Course Directors:
Lisa M. Schwiebert, Ph.D.

Jami Armbrester

Summer 2015

Job Skills for Senior Grad Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

Course Objective:

    • describe an array of career options inside and outside of academic research
    • develop and implement a career management plan
    • build a resume, establish a LinkedIn account, and conduct a job search
    • explain elements of leadership and management processes

Course Requirements:

  • Attend each class
  • Complete Self Assessments
  • Participate in class discussions
Class meeting schedule:

Time: Wednesdays from 2 - 4 p.m.
Date: June -  August
Location: BBRB  170

Class 1 – June 3: Introduction and Building a plan for career exploration
Instructors: Lisa M. Schwiebert, PhD; Jami Armbrester, MS

Class 2 – June 10: Career ID: Using myIDP to identify career interests
Instructors: Lisa M. Schwiebert, PhD; Jami Armbrester, MS

Class 3 – June 17: Careers in Business and Entrepreneurship
Instructors: Eric Schwiebert, PhD; Doug Ayers, PhD

Class 4 – June 24: Careers in Public Policy
Instructors: Stacie Propst, PhD (GASP)

Class 5 – July 1: Careers in Research Administration
Instructors: Kelly Andringa, PhD, MBA (UAB)

Class 6 – July 8: Careers in Science Communication
Instructors: Jennifer Greer, PhD, Erin Thacker, PhD, Jeff Hansen, PhD

Class 7 – July 15: Career Management Planning
Instructors: Lisa M. Schwiebert, PhD; Jami Armbrester, MS

Class 8 – July 22: Job Resume Building, Searching and Applications
Instructors: Lisa M. Schwiebert, PhD; Jami Armbrester, MS

Class 9 – July 29: Interviewing and Negotiating and Wrap-up
Instructor: Lisa M. Schwiebert, PhD; Jami Armbrester, MS

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