Preparing Academic Scientists For Industry
May 18, 2012,
7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
UMN Campus Club Mississippi Room
Preparing Academic Scientists for Careers in Industry
The shift in available jobs from academia to industry requires recognition that skills valued by businesses go beyond the traditional scientific/technical competencies. ''The ability to work in cross-matrixed environments, demonstrate solid tactical and strategic thinking, ability to delegate, communicate and understand basic concepts of project management'' are common prerequisites for jobs in industry. Although these skills are not typically emphasized during academic training, many research activities do in fact map to these competencies. Having an awareness of one's skills and an ability to express those skills in business terms provides a significant competitive advantage with industry
hiring managers and in advancing a career.
This training workshop introduces 24 business competencies valued in industry, relates them to post-doc research experiences, and demonstrates how to identify those competencies when reviewing job announcements. A companion online self-assessment provides a profile of an individual's competencies which can be used in preparing cover letters, targeted resumes, preparing for interviews, and for short- and long-term career planning. Additionally, understanding the social context of these competencies, and how they relate to each other provides foundations for not just obtaining industry jobs, but for excelling and succeeding in an industry career.
Full-time University of Minnesota students may register free of charge. Please enter POSTDOC as the validation code to disable fees.
Audience: Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate students, and Business and Clinical professional students planning eventual careers in industry. Newly-hired scientists and professionals now transitioning from academia to their industry careers.
Speakers:Randall Ribaudo, PhD, Partner, President, CEO, Human Workflows; Larry Petcovic, Vice President for Communications, Human Workflows
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May 18, 2012
7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 - 11:30 a.m.
http://www.lifesciencealley.org/programs_events/detail.aspx?id=730 REGISTER HERE
University of Minnesota - Coffman Memorial Union
Campus Club Mississippi Room (Room 321)
300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
EARLY BIRD Fee
(Registrations received by May 11th): Member: $75
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