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2017 Speaking Engagements for Propel Careers 

March 2, 2018 
by Lauren Celano 

Below is a list of Speaking Engagements performed by Propel Careers during 2017. If you are interested to talk about a presentation at your university, conference, or meeting, please contact Lauren Celano, CEO, Propel Careers at Lauren@propelcareers.com

January 6, 2017 @ Buck Institute, Novato, CA
Lauren will present Seminars on "Acing the Interview" and "How to be competitive for the Industry Job Market"  to postdocs at the Buck Institute.

January 11, 2017 @ UCSF Gladstone Institute, San Francisco, CA
Lauren will present a seminar on "How to evaluate, build and highlight transferable and career relevant skills" to postdocs at UCSF.

January 13, 2017 @ Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 
Lauren will present a workshop to grad students and postdoctoral fellows on " Career Search Strategy:  How to Identify Opportunities and Roles and Best Practices for Job Searching", "The job Search Process:  What Companies Look for When Evaluating Talent", and
"Informational Interviewing:  An excellent way to enhance your career search"

January 17, 2017 @ Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Lauren will present a seminar to fellows in the STARs program on
"Informational Interviewing:  An excellent way to enhance your career search"

January 23, 2017 @ Boston University, Boston, MA
Lauren will present to grad students and postdoc at BU as part of the NIH funded BEST program on "New Year, New Career" with tips on job searching, career paths for Ph.D's , and other career advice

January 26, 2017 @ MassBio
Examining the Regulatory Professional Pipeline
Location:  MassBio, Cambridge MA
Lauren will moderate the panel

January 26, 2017 @ Mass AWIS
The Proper Etiquette of Job Hunting
Lauren provided advice on how to navigate the job hunting process

January 28, 2017 @ ISPE Student Chapter, Boston Area
Transferable Skills
Lauren talked on transferable skills at the annual ISPE’s career development event held at Northeastern University in Boston MA

Feb 1, 2017 @ Harvard University
How to Evaluate, Build and Highlight Transferable and Career Relevant Skills
Organized by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at Harvard

Feb 8, 2017 @ Boston University
Informational interviewing
Lauren presented to grad students and postdoc at BU on how to prepare for and do informational interviews as part of the NIH funded BEST program

Feb 15, 2017 @ Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Creating an elevator Pitch and Networking tips
Lauren presented a workshop on “Creating an elevator Pitch and Networking tips” to postdocs at BWH

Feb 22, 2017 @ UMass Lowell
Career Pathways in Life Sciences Event
Lauren moderated a career panel to raise awareness of life sciences career paths for students at UMass Lowell.

Feb 28, 2017 @ Framingham State University
Developing Leadership Skills
Lauren guest lectured for the Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Biotechnology program at FSU

March 1, 2017 @ Regis College
Career Paths in the Life Sciences Industry
Lauren gave a talk to undergraduates at Regis to provide insights on the range of career paths available

March 8, 2017 @ Northeastern University
From Science to Entrepreneurship
Lauren presented to the GWISE group at Northeastern about her career path from scientist to entrepreneur

March 10, 2017 @ Boston University
Preparing for the Interview
Lauren presented to grad students and postdoc at BU to help them prepare for interviews as part of the NIH funded BEST program

March 13, 2017 @ University of Minnesota
Networking
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at University of Minnesota on tips to effectively network

March 13, 2017 @ EMERGE Program at University of Minnesota
EMERGE Bioscience Career Development Program
Lauren co-organized and presented in an Intensive multi-day Career Development Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to help prepare them for their career journey. To see more, click here: http://emergeinstitute.com/

March 15, 2017 @ Buck Institute
Informational Interviewing: An Excellent Way to Enhance Your Career Search
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the Buck Institute

March 15, 2017 @ Buck Institute
Salary Negotiation for Industry
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the Buck Institute

March 18, 2017 @ National Postdoctoral Association Annual Meeting
Job hunting tips - outside of academia
Lauren led a lunchtime session at the NPA meeting to cover this topic

March 21, 2017 @ Harvard Medical School
Acing the interview – Deep Dive
Lauren presented to the STaRS program at HMS

March 21, 2017 @ UMass Boston
The Life Sciences Ecosystem
Lauren presented to MBA students at UMass Boston on the life sciences ecosystem and career opportunities

March 22, 2017 @ Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Looking Your Best on Paper
Lauren presented to postdocs at BWH on how to build and tailor resumes for different roles

