opening in your lab or business to advertise to meeting attendees? Or are you looking to leverage Discover BMB to find your next position? The job board is the place for you to post and discover your next career step.
Meetup spaces throughout the exhibit hall are a convenient option for informal interviews as well, so don’t pass up the opportunity to leave the meeting with a promising candidate or career prospect.
The ASBMB has lined up a photographer to take headshots of attendees one day of the meeting. While the photographer is not officially part of the careers programming, be sure to check the schedule. You might want to add this fresh professional photo to the LinkedIn profile you just reviewed.
Take your career to the next level with talks and tips, all at #DiscoverBMB.
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