Professional Development Presentations
The Art of Behavioral Interviewing
While your technical skills will get you the interview, it is your behavioral attributes that will get you the job. This session will discuss preparation and strategies for a successful interview. In addition, sample behavioral interview questions will be provided along with tips on how to answer these tough questions.
Sponsored by MIT Global Education & Career Development Career Services with support from the Office of the Vice President for Research.
10 Simple Steps to Building a Reputation as a Researcher in Your Early Career
Sponsored by MIT Libraries, the MIT Postdoctoral Association, and the Office of the Vice President for Research
Transferrable Skills – Transition to Business
Speaker: Dr. Isaiah Hankel; Cheeky Scientist™
Reception at 4:15 pm
Location: Singleton Auditorium, Building 46-3002
Make the choice to jumpstart your career by attending the Transition to Business seminar.
Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the author of Black Hole Focus (Wiley 2014), a business coach and international speaker. He helps individuals, teams and organizations develop a more entrepreneurial mind-set to accelerate their career success.
Isaiah has worked with some of the world's leading corporations, including Amgen, Celgene, Bio-Rad Laboratories, BD Biosciences, Baxter Bioscience, Pfizer, Roche, and Genentech. He has also presented at many of the world's premier academic institutions, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, Stanford University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, The Pasteur Institute, and The Curie Institute, to name a few.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research
MIT Postdoc Panel: Transition to Nonacademic Careers
Three postdoc alums will share their experiences and answer questions about moving from postdoctoral positions at MIT into nonacademic roles in three very different organizations. There will be refreshments and plenty of time for questions.
Erika Bechtold received her Ph.D. in biological chemistry from Wake Forest in November 2010. She joined MIT as a postdoctoral associate in January 2011 in the Biological Engineering Department. After two years as a postdoc, she joined Tufts University as a licensing associate in the Office for Technology Transfer and Industry Collaboration (TTIC). She now runs the TTIC graduate student and postdoctoral internship program, as well as manages several key patent portfolios and licensing efforts for the School of Engineering and the School of Arts and Sciences.
Abigail Noble received her Ph.D. in chemical oceanography from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution / MIT Joint program in October 2011. She then spent two and a half years as a postdoctoral associate at WHOI and in the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department (EAPS). In April 2014, she joined the Environmental Chemistry technical staff at Gradient as a consultant. Her project work at Gradient includes chemical compliance and environmental forensics.
Reza Sharifi Sedeh received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in June 2011, and then continued his research at MIT for two more years as a postdoctoral associate. He joined Philips Research North America in September 2013, and is currently working as a Data Scientist in Healthcare informatics.
Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and MIT Global Education & Career Development Career Services.
Office of the Vice President for Research and MIT Global Education and Career Development (GECD)
The Office of the Vice President for Research and MIT Global Education and Career Development (GECD) are working collaboratively to provide career services for current postdoctoral scholars.
Presentations from a selection of recent events:
View list of seminars that were offered Spring 2011 through Summer 2014, including many presentation slides.
See RESOURCES & PRESENTATIONS for notes from past presentations and other topics.