March 23, 2017 @ North Shore Community College
Networking
Lauren presented networking tips to the STEM club at NSCC

March 27, 2017 @ University of Minnesota
EMERGE Bioscience Career Development Program
Lauren co-organized and presented in an Intensive multi-day Career Development Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to help prepare them for their career journey. To see more, click here: http://emergeinstitute.com/

March 29, 2017 @ BioCareers
How to Identify Opportunities and Roles and Best Practices for Job Searching
Lauren gave a webinar to the Biocareers community on this topic

March 29, 2017 @ Harvard University
How to Identify Opportunities and Best Practices for Job Searching
Lauren gave a seminar to postdocs at Harvard University

March 31, 2017 @ Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus Ohio
The Job Search Process – Building a CV/resume/cover letter and basic job searching practices and strategies
Lauren gave a talk to graduate students and postdocs at NCH to provide advice on these topics

April 5, 2017 @ Boston University
Developing your IDP
Lauren gave a talk to the 1st year graduate students in the Program in Biomedical Sciences Program at BU to provide advice about developing an individual development plan

April 5, 2017 @ Harvard University
What Organizations Look for When Evaluating Talent
Lauren presented at Harvard to postdocs to provide insight for the hiring process

April 6, 2017 @ MGH
Acing the Interview
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to help them prepare for interviews

April 10, 2017 @ Boston University
Careers in Clinical Research
Lauren will be speaking about careers in clinical research to the Clinical Project Management course at Boston University

April 12, 2017 @ Boston University
Making the Most of Your Ph.D.
Lauren gave a talk to the 1st year graduate students in the Program in Biomedical Sciences Program at BU to provide advice to maximizing their time during their Ph.D in order to build career relevant skills and experiences

April 14, 2017 @ Harvard Medical School 
Acting the interview, deep dive
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdocs in the STaRS program to provide advice to prepare for an excel during interview

April 18, 2017 @ Boston Postdoc Association (BPDA)
Science by the Pint
Lauren will be a being a judge at the BPDA: Science by the Pint Event

April 20, 2017 @ Boston University
Building a Cover Letter
Lauren presented on how to build a cover letter to graduate students and postdocs at BU

April 24, 2017 @ University of Minnesota
EMERGE Bioscience Career Development Program
Lauren co-organized and presented in an Intensive multi-day Career Development Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to help prepare them for their career journey. To see more, click here: http://emergeinstitute.com/. Lauren spoke tonight on elevator pitches, building your online brand, and other career advice

April 26, 2017 @ Brigham Women’s Hospital
Informational Interviewing
Lauren spoke to postdocs at Brigham and Women's Hospital about to provide advice for how to effectively do informational interviewing as part of their career development series.

April 27, 2017 @ SickKids Research Institute in Toronto
Overview of career opportunities in the life sciences sector, what companies look for when evaluating talent and successful job search strategies.
Lauren spoke at SickKids Research Institute in Toronto to graduate students and postdocs on these career development topics to help prepare the trainees for their career searches

May 1, 2017 @ Boston University
Building a Resume
Lauren presented to grad students and postdoc at BU to help them prepare and tailor resume for roles as part of the NIH funded BEST program

May 3, 2017 @ National Postdoctoral Association
Think beyond compensation and job title; why you should consider organizational culture during a job search
Lauren co-presented this webinar for the NPA along with Josh Henkin to provide advice to postdoctoral fellows across the US

May 4-5 2017 @ Kentucky Derby Summit, Covington KY
Career Development Workshop
Lauren co-presented career development seminars to graduate students and postdocs in KY attending the summit

May 8, 2017 @ University of Minnesota
EMERGE Bioscience Career Development Program
Lauren co-organized and presented in an Intensive multi-day Career Development Program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to help prepare them for their career journey. To see more, click here: http://emergeinstitute.com/.

