SAMSI Prepares Postdocs & Grads for Future Careers

Scott Morgan, a communications and marketing expert and owner of the Morgan Group, speaks at a recent SAMSI Professional Development Workshop (PDW). Morgan shared tips and tools with postdocs and graduate students about what they need to know about creating resumes, CV’s and interviewing skills for science and math jobs.

Scott Morgan, a communications and marketing expert and owner of the Morgan Group, speaks at a recent SAMSI Professional Development Workshop (PDW). Morgan shared tips and tools with postdocs and graduate students about what they need to know about creating resumes, CV’s and interviewing skills for science and math jobs.

SAMSI is known for their workshops and special events promoting the math and sciences. You may not know, however, that they also work diligently to prepare postdoctoral fellows and graduate students with tools for future success?

Since Sept. 2017, SAMSI has hosted multiple Professional Development Workshops (PDW’s) geared toward helping new professionals find and get future careers in math and science.

The PDW series is hosted at the SAMSI institute and features a two-hour talk with question and answer session, followed by a lunch.

The series of lectures features SAMSI Directorate, professionals from business, industry, government and even specialists in the field of communications and marketing. All of these short talks help those interested in science and math careers to promote and catalog their research, create CV’s and resumes and even give them practical tools such as interview preparation. There have been five events in the series thus far.

Huang Huang, a SAMSI 2017-18 Postdoctoral Fellow, appreciated the benefits of the workshop series because it provides him with skills like building a strong CV and/or resume, interview preparation, and time management. Huang thinks the tips he has learned thus far in the workshop series will help lead him to a future career in math and science.

SAMSI PDW’s help grow and shape the next generation of young professionals in the fields of math and science. For those visiting or local to the SAMSI institute