2021 Professional Workshop Schedule

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM Sci Comm Workshop 

Join biologist and scientific illustrator, Dr. Caroline Hu, Harvard University, to learn how to communicate science through engaging visual media.

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM International Student Immigration Workshop

Join the University of Michigan Assistant Directors of International Student and Scholar Services, and the Assistant Director of Faculty and Staff Immigration Services for a presentation and Q&A session on “what comes after graduation” for international students.

Panelists:  Scott Manley, University of Michigan and David Muusz, University of Michigan

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Academic Career Panel

Learn from representatives from various academic career tracks, including R1 faculty, PUI (primarily undergraduate institute) faculty, and a national lab representative about their positions and what led them there.

Panelists: Dr. Edmund Palermo (RPI), Dr. Scott Zavada (NASA), and Dr. Brittany Nelson-Cheeseman (University of St. Thomas)

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Non-traditional Career Panel

Meet University of Michigan alum to learn about alternative careers to academia and industry, including representatives who work in museum conservation, policy, and government.

Panelists: Dr. Chris Avery (NCA), Dr. Matthew Clarke (Smithsonian), and Dr. Laura Povlich (NIH)

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Industry Research and Development Career Panel

Hear industry representatives talk about campus hires, demystifying getting a job, and hear from a recruiter’s perspective.

Panelists: Seyyed Salili (Wacker), Jeff Ting (3M), Jinghang Wu (BASF), Shaun Ahn (Dow), and Adam J. Crowe (PPG)

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Wellness Workshop

Join University of Michigan Wolverine Wellness, Janet Jansen, for a workshop to learn about how to balance graduate school life to find well-being.