May 9, 2017 @ University of Minnesota
How to Develop networking skills, cultivating and maintaining your network and leveraging networking in your job search
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at University of MN

May 10, 2017 @ Boston College
Transitioning Into and growing a Career In Clinical Research
Boston College Clinical Research Certificate Program - https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/cson/academics/continuing-education/clinical-research-certificate.html
Lauren teaches this course in this certificate program to provide an overview for how to get into clinical research and how to develop a career in the clinical research area

May 17, 2017 @ Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Building a Positive Online Brand
Lauren presented a workshop to postdocs at BWH to provide advice for how to build a LinkedIn profile and how to leverage LinkedIn for career activities

June 7, 2017 @ MassBioEd
MassBioEd's 2nd annual Life Sciences Workforce 2017 Conference
Lauren joined the panel at MassBioEd's 2nd annual Life Sciences Workforce 2017 Conference to discuss life sciences hiring trends. The event will be held at Northeastern University. For more info about the conference: https://www.massbioed.org/events/311-life-sciences-workforce-2017-2nd-annual-massachusetts-conference

June 12, 2017 @ Keystone Associates
Career Opportunities Panel
Lauren joined the panel to provide advice about career opportunities in the life sciences sector in MA

June 12, 2017 @ 2nd Annual women symposium
Lauren keynoted the event and moderated the panel held at the North Shore Career Center in Salem MA

June 13, 2017 @ Boston University
Building Your Elevator Pitch
Lauren presented to the BU StaRS program at the BU School of Medicine on how to develop an effective elevator pitch for different networking scenarios

June 15, 2017 @ MIT
Best Practices to Promote Yourself and Your Expertise
Lauren presented at the MITx Digital Learning Lab retreat

June 15, 2017 @ Boston University
Developing an Elevator Pitch
Lauren presented to grad students and postdoc at BU to help them develop effective elevator pitches as part of the NIH funded BEST program

June 16, 2017 @ Boston Bacterial Meeting
Careers Beyond the Bench Breakout Session
Lauren joined the panel for the “Careers Beyond the Bench” breakout session for the Boston Bacterial Meeting held at Harvard University

June 16, 2017 @ MIT
Lauren joined a panel at MIT to provide advice on resume building and working with recruiters

June 21, 2017 @ Brandeis University
An overview of Career Opportunities in Life Sciences
Lauren presented to graduate students

June 23, 2017 @ Merrimack Valley Career Professionals Group’s (MVCPG) Annual Conference
Lauren joined the panel to provide insight on Industry Trends in the Merrimack Valley and New Hampshire. The event was held at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

June 27, 2017 @ MGH
Resume Clinic
Lauren presented at the MGH Resume Clinic event for trainees at MGH to learn about how to build a resume for Industry

June 28, 2017 @ The Capital Network
TCN Series @ Venture Fast Track Mentor Lunch held at Nutter McClennen and Fish LLP
Lauren was a mentor during the lunch to provide advice to startups. To learn more about TCN: https://thecapitalnetwork.org/

July 6, 2017 @ American Chemical Society
Building a Positive On-line Personal Brand for Scientists: How to use LinkedIn, Blogs, and other Social Media Tool
Lauren gave a webinar to members of ACS as part of their career development programming

July 19, 2017 @ Bio Careers
The Job Search Process: How to Identify Opportunities and the Best Practices for Job Searching
Lauren gave a webinar for members of BioCareers

July 21, 2017 @ Just-A-Start Corporation
Mock Interviews
Lauren gave a presentation for the biomedical careers program on interviewing

July 27, 2017 @ Leadership Alliance
Career Paths for Ph.D. Trained Researchers
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the Leadership Alliance Program in New Haven, CT. To learn more about Leadership Alliance: http://www.theleadershipalliance.org/

July 29, 2017 @ Leadership Alliance
Developing your Network: Best Practices for Networking
Lauren presented to students attending the Leadership Alliance Conference in New Haven, CT. To learn more about Leadership Alliance: http://www.theleadershipalliance.org/

August 3, 2017 @ Stanford University School of Medicine
Career paths panel
Lauren joined the panel to provide insights about Career paths in industry and opportunities in entrepreneurial companies to postdocs, phd's and MD's in the audience

August 14, 2017 @ DIA Membership Appreciation Reception at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston
Career Talk and Career Panel
Lauren presented on career paths in life sciences and moderated a career panel on life sciences career paths.

