Job Skills Course for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Course Directors:
Lisa M. Schwiebert, Ph.D.
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Jami Armbrester
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Summer 2014

Job Skills for Senior Grad Students & Postdoctoral Scholars

Course Objective:

  • To describe an array of career options outside academic research
  • To build a resume, establish a social media presence, and conduct a job search
  • To develop and implement a career management plan

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


June 4th- Introduction and Self Assessments

Instructor: Jami Armbrester, Suzanne Scott-Trammell, Lisa M Schwiebert PhD


June 11th- Careers in Business & Entrepreneurship and Research Administration

Panel: Greg Peterson PhD JD, Lauretta Gerrity DVM, Deborah Mai PhD


June 18th - Careers in Public Policy and Science Communications

Panel: Stacie Propst PhD, Erin Thacker PhD, Jennifer Greer PhD


June 25th - Building your social media presence and Networking

Instructor: Jami Armbrester. UAB Career & Professional Development


July 9th – Job Search Strategies and Online career resources

Instructor: Suzanne Scott-Trammell, UAB Career & Professional Development


July 16th - Crafting Resumes, CV's, and Cover Letters

Instructor: Jami Armbrester, Lisa M Schwiebert PhD


July 23rd – Interviewing and Negotiating

Instructor: Lisa M Schwiebert PhD, Office of Postdoctoral Education


July 30th – Career Management Planning and Wrap up

Instructor: Jami Armbrester, Suzanne Scott-Trammell, Lisa M Schwiebert PhD


August 6th – Walk in CV, resume, Cover Letter review

Instructor: Jami Armbrester. UAB Career & Professional Development

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