Events

  • 2020 Oct 27

    Diversity: A Workshop and Forum of Ideas

    2:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom--Link will be provided to registered participants in due time

    This workshop will consider why diversity and inclusion are important in both academia and industry, and explore how you can foster an inclusive environment in your classroom, your lab, or any future professional setting. The session will be both interactive and introspective to help you to develop your personal diversity statement and to plan how you will incorporate inclusive practices into your professional life.

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  • 2020 Oct 30

    The Academic Job Search: Preparing Your Materials

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom--Link will be provided to registered participants in due time

    This comprehensive, ideally interactive, presentation will teach you everything you need to know about how to prepare and polish your materials (cover letter, CV), and how to write effective teaching, research, and diversity statements.

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  • 2020 Nov 02

    Diversity Statement Workshop

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom--Link will be provided to registered participants in due time

    This workshop, run by Alexis Stokes, will delve deeper into the writing of the Diversity Statement, which is part of the application package for a majority of Colleges and Universities in the United States. In the process, it will also cover important issues such as inclusion and belonging. 

    Please be prepared to share your draft for the group's thoughts.

    Alexis Stokes, Ed.D., is Director of Diversity,...

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  • 2020 Nov 04

    Planning Career Transitions and Skills during the Covid19 Pandemic

    2:00pm to 2:50pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    This webinar will provide advice for how to plan a career transition during this time with a focus on how to build career relevant skills and experiences. This webinar will cover different information sources that can be used to identify skills and experiences needed for specific roles and how to use this information to develop your skill building plan. This seminar will also highlight different ways to highlight these skills and experiences in a resume, cover letter and during interviews.

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  • 2020 Nov 05

    Building Resilience to Manage Work & Job Search Stress

    1:00pm to 2:15pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    The aim of this session is to give you fresh ideas to help you understand your stress and build resilience to reduce its impact on your life. We are in uncharted territory with the pandemic and the unknowns about the economy and job market. Most people are feeling a heightened sense of concern and worry. This situation can lead to an increase in levels of stress (and spikes in our cortisol) that can adversely impact our well-being and our effectiveness. However, there are some things you can do. In this interactive webinar we’ll discuss details about how stress impacts us, as well as how...

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  • 2020 Nov 11

    Postdoc Science Cafe

    Repeats on the second Wednesday of February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, 12 times .
    5:00pm

    Location: 

    Virtual

    Come meet your fellow postdocs and hear about their work! In this monthly meeting postdocs from all disciplines within FAS come together and listen to a few short presentations on diverse postdoc projects. This is a great way to learn about the great science going on at Harvard outside your own department and to meet and connect to postdocs outside your field. It is also a great opportunity to practice talks addressing broad general audiences and to prepare for outreach activities. Come and join us for some great science, light food and drinks and ample time for discussions - both...

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  • 2020 Nov 14

    Tips to Navigate a Successful Virtual Interview Process

    2:00pm to 3:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Most organizations are conducting interviews using virtual platforms such as skype, zoom, and webex during the COVID-19 pandemic and this trend will most likely continue well into 2021. 

    This webinar will:

    • Provide advice for how prepare for and navigate the virtual interview process.
    • Highlight how to use these platforms effectively for the various interview rounds. 
    • Provide advice on how to perform background research and prepare tailored interview responses so that you can confidently answer interview questions asked...
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  • 2020 Dec 03

    Social Intelligence for Scientists

    1:00pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Through this session you will enhance your internal and external communication and workplace effectiveness through the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). The MBTI is a powerful personality assessment tool to help individuals enhance social intelligence in work and in life. This tool will help you can to gain self-awareness, including a better understanding of your unique strengths and potential areas of growth, as well as how personality differences can impact the way you work. In this ...

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  • 2020 Dec 08

    Self-Advocacy and Assertiveness

    2:00pm to 4:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    NIH Becoming a Resilient Scientist Series: We all need to develop the skills needed to be assertive and to advocate for ourselves, especially in hierarchical environments where we sometimes feel we do not have a voice. In this webinar, we will discuss how to set boundaries, communicate expectations, ask for feedback and discuss difficult issues with friends, mentors, colleagues and supervisors.

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