September 13, 2017 @ Bio Careers
The Job Search Process: What Companies Look for When Evaluating Talent
Lauren gave a webinar for the members of Biocareers

September 14, 2017 @ MGH
Welcome to Boston: An overview of the life sciences ecosystem
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdocs at MGH to provide an overview of the various (>50) organizations in the Boston area to engage with in order to network, learn more about the life sciences industry and research trends, and to identify potential career opportunities

September 20, 2017 @ Dana Farber Cancer Institute
13th Annual Postdoc and Graduate Student Retreat
Lauren moderated the career panel at the annual DFCI retreat to provide insights on career paths for the attendees

September 27, 2017 @ MGH
Career Development Presentation
Lauren gave a career development presentation to trainees at the MGH Center for Cancer Research Retreat & Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

September 27, 2017 @ Boston Children’s Hospital
Developing your LinkedIn Profile
Lauren gave a talk to postdocs at BCH on how to develop a professional LinkedIn profile and how to leverage the features that LI provides

September 29, 2017 @ AWIS, NYC Chapter
Best Practices for Resume Building and Effective Networking
Lauren gave a talk for the AWIS NYC chapter on how to develop and tailor a resume for different roles and how to effectively build and engage your network

October 2, 2017 @ Tufts University
Building Productive Mentor-Mentee Relationships - Community Health Alumni Mentoring Program Kickoff Meeting
Lauren presented at the kickoff meeting for the CHAMP mentoring program on how to make productive mentor and mentee relationships. To learn more about Champ: https://ase.tufts.edu/commhealth/alumni/champ.htm

October 11, 2017 @ Bio Careers
The Job Search Process: What Companies Look for When Evaluating Talent
Lauren gave a webinar to the Biocareers community on this topic

October 18, 2017 @ Boston University, Master's Program in Genetic Counseling
Resume and Cover Letters and Additional Career Tips
Lauren presented to students in the masters program on career tips to help support their preparation for careers after the program

October 24, 2017 @ University of New Hampshire
Biotech Career Panel State of the Industry and Networking Event
Lauren presented an overview of Career Paths in and State of the Life Sciences Industry and also moderated a career panel. The event was organized by UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and Career and Professional Success (CaPS)

October 25, 2017 @ MGH
Overview Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdocs at MGH to provide an overview of career opportunities in the life sciences area for graduate trained scientists

November 11, 2017 @ Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Conference
Acing the Interview
Lauren presented to the attendees at the annual ABRCMS conference

November 11, 2017 @ Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) Conference
The Job Search Process: Effective Interviewing Skills & Negotiating the Job Offer
Lauren presented to the attendees at the annual ABRCMS conference

November 8, 2017 @ The Capital Network
TCN Series @ Venture Fast Track Mentor Lunch held at Nutter McClennen and Fish LLP
Lauren was a mentor during the lunch to provide advice to startups. To learn more about TCN: https://thecapitalnetwork.org/

November 11, 2017 @ Boston University
Overview of Career Paths
Lauren presented to graduate students in the Pharmacology program at Boston University School of Medicine

November 14, 2017 @ Boston College
Transitioning Into and growing a Career In Clinical Research
Boston College Clinical Research Certificate Program - https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/cson/academics/continuing-education/clinical-research-certificate.html
Lauren teaches this course in this certificate program to provide an overview for how to get into clinical research and how to develop a career in the clinical research area

November 15, 2017 @ Bio Careers
The Job Search Process: Informational Interviewing: An Excellent Way to Enhance Your Career Search
Lauren gave a webinar to the Biocareers community on this topic

November 16, 2017 @ Italian Consulate Boston
How to Identify Opportunities and Best Practices for Job Searching
Lauren gave a talk to Italian professionals in Boston about the career search process in the US

November 21, 2017 @ Boston University
Informational Interviewing
Lauren presented to grad students and postdoc at BU to help them prepare for informational interviews as part of the NIH funded BEST program

November 29, 2017 @ JVS’ Bridge to Careers program
Career Insights Panel
Lauren joined a panel to share career advice with students in the JVS’ Bridge to Careers program

December 2, 2017 @ Boston University
Career Development Presentation
Lauren presented career development insights to masters in biomedical engineering students

December 6, 2017 @ Boston University   
Building a High Impact Resume
Lauren presented to grad students and postdoc at BU to help them learn how to build and tailor resumes as part of the NIH funded BEST program

December 7, 2017 @ MGH
Looking Your Best on Paper: Building a CV or Resume
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdocs at MGH to provide insights on how to develop and tailor resumes and CV’s for different roles

December 12, 2017 @ Harvard Medical School
Networking Tips
Lauren presented to graduate students at Harvard Medical School

December 12, 2017 @ Tufts Medical School
Developing your LinkedIn Profile
Lauren co-presented to graduate students at Tufts Medical School

 

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