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The Non-Academic Job Search: Target the Job, Tailor the Approach


for Members

The Non-Academic Job Search: Target the Job, Tailor the Approach

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by the Science Alliance


This workshop will cover two important components of the non-academic job search: crafting your best CV or resume and networking your way into a job through informational interviewing.

Part 1 – Talking Your Way into a Great Job
The best way to find the perfect job for you is to meet with and gather information from people already working in your field of interest. This workshop will demystify the process of networking, specifically informational interviewing, and give you practical tips on how to actually get out there and network your way into a fabulous job!

Part 2 – The Scientist’s Conundrum: CV, Resume or Something In-Between?
Every scientist needs a CV, but if you’re transitioning to a career beyond academia, how do you craft a document that will resonate with your audience? Sometimes, a traditional academic CV is best, sometimes a one-page resume, and often a hybrid of the two is most effective! Using sample documents that helped scientists land positions in academia and beyond, we will discuss how to optimize the presentation of your relevant skills and experiences in an aesthetically pleasing style that is most appropriate for different types of PhD-level positions.

Lunch will be provided.


Laura Stark Malisheski, PhD

Office of Career Services, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Laura Stark Malisheski holds a PhD in neuroscience from Yale University and completed post-doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania before making a transition to career counseling. She has ten years experience counseling graduate students and PhDs through the challenges of graduate study and into careers, both within and outside academia. Laura specializes in working with those seeking academic faculty positions and those considering career transition beyond academia.

In addition to career counseling, Laura coordinates an extensive line-up of career events for graduate students and presents many career and professional development workshops. She has spoken at numerous professional conferences, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Microbiology, and the American Chemical Society and has written career articles for media outlets such as and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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