APS April Meeting 2018

Career Skills Workshop: Achieving Your Goals Through Effective Communication

Sunday, January 29
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Washington 5
Gray Arrow Session N20

Who should attend?

Students, postdocs, and early career scientists.

Overview

Physics students graduate with a huge array of transferrable skills, which are extremely useful to employers (particularly in the private sector, which is the largest employment base of physicists at all degree levels). However, the key to successfully connecting with these opportunities lies in how well graduates are able to communicate their skills and abilities to potential employers.The ability to communicate effectively is a key professional skill that serves scientists in many contexts, including interviewing for jobs, applying for grants, or speaking with law and policy makers.

In this interactive workshop, Crystal Bailey (Careers Program Manager at APS) and Gregory Mack (Government Relations Specialist at APS) will lead activities to help attendees achieve their goals through better communication. Topics will include writing an effective resume, interviewing for jobs, and communicating to different audiences including Congress, among others. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration
Not required.