​Professional Development Programming

DBBS and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs offer a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the academic year. Topics include soft skills, communication skills, as well as information sessions on how to find funding and postdoctoral positions. See below for upcoming events in this category. See the Career and Professional Development Events Calendar for all events. 
 
January
To Postdoc or Not?
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2 pm, FLTC Holden Auditorium
February
Storytelling for Scientists
Med Campus: Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, 4 pm, Human Resources Training Room 2057, 2nd floor, Mid Campus Center
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=6032

LinkedIn for Job [Re]Search
Med Campus: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 4 pm, FLTC Holden Auditorium
Danforth Campus: Tuesday, Feb. 13, 5:30 pm, DUC 233
Register & more info: https://careercenter.wustl.edu/careerlink/

Tailoring Your Resumes and Cover Letters
Med Campus: Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, 4 pm, FLTC Holden Auditorium
Danforth Campus: Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, 5:30 pm, DUC 234

Interviewing and Acing Common Questions
Med Campus: Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, 4 pm, FLTC Holden Auditorium
Danforth Campus: Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, 5:30 pm, DUC 234
Register & more info: https://careercenter.wustl.edu/careerlink/
 
 
March
The Basics of Excellent Public Speaking
Med Campus: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9 am, FLTC 214
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=6068


Evaluating and Negotiating Job Offers

Med Campus: Monday, March 5, 2018, 4 pm, FLTC Holden Auditorium
Danforth Campus: Tuesday, March 6, 5:30 pm, DUC 234

Register & more infohttps://careercenter.wustl.edu/careerlink/

Communicating Your Research Narrative to Broad Audiences
Med Campus: Thursday, March 8, 2018, 3 pm, FLTC Holden Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=6069


April
NIH Mock Study Section
Med Campus: Friday, April 27, 2018, 8 am, CAM Farrell Conference Room 2
More info: https://crtc.wustl.edu/otg/nih-mock-study-section/ 

 

Fall 2017

 

September
Resiliency: Bouncing Back After a Setback (webinar)
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, 11:30 am (online)

 

Register & more info: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2707116754013860097

A Recruiter's Perspective on Hiring Scientists & Engineers (webinar)
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 12 pm (online)
Register & more info: https://careerdevelopment.aaas.org/a-recruiters-perspective-on-hiring-scientists-and-engineers/


October
Where Are You Going? Goal-Setting for Success (webinar)
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, 12 pm (online)
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 12 pm, Schwarz Auditorium

NIH & Other Public Access Policies
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 12 pm, FLTC 214
Register & more info: https://becker.wustl.edu/civicrm/event/info?id=235&reset=1
 
Identify Your Transferrable Skills
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, 2 pm, Holden Auditorium
 
How to Fail Better
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 2 pm, Holden Auditorium
 
November
Live Demo: NCBI My Bibliography
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, 12 pm, FLTC 214
Register & more info: https://becker.wstl.edu/civicrm/event/info?id=236&reset=1
NIH Mock Study Section
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 12 pm, TBA
More info: https://crtc.wustl.edu/otg/nih-mock-study-section/ 

Scopus
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 12 pm, FLTC 214
Register & more info: https://becker.wustl.edu/civicrm/event/info?id=238&reset=1

Communicating Your Research With the Public
Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, 2 pm, Holden Auditorium

 
December
Communicating Your Research With the Public
Friday, Dec. 1, 12 pm, 2017, DUC 234 (Danforth Campus)
Career Exploration: Identify Your Skills, Interests, Values
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, 2 pm, Holden
 
Career Exploration: Informational Interviewing
Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, 2 pm, Erlanger Auditorium
 
Using Electronic Lab Notebooks - CANCELLED
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, 2 pm, Holden Auditorium

Spring 2017

January 2017

Using Mentoring and Individual Development Plans
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, 3:30 pm, Wohl Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4963 
Prepping for the Career Fair + SLAMs

Multiple dates and times: Jan. 20-Jan. 24 (Danforth Campus)
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, 6 pm, Danforth Campus, Danforth University Center, Tisch Commons

 

February 2017

Searching OVID Medline
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, 2 pm, FLTC 602
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5206 

Graduate Research Symposium Poster Session Preparation (Grad Students Only)
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, 12 pm, Liberman Graduate Center, DUC 300 (Danforth Campus)
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5196 

New Grant-Writing Tools for R and K Mechanisms (Postdocs Only)
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2017, 12 pm, Schwarz Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5006

Discovering Your Strengths (Grad Students Only)
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, 4 pm, Liberman Graduate Center, DUC 300 (Danforth Campus)

