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Q2 2019 Speaking Engagements for Propel Careers 

March 2, 2019 
by Lauren Celano 

Below is a list of Speaking Engagements performed by Propel Careers from April – June 2019. 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

April 1st, 2019 @ Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto, Canada
How to be Competitive for the Industry and Non-Profit Job Market

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to provide advice for how to maximize their time in academic to be competitive for positions in various area

April 2nd, 2019 @ Brown University
Looking your Best on Paper:  Building a Resume and Cover Letter for Industry

Brown University, Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on how to develop and tailor resume and cover letters for non-academic positions

April 4th, 2019 @ Boston University
Making the most of LinkedIn as a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow

Boston University, NIH funded BEST Program, Boston MA
Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Boston University on how to use LinkedIn to develop thought leaderships and how to tailor their profiles to career areas of interest. This seminar also covered how recruiters use LinkedIn in order to highlight information that is important to include in a profile

April 6th, 2019 @ Rutgers University
Boot camp: Strategize your entry into the job market

Rutgers University, School of Graduate Studies, Newark Health Science Campus, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Lauren presented in an all-day bootcamp providing advice to prepare graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Rutgers for careers. Topics covered included: developing an effective elevator pitch, developing an effective cover letter, interview advice, salary negotiation, and developing / enhancing your networking

April 8th, 2019 @ Brigham and Women's Hospital
Beyond the Bench: The Business of Running a Lab

Channing Division of Network Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Lauren presented a seminar for postdoctoral fellows in the Channing Division to highlight the various skills needed (in addition to bench skills) to successfully run a lab and develop a research focused career

April 10th, 2019 @ Boston University
Developing your Cover Letter

Boston University, NIH funded BEST Program, Boston MA
Lauren presented a seminar for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Boston University on how to develop and tailor cover letters for non-academic roles.

April 13th, 2019 @ 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/

April 16th, 2019 @ Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Acing the  Interview

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Postdoctoral Association
Lauren presented a seminar for postdoctoral fellows at BWH focused on how to prepare for and ace the industry interview. This seminar covers typical interview questions asked as well as how to respond to behavioral interview questions. This seminar also focused on what questions a candidate should ask during the interview.

April 23rd, 2019 @ Harvard Medical School
Beyond the Bench: The Business of Running a Lab

Harvard Medical School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Lauren presented a seminar for postdoctoral fellows at HMS to highlight the various skills needed (in addition to bench skills) to successfully run a lab and develop a research focused career

April 26th, 2019 @ Harvard Medical School
Looking your Best on Paper: Building a Resume (for HMS masters students)

Lauren presented to masters students at HMS on how to develop resume for various career paths This workshop focused on how to highlight experiences and skills on a resume and the importance of tailoring these documents for specific roles. This seminar provided examples of skills and experiences that should be emphasized for different types of roles including bench research roles, non-bench research roles, business development, marketing, consulting, product/project management roles, and clinical roles. Advice was also provided regarding how to build and format a resume and how to tailor resumes for different roles.

April 29, 2019 @ Framingham State
Becoming an Effective Leader

Framingham State Professional Science Masters (PSM) Degree Program in Biotechnology: Concentration in Quality Assurance
https://framingham.edu/academics/graduate-studies/graduate-degree-programs/professional-science-masters/index
Lauren teaches this course and will teach a course on becoming an effective leader and manager

May 3rd @ West Virginia University
Developing Your Career Search Strategy for STEM majors

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdocs at WVU on how to develop an effective career search strategy covering various career paths available to graduate trained scientists

May 8, 2019 @ Harvard School of Public Health
Developing your LinkedIn Profile  

Lauren presented a seminar for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at HSPH to highlight how use LinkedIn to develop thought leaderships and how to tailor their profile to career areas of interest. This seminar also covers how recruiters use LinkedIn in order to highlight information that is important to include in a profile.

May 8, 2019 @ 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 10th, 2019 @ BUCK Institute
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 11th @ Bay Area Postdoctoral Association
How to be Competitive for the Industry Job Market

Lauren presented on this topic to the bay area postdoctoral association. This event was held at the Buck Institute

May 13th, 2019 @ Brown University
Acing the Interview

Brown University, Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
Lauren presented a seminar for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows focused on how to prepare for and ace the industry interview. This seminar covered typical interview questions asked as well as how to respond to behavioral interview questions. This seminar also focused on what questions a candidate should ask during the interview.

May 14th, 2019 Harvard University
How to be Competitive for the Industry Job Market

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Harvard to provide insights in order to develop and highlight skills for industry while in academia

May 15th, 2019 @ Boston University
Identifying Internships, Externships, and other Experiential Opportunities

Boston University, NIH funded BEST Program, Boston MA
Lauren presented a seminar for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Boston University on how to identify opportunities to develop skills and experience and to learn about career paths while in academia

May 16th and 17th, 2019 @ Buck Institute
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 21st, 2019 @ Harvard University
Beyond the Bench: The Business of Running a Lab and Becoming a Leader ‐ Cultivating Leadership Skills for Career Success

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Harvard

May 22, 2019 @ Boston University
Developing your Resume

Boston University, NIH funded BEST Program, Boston MA
Seminar for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Boston University on how to develop and tailor resumes for non-academic roles.

May 23rd, 2019 @ Harvard University
Career Search Strategy: How to Identify Opportunities and Roles and Best Practices for Job Searching

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Harvard

May 29th, 2019 @ Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus OH
Job Search Tips – Highlighting and Marketing Career Skills on Paper and Optimizing your Job Search

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdocs at NCH on how to highlight skills and develop/tailor resume for different roles and how to optimize a job search

June 2nd, 2019 @ Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program, Philadelphia PA
Developing a High Impact Resume and Cover Letter

Lauren presented to the 2019 SMDP Scholars on this important topic. To learn more about the SMDP Program, see link: http://smdp.icpdprograms.org/

June 13th , 2019 @ Boston University
Becoming a Leader

Boston University, NIH funded BEST Program, Boston MA
Lauren gave a talk on how to develop leadership skills during graduate school or a postdoc

June 19th 2019 @ Indiana University School of Medicine
Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Sciences Sector

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at IUSOM

June 19th 2019 @ Indiana University School of Medicine
Career Search Strategy: How to Identify Opportunities and the Best Practices for Job Searching

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at IUSOM

June 20th 2019 @ Indiana University School of Medicine
The Job Search Process: What Companies Look for When Evaluating Talent

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at IUSOM

June 20th 2019 @ Indiana University School of Medicine
Informational Interviews

Lauren presented to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at IUSOM

June 26th 2019 @ RNA Therapeutics: From Mechanism to Therapy symposium, UMass Medical School
RNA Therapeutics Conference Career Panel

Lauren joined the career panel to provide career advice to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on topics such as Transferable Skills, Innovation and Technology Commercialization, To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc, Academia: Applying, Interviewing & Negotiating for Faculty Positions, Industry: Applying, Interviewing & Negotiating for Scientist Positions, Taking the Leap from the Bench (non-research career options for PhD scientists), Science Policy, Consulting, Publishing and other career paths

June 10th, 2019 @ Boston University
Acing the Interview

Boston University, NIH funded BEST Program, Boston MA
Lauren gave a talk to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on how to prepare for an excel during an interview

 

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