School of Science Professional Development Programming for Students
The professional development programming at School of Science is tailored for students in science, mathematics and the technical professions to help each one prepare him/herself for the next steps in his/her career, be that a job, an internship or further study in graduate or professional school. Events co-sponsored by the Pre-Professional Health Advisory Committee (PPHAC) are indicated with that abbreviation.
- By appointment, April-May, 2013 - "Personal Statements for Graduate and Medical Schools," Associate Dean Catherine Duckett. Bring your draft and a friend. See our "Personal Statements" page for further information. Registration required; please e-mail Mrs. Margaret Cate to reserve your place.
Students should also be aware of a comprehensive slate of events offered by Career Services.
2012-2013 School Year
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012, Jumpstarting Your Career in the Summer: A Panel Discussion of Professional Development Activities, 6 p.m., Club Lounge, Presented by the School of Science Peer Mentors
- Friday, September 21, 2012, Google Career Networking and Tech Talk: Building Software at the Google Scale, presented by Michael Barnathan MU '06 of Google
- Tuesday, September 25, 2012, Success Beyond Your Degree - What to think about now, Patty Azzarello MU '86, 5 p.m., Club Dining room
- Tuesday, October 2, 2012, A Visit from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, 3:45 p.m., Turrell Boardroom, Bey Hall. (PPHAC)
- Wednesday, October 3, 2012, A meeting for current juniors and seniors who plan to apply to a Health Professional School (Medical, Dental, Vet, PA, PT, DO, OT, etc.) for Fall 2014 Admission, 2:30 p.m., Room 230, Bey Hall. (PPHAC)
- Monday, October 15, 2012, "Personal Statements for Graduate and Medical Schools," Associate Dean Catherine Duckett, 5 p.m., Howard Hall 308. Bring your draft and a flash drive. See our "Personal Statements" page for further information.
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Pre-Professional Health Advising for Sophomore students, 2:30 p.m., Wilson Hall Auditorium, Informational meeting to help plan course work and become a successful applicant. PPHAC
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012, "Homeland Security Investigations & Technology", US Dept. of Homeland Security Special Agent Charles Rabeno, 5 pm, Club Dining Room.
- Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Mathematics Alumni Career Panel, 5 p.m. Wilson Hall, Room 104
- Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Effective Resumes for Scientists: A Workshop, Michael Baldini MU '06 of Atrium Staffing, 6:30 p.m., Howard Hall 308. Bring your draft resume and a flash drive.
- Thursday, October 25, 2012, Summer Internship Experience at Qualcomm Inc. ,Vishruti Desai, '12, 6:00 p.m. Wilson Hall 106
- Wednesday, November 14, 2012, First-Year and Transfer Pre-Health Orientation, 2:30 pm, Howard Hall 135 &139, Learn how to begin to prepare for a career in health care (Medicine, Veterinary, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, etc). PPHAC
- Wednesday, November 28, 2012, Networking 101, Vicki Gaddy, of BioNJ and New Suit LLC, 6:30 pm Turrell Boardroom. Learn how to network comfortably and effectively.
- Friday, February 1, 2013, The Forensic World: Dentistry's Role, Dr. Lawrence A. Dobrin, Chief Forensic Dentist, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York City. 11:30 a.m., Turrell Boardroom, Bey Hall.
- Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Career Choices Roundtable - 5-9 p.m., The Club, Magill Commons
- Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - "Personal Statements for Graduate and Medical Schools," Associate Dean Catherine Duckett, 5 p.m., Magill Commons. Bring your draft. See our "Personal Statements" page for further information.
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - "A Primer on Clinical Drug Trials," Dr. Barbara Gladson, UMDNJ. Bey Hall, Turrell Boardroom. Refreshments at 3:45, the talk will begin at 3:55.
- Thursday, March 28, 2013 - "Managing Your Interview for Success," 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Sue Knotts, Manager, Retail IT, Wakefern Food Corporation.
- Tuesday April 2, 2013 - Communicate Your Professionalism: Fashion and Language. The Club, 5-7:30 p.m. This event is a collaboration with Brooks Brothers and will include a fashion show as well as discussion of wardrobe assembly and care of high quality clothes.
- Thursday, April 4, 2013 - "Personal Statements for Graduate and Medical Schools," Associate Dean Catherine Duckett, 5 p.m., Edison E148B. Bring your draft. See our "Personal Statements" page for further information. Registration required; please e-mail Mrs. Margaret Cate to reserve your place.
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - Dr. Michael Slisz '09 - "Medical School and How to Get Accepted!" 2:30 p.m., Bey Hall 227. Presented by Alpha Epsilon Delta.
- Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Dr. Ned D. Heindel, Lehigh University - "Antidotes for Terrorist Toxins: Preparing for a Chemical Attack on the American Homeland" 2:30 p.m., Carol Afflitto Conference Room. Refreshments will be served. If you would like to meet privately with Dr. Heindel, please contact Dean Duckett. Dr. Heindel will meet with students for lunch at 12 noon. One topic of discussion will be careers in chemistry; please reply to Mrs. Margaret Cate if you would like to attend.
- Monday, April 29, 2013 - Michael Baldini '06, Effective Resumes for Scientists: And a few tips for working with professional recruiters. 6 p.m., Turrell Boardroom, Bey Hall.
2011-2012 School year
- Wednesday, October 26, "Getting Comfortable with the Discomfort of Networking", a workshop by Donna Coulson, Wilson 104, 6 p.m.
- Friday, October 21, Rethinking Irritable Bowel Syndrome a talk by Dr. Saad Habba, 4 p.m.
- Thursday, October 27, 10 Ways to Succeed in Your Career Without Being Political Except #7, a talk by Patty Azzarello '86, 2 p.m.
- Thursday, November 10, Communicate Your Professionalism: Fashion and Language, a series of seminars on professional communication including a session with stylists from Ann Taylor, Club 107-109, 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 21, Personal Statements for Graduate Schools in Science, Room 202B in the Student Center, with individual meetings offered to review drafts, 2:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, February 7, Career Choices Roundtable - A suite of panels, with alumni and other panelists representing diverse professional fields, alumni speakers solicited, 5-8:30 p.m.
- Thursday, March 22, $tart Smart, a negotiations workshop for job seekers, Club 5-8 p.m., In collaboration with AAUW, Ann Houle presenter
- Saturday, March 24, SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) @MU, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Club 107-109 and Club Dining. (Science and Math Ed students)
- Wednesday, April 11, Resume Writing with Gina Schaefer of Lab Support Inc., 6 p.m. Turrell Boardroom