Selecting a Journal for Publication
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 12:30 pm, FLTC 214

 
March 2017
How to Create Powerful Search Materials: CVs, Resumes, Cover Letters
Tuesday, March 7 (Medical  Campus), Wednesday, March 8 (Danforth Campus) 
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5136

Networking Workshop
Tuesday, March 14 (Medical Campus), Wednesday, March 15 (Danforth Campus)
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5138 

Interview & Negotiate Like a Pro
Tuesday, March 21 (Medical Campus), Wednesday, March 22 (Danforth Campus)
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5140

Increasing Student Engagement Among Peers (Grad Students Only)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 4, pm, Liberman Graudate Center, DUC 300 (Danforth Campus)
More info:
http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5086

Opportunites for Ph.D.s Beyond the Research Professoriate
Tuesday, March 28 (Medical Campus), Wednesday, March 29 (Danforth Campus)
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=5142

Fall 2016

September 2016 

What to Look for When Searching for a Postdoc Position
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 12 pm, Holden Auditorium
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4684 

Citations & Opportunites for Graduate Students*
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, 1 pm, Erlanger Auditorium
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4683 

How to Keep a Good Research Notebook*
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016, 1 pm, Erlanger Auditorium
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4677 
Communicating Science 2016 Symposium
Monday, Sept. 26-Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, EPNEC
 
Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop*
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, 1 pm, Erlanger Auditorium

October 2016

Grant Resources for STEM
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, 4 pm, DUC 300, Danforth Campus
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4669 

Individual Development Plan (IDP) Workshop
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, 1 pm, Holden Auditorium
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4824  


November 2016

8 Ways to Successfully Navigate NIH Peer Review and Get a Fellowship Grant
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, 1 pm, Holden Auditorium
 
Versatile PhD Workshop: Session 1
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, 4 pm, DUC 300, Danforth Campus

Versatile PhD Workshop: Session 2
Thurs., Nov. 10, 2016, 4 pm, DUC 300, Danforth CampusNov. 10, 2016, 4 pm, DUC 300, Danforth Campus
 

December 2016

NIH Peer Review Briefing for Basic Research Applicants and Reviewers
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, 1 pm, Cori Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4851

Research: What's Leadership Got to Do with It?
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 3:30 pm, Wohl Auditorium
More info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4916

The NINDS Diversity Career Development K22 Award: Tips for Preparing Your Application (Webinar for Postdocs)
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, 2 pm, online

Spring 2016

The Basics of Excellent Public Speaking

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, 11 am
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4180

Graduate Research Symposium Preparatory Workshop
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, 12 pm
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4185

Using LinkedIn to Network and Apply for Jobs in and out of Science
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, 1:30 pm
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4263

Using PowerPoint as an Effective Public Speaking Tool
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, 11 am
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4228

Cross-Cultural Competency Workshop: A Framework for Understanding Cultural Differences
Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 3 pm
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4342

Time Management
Thursday, March 10, 2016, 11 am
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4370

PowerPoint Workshop
Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 1:30 pm
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4400

Improv for Professional Communication
Thursday, April 7, 2016, 10 am
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4461

Cross-Cultural Communication in the Lab
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 1 pm
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4470

Behavioral Interviewing Workshop
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 2:30 pm
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4472

Cross-Cultural Communication in Clinical Settings
Thursday, April 21, 2016, 11 am
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4471

Trust & Teamwork
Wednesday, May 4, 2016, 1 pm
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4489

Crucial Conversations
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 2 pm
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4490

Fall 2015

How to Find Funding

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, 11 am
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3798

The Future of Research: How Early Career Researchers Can Shape the Biomedical Research Landscape, with Jessica Polka of Harvard University
Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, 1:30 pm
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3908

Preparing For Your Postdoc
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, 10 am
Register and more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=4012

Improv for Professional Communication 
Mondays, Dec. 7 & 14, 2015, 2 pm

Spring 2015

Individual Development Plan Workshops

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10am
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3462 ​​

March 6, 2015, 11am
Register & more info:  http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3463

April 30, 2015, 12:30pm
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3547


Professional Development Programming

Time Management
Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12noon
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3274

Presentation Skills
Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:30pm
Register & more info:  http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3275


Communication Skills
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 12noon
Register & more info: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3276   


Conflict Resolution 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:30pm
Register & more info:  http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3277  

Fall 2014

Managing Your Research Work Flow: Using a Citation Management Program
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, 12noon
Register & more info:  http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3013

H
ow to Find Funding
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 4pm
Register & more info:http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Resources/Pages/calendar_event.aspx?EvID=3037   

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