Vol 10. Issue 32 / October 25, 2010
Career Workshops: "Careers Away from the Bench" and "Interviewing Skills"
In "Careers Away From the Bench," which will be held in the California campus's Beckman Building Keck Amphitheater and streamed via teleconference to the Florida campus's Room B158, Blaser will lead a workshop that asks the question: could you be missing out on an exciting and rewarding career outside of academic or industrial research? Increasingly, Ph.D.-level scientists are becoming aware of other career opportunities beyond bench research. In this workshop, participants will consider what their own career path in these so-called "nontraditional" areas might look like. The discussion will include the types of alternative careers available, how to parlay your current skills and values into a new area, ways to research career options, and how to develop the skills you might need.
In "Interviewing Skills," which will be held in the California campus's Beckman Building Keck Amphitheater, Blaser will address how to best present yourself to employers during every step of the interviewing process, from initial phone interviews to preparing for the big day to following up with your interviewers. Attendees will learn about what employers want to see from job applicants and what job applicants should ask about during an interview. After the workshop, you'll be prepared to ensure your job interview is a great conversation with a potential employer.
Open Enrollment Begins
Changes to the benefit plans for next year are minimal, but include the following: child dependents up to age 26 will be eligible for medical and vision coverage regardless of student status, lifetime limits on the total payouts for the PPO Plans will be eliminated, and pre-existing limitations for covered children under the age of 19 will be lifted. These and other important changes were outlined in the News&Views article "Open Enrollment News". In addition, informative Open Enrollment meetings will take place on both campuses over the next few weeks; see the Open Enrollment Calendar of Events for California and Florida.
ONLINE ACCESSIBILITY AND TRAVEL DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT
Participants with questions regarding Open Enrollment should contact Benefits Administration at x4-8487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the California Benefit Fair which will be held Wednesday, October 27, from 10 AM to 1 PM in the Immunology galleria go to http://www.scripps.edu/hr/benefits/forms/Benefit_Fair_Flyer_2010.pdf
The Career & Postdoctoral Services Office coordinates a volunteer peer editing service, the Scripps Research Council of Scientific Editors, to help Scripps Research postdocs and graduate students on both campuses write high quality papers and fellowships. This program is a result of feedback from graduate students, faculty, and postdocs during the institute's reaccreditation process.
The Career & Postdoctoral Services Office matches requests for editing based on reviewer expertise and availability. To have your manuscript or fellowship reviewed:
The Scripps Research Council of Scientific Editors is intended to supplement, not supplant, the scientific communication mentoring that trainees receive from their advisors, by formalizing an additional review option benefiting both the volunteer peer reviewers and the researchers who use the service. There is no charge for the service and the program duration is indefinite.
Send comments to: mikaono[at]scripps.edu
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