Career Center

Attention: Graduate Students, Medical Students, Postdocs and Residents

Seminar Series: SoMCC Foundations of Career Planning Workshop Series*

*Per recommendations of our trainees, this trial series will replace Career Transitions Planning (INDE 228) for this year.

We will evaluate its return in 2014.

Presenters:       Stephanie K. Eberle, Director School of Medicine Career Center

                            Carla Vaccarezza, Asst. Director School of Medicine Career Center


Series Overview:

In order to build a satisfying career, it is important to have a keen understanding of your abilities and interests along with knowledge of the myriad career options available to you.  The earlier one develops such awareness, the easier it is to tailor the Stanford training experience to best support your professional goals and aspirations.  This workshop series offers career exploration tools and exercises to help clarify your priorities.  Open to all Stanford School of Medicine medical and life science graduate students, post docs and residents, we encourage both early- and later-stage trainees to register – it’s never too soon to take action for a successful tomorrow!


Workshop Sessions:


Session 1:  Navigating a Career Expo

Location: LKSC 130

Presenter: Carla Vaccarezza                                                                     Thursday, March 28th, 1:30 – 2:30pm

Preparation is key to a successful expo experience.  Be prepared to meet with this year’s representatives at the Biotechnology Industry Expo on 4/4 by attending this workshop session. Topics will include developing an elevator pitch, networking, and how to make the most of your experience.

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Session 2: Developing a Marketing Plan Part 1: CVs, Resumes, & Cover Letters

Location: M112

Presenter: Carla Vaccarezza                                                                                   Tuesday, May 7th, 5:30-7:00pm

Topics will include how to develop a marketing plan for yourself, including how to tailor your materials to academia, industry etc. to obtain an interview.

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Session 3: Developing a Marketing Plan Part 2: Interviewing Strategies

Location: M112

Presenter: Carla Vaccarezza                                                                                   Tuesday, May 14th, 5:30-7:00pm

This workshop will present an overview of interviewing within various fields and settings, present communication strategies that will help you to hone and "sell" your image, as well as address ways to overcome interviewing fears and avoid common mistakes.  The session will also offer tips on informational interviewing as well as overall interviewing practice with peers.

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Session 4: Negotiation Strategies

Location: M112

Presenter: Stephanie K. Eberle                                                                                   Tuesday, May 21st, 5:30-7:00pm

Topics will include recommended tools and resources to aid in defining which components are most important and fair to you; insights into the most common mistakes people make in negotiating their starting package and how to avoid making them; etc.

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Session 5: Social Media Strategies

Location: LKSC 101 Studio Classroom

Presenter: Stephanie K. Eberle                                                                               Wednesday, May 29, 5:30-7:00pm

Description TBA

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This series is offered in collaboration with SBSA


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