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Interviewing Etiquette for STEM Professionals

Interviewing Etiquette for STEM Professionals

Monday, October 19, 2015

The New York Academy of Sciences

Presented By

Presented by Science Alliance


Join the Science Alliance and INet NYC to learn the ins and outs on how to ace your job interview in the U.S. Interview etiquette differs per country and culture and this workshop will provide insights to better understand the interview process in the U.S. This workshop is tailored for “young professionals” including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows looking to secure a job outside academia.

This workshop aims to help you develop and enhance your interview skill set so that you can impress your potential future employer. This workshop will provide details on how to prepare for an interview including how to research the organization and the people you are interviewing with so that you feel prepared with background information. The workshop will also cover typical interview questions and tips on how to respond to the questions. These questions include:

  • • What are you looking for in your career?,
  • • Why are you interested in this role or organization?,
  • • What are your strengths and weaknesses?,
  • • How do you work in teams?,
  • • How do you manage your time and prioritize tasks?,
  • • How have you been proactive?

This workshop will cover examples of good responses, as well as responses that should not be given and rationale behind what makes a good or bad response. Lastly, the workshop will cover questions that you should ask during an interview to seem engaged and interested in the position.

Registration Pricing

Member (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow)$25
Nonmember (Student / Postdoc / Resident / Fellow)$35


* Presentation titles and times are subject to change.

October 19, 2015

6:30 PM

Welcome Remarks
INet NYC and Science Alliance

6:45 PM

Ace the Interview Workshop I

7:15 PM

Coffee Break

7:30 PM

Workshop Part II

8:30 PM

Event Close



Ariola Bardhi

PhD Candidate at Albert Einstein and INet NYC co-founder

Mike Veesntra

PhD Candidate at Albert Einstein and INet NYC co-founder

Yaihara Fortis Santiago, PhD

The New York Academy of Sciences


Lauren Celano

Propel Careers

Lauren Celano is the Co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial innovative life sciences companies. Lauren is very passionate about working with individuals with strong scientific backgrounds to find exciting growth opportunities in the life sciences industry. Before Propel, she spent about 10 years in the life sciences industry working with companies to advance drug molecules through SNBL USA, Aptuit, Quintiles, and Absorption Systems. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Gettysburg College and an MBA with a focus in the health sector and entrepreneurship from Boston University. Lauren is on the Board of MassBioEd, the Advisory Board of the Boston University School of Public Health Pharmaceuticals Program, and the Advisory board for Endicott College Boston. She also serves on the Gettysburg College Entrepreneurial Fellowship Advisory Council and the programming committee of the Capital Network.


Promotional Partners


INet NYC, founded in 2014 by two PhD students from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is an organization that provides support and guidance to all international graduate students and research fellows in science in the NYC area, by providing career development opportunities to overcome the obstacles that foreign scientists face. We offer opportunities that help foreign scientists expand their skill set, such a workshops and events with successful professionals, and offer access to a strong peer network of international graduate students and research fellows.

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