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  • Science Alliance
  • Science Alliance
  • Around Town

    Join Science Alliance on your campus for a career development seminar on some of the following topics:

    Negotiating your way in grad school — Learn strategies to communicate effectively with your advisor and colleagues in order to take ownership of your career. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn negotiating techniques for: 1) having difficult conversations in lab, 2) communicating their career intentions with their PI, and 3) discussing professional development opportunities with their PI.

    Developing skills for the 21st Century market — Learn how to identify and market the skills acquired during your scientific training to maximize their potential and increase career prospects. In this workshops, participants will assess their: 1) strengths/weaknesses, 2) values/interests, and 3) short/long career term goals.

    Building a professional network — Learn tips and advice to develop and cultivate professional networks to achieve professional success. In this seminar, participants will: 1) assess their current professional network, 2) learn clear tools and examples on how to identify advisors, mentors and sponsors, and 3) learn how to cultivate relationships within those networks.

    Careers in Science — Learn about the various career options in science and how to evaluate the right path for you. This workshop can be adapted for both Undergraduate Students and Graduate Students/Postdocs.

    Preparing for a Career in Science Policy — Learn about variety of science policy careers, what types of fellowships help explore those careers, how to become competitive for positions, and what opportunities are available at specific institutions for students and postdocs.

    Networking 101 — Learn straightforward strategies for building and maintaining professional connections, critical for professional success. Participants will learn: 1) how to adjust their one-minute elevator pitch, 2) what role does the professional identity plays in the networking context and 3) the importance of active listening during network events.

  • Upcoming Around Town Events

    There are currently no upcoming events
  • Other Upcoming Speaking Engagements

    November 17, 2016

    NIH MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) NU-STAR program

    Northeastern Illinois University
  • Past Around Town Events

    October 24th, 2016

    Negotiation in Grad School

    CUNY, Hunter College

    October 5th, 2016

    Building and Maintaining Professional Networks

    CUNY, Graduate Center

    September 28, 2016

    Negotiating Your Way in Grad School

    Upstate Medical University

    September 9, 2016

    Preparing for a Science Career

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick

    August 17, 2016

    Negotiating Your Way in Grad School

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    June 22, 2016

    Transferable Skills and Understanding the Next Career Step

    The Albert Einstein Collge of Medicine

    January 21, 2016

    Careers in Science Policy

    Columbia University

    October 23, 2015

    Developing skills for the 21st Century Market

    Albany Medical College

    October 21, 2015

    Networking for Scientists and Engineers

    Upstate Medical University – SUNY

    October 22, 2015

    Building a Professional Network

    University at Albany – SUNY

    September 29, 2015

    Careers in Science Policy

    Stony Brook University – SUNY

    September 15, 2015

    Developing Skills for the 21st Century Market

    Hunter College – CUNY

    July 22, 2015

    Skills development during scientific training

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    July 18, 2015

    Speaker, Preparing for careers outside Academia, Beyond the Bench

    Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

    April 23, 2015

    Preparing a strong application for funding opportunities
    (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

    Hunter College

    April 6, 2015

    Transferable Skills

    Yale University

    March 26, 2015

    Networking 101

    New York University

    March 13, 2015

    Preparing a strong application for funding opportunities
    (Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

    Feinstein Institute

    March 12, 2015

    Transferable skills developed during doctoral training and how to market them

    Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

    March 4, 2015

    STEM Careers 2015: Developing Skills for the 21st Century Job Market

    Purchase College, State University of New York

    February 25, 2015

    Preparing for Careers in Science Policy

    Columbia Medical Center, Columbia University

    February 24, 2015

    Preparing for Careers in Science Policy

    Main Campus, Columbia University

    February 19, 2015

    Preparing for Careers in Science Policy

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

    August 6, 2014

    The Humble PhD and Postdoc

    University of California, Berkeley

    July 25, 2014

    The Humble PhD and Postdoc

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    July 22, 2014

    Preparing for Careers in Science Policy

    Albany Medical College

    May 8, 2014

    Preparing for a Fulfilling Career

    CUNY Graduate Center

    April 23, 2014

    Networking 101

    Yale University

    April 11, 2014

    Ace the Interview

    Rutgers University Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

    April 2, 2014

    Preparing for a Fulfilling Career

    St. Johns University

    March 26, 2014

    The Humble PhD and Postdoc

    Columbia University and Columbia Medical Center

    Mar 24, 2014

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career

    NYU Poly

    February 20, 2014

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career

    New York Medical College, NYC

    February 4, 2014

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career

    Weill Cornell, NYC

    January 9, 2014

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career

    Mount Sinai, NYC

    December 5, 2013

    Careers in Science Policy

    New York University

    October 26, 2013

    Careers in Science Policy

    Yale University, Connecticut

    October 17, 2013

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career

    Hunter College, NYC

    October 16, 2013

    Careers in Science

    SUNY Purchase, New York

    October 9, 2013

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career: A primer from STEM PhDs

    Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey

    October 3, 2013

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career: A primer from STEM PhDs

    Rockefeller University, NYC

    September 26, 2013

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career: A primer from STEM PhDs

    University of California Berkeley, California

    September 20, 2013

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career: A primer from STEM PhDs

    Columbia University, NYC

    September 20, 2013

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career: A primer from STEM PhDs

    Columbia University Medical Center, NYC

    July 16, 2013

    Planning for a Fulfilling Career: A primer for STEM PhDs

    Rutgers Graduate School of Biological Sciences, New Jersey
  • Other Past Speaking Engagements

    September 30, 2016

    Panel, Penn Diversity Scholars Symposium

    University of Pennsylvania

    September 21–22, 2016

    Postdocs Annual Retreat

    Panel, Rockefeller University

    July 27, 2016

    Career Panel

    CUNY Research Scholars Symposium

    July 23, 2016

    Panel, ComSciCon Cornell 2016 Workshop

    Cornell University

    May 16, 2016

    Science Policy Career Panel and Networking Session
    (Science & Education Policy Association [SEPA])

    Weill Cornell University

    May 6, 2016

    NIH Career Symposium

    National Institutes of Health

    March 30, 2016

    What Can I Do with My Science Degree?

    Yale University

    January 13, 2016

    Panelist, University of California at Berkeley


    November 18, 2015

    Panelist, The University Worth Fighting For: Career Paths and Hiring Practices

    CUNY, Graduate Center

    October 18, 2015

    Panelist, Research Panel

    The Scientista Symposium 2015

    October 17, 2015

    Leadership Workshop, Facilitator

    The Scientista Symposium 2015

    September 18, 2015

    Panelist, Postdoc Symposium

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    September 17, 2015

    Panelist, Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon

    Stony Brook University – SUNY

    June 4, 2015

    Science Policy Careers

    Yale University

    May 20, 2015

    Speed Mentor, What Now? Career Paths for PhDs in the Biological Sciences

    University of Michigan

    April 17, 2015

    Luncheon speaker, Rutgers University-Newark Research Day

    Rutgers University, Newark

    April 10, 2015

    Panelist, Career Panel: Professional Tips for Career Success, 2015 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)

    The College of Brockport – SUNY

    April 1, 2015

    Panelist, Science Career Panel, Opportunity Network NYC

    The Rocketfeller University

    November 18, 2014

    Career Opportunities and how to network your way around into one

    Mount Sinai – SINAInovations

    April 24, 2014

    Panelist, Graduate Student Career Fair

    Yale University

    February 28, 2014

    Panelist, Careers at Non-For Profits, STEP Program

    New York University, NYC

    November 15, 2013

    Keynote Speaker, Preparing Undergraduate STEM Students for the Workforce, MNYCCPOA Fall Meeting

    St. Francis College

    November 3, 2013

    Moderator, Panel Discussion on Careers at Non-For Profits, What Can You Be With a PhD

    New York University Medical Center, NYC

    October 10, 2013

    Panelist, Careers at Non-For Profits, STEP Program

    New York University Medical Center, NYC

    October 4, 2013

    Panelist, Careers at Non-For Profits, STEP Program

    New York University, NYC

    September 27, 2013

    Network Contact, Networking Reception, Postdoc Appreciation Event

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NYC

    September 19, 2013

    Keynote Speaker, Planning for a Fulfilling Career, Postdoc Appreciation Event

    Stony Brook University, New York

    September 18, 2013

    Panelist, Career Panel, Postdoc Appreciation Event

    Rutgers University Piscataway, New Jersey

    June 14, 2013

    Speaker, Training Well Rounded Scientists, Bioentrepreneur Educators Symposium

    Columbia University, NYC

    June 11, 2013

    Speaker, Planning for Career Success, ISAPP SFA Meeting

    Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC

    May 29, 2013

    Panelist, The Postdoc Dilemma, The NYBA Annual Meeting

    Marriott Marquis Hotel, NYC