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Upcoming DC area events

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:52 am
by Brianna Blaser
Two upcoming events in the DC area that Science Careers is involved with:

(1) Getting Ready for a Career Fair
* Wednesday, July 1, 2009
* 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
* Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850
* Register here.

Want help marketing yourself to potential employers? Looking to create a winning resume? Join us for this two-part afternoon event intended to help you better prepare for your job search.

In the first half of the event, Brianna Blaser, Ph.D., from Science Careers will talk about Networking and Career Fairs. She'll cover the basics of good networking and how to employ those tactics in a career fair setting. Using the techniques you learn will help to prepare you for the July 22 career fair.

In the second half of the event, Lori Conlan, Ph.D., from NIH will talk about CVs, resumes, and job searching. Lori will cover differences between resumes and CVs, when to use each, and how to write and edit these documents to attract employers more effectively. She'll also talk about strategies that can help you locate job opportunities.

(2) STEM Talent 2009: Postdoc Conference and Career Fair

* Wednesday, July 22, 2009
* 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
* North Bethesda Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20852
* Find the full schedule and register here.

This annual event, sponsored by Rockville Economic Development, Inc. and other area organizations, will include both a career fair and sessions about nonacademic career opportunities for postdocs in STEM fields. Science Careers will run a workshop on interviewing skills and lead a panel discussion on careers away from the bench.