Careers in Science Policy and Outreach
Friday, April 3, 2015
The Auditorium of Harrison Institute & Small Special Collections Library
12:00 – 1:30pm Career Panel Discussion
1:30-3:00pm Networking Reception
Join us for a career panel focusing on careers in science policy and outreach immediately followed by networking reception.
Panel Members Include:
Students and Postdocs who can effectively share their research with journalists,
decision-makers, and the public increase the impact of their work. Make plans to attend this
plenary session and hands-on workshop that offers useful skills for upper-level graduate students and postdocs.
Attention graduate students who want to apply for collaborative fellowships in data science! Applications for Presidential Fellowships in Data Science will be accepted until 11:59pm on April 7. Please see our webpage for further information on fellowships.
Federal resumes differ from traditional resumes in many ways. They can be anywhere from two to five pages and require information not normally found on a traditional resume. Join the Partnership staff and agency representatives as we walk you through how to build a strong federal resume and best highlight your experience.
Interested in collaborating with other grads? Want to meet some cool people? Looking for a fellowship stipend next year and a standout accomplishment for your C.V.? Join the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs at the Graduate Interdisciplinary Research Mixer.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Harrison Small Auditorium
Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT, is an academic competition that challenges Ph.D. students to present their dissertation work and its significance within three minutes to a general audience with the use of just a single visual aid. It's also the perfect way to prepare for job interviews!
Thinking of entering the 3MT Competition? Join peers and past 3MT finalists to practice, polish, and get feedback on your 3MT presentation. This is an excellent opportunity to try out a new way of describing your work and to make sure you're using terms that someone in a different field can understand before the first round of the competition begins. Register today!
The annual Government and Nonprofit Career Expo brings top employers together to recruit for internships and full-time jobs in a wide range of fields in the government and nonprofit sectors. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about careers in government and nonprofit and to network with employers. Many students have secured internships and full-time employment as a result of this annual event.
Newcomb Hall (Ballroom & Adjacent Rooms)
Educators' Expo Job Fair (9am-12pm) , Educators' Expo Interview Fair (12pm-5pm)
This annual education job and interview fair is open to all candidates/students interested in k-12 positions in Teaching, Counseling, Speech Language Pathology (SLP) or Administration: Free admission and no advance registration. All majors & degrees sought (not just certified candidates); and math, science & Spanish majors highly encouraged to attend.
Sparked by a grant from the Jefferson Trust, collaborative graduate student research in Data Science is helping to drive novel solutions to complex problems.
Contrary to popular belief, the public sector has more to offer than just office jobs! Working in a lab, doing field work, or traveling the country are all possibilities for federal employees. Hear from agency representatives about these exciting opportunities and how you can secure such a position.
- Do you want to learn how to talk about your work in a succinct and compelling way?
- Do you feel like you don't know what to say when networking or at a job interview?
- Do you want to learn about how you can win $1,000 for talking about your dissertation research?
Thursday, February 5: 10:30-12:00
Three minutes isn't much time to give directions to the nearest coffee shop, let alone explain a 50,000 word doctoral dissertation that has taken years to research and write. That's exactly what we're asking our doctoral candidates to do in the 3rd Annual UVa Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. What's more - we're asking these competitors to do so without props or discipline-specific jargon to lay audiences.
*Wednesday, February 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm: Behavioral Interviewing
Participants will practice responding to authentic interview questions they may encounter during a non-academic job interview.
*Tuesday, February 3, 10:30am - 12:00pm: Cover Letter Writing
Participants will learn how to draft a cover letter using a non-academic job ad.
Scholars' Lab Speaker Series: Thorny Staples
Managing the Record of Research at the Smithsonian
Can institutions effectively manage cross-team digital research data in real time? Can it preserve that data so it can be seamlessly presented in conjunction with publications?
Spring Career Fair
Date: February 3rd and 4th, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Click here to register: https://virginia-csm.symplicity.com/events/ .
*Monday, February 2, 10:30am - 11:30am: Converting a CV to a Resume
Participants will learn how to convert their academic experiences to transferable and marketable experiences for the non-academic market.
Please bring a hard copy of your resume draft to this event.
January 29—30, 2014
Newcomb Hall, 3rd floor
The Spring Job & Internship Fair brings recruiters from over 75 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to U.Va. to meet students from all majors seeking full-time employment or internship experience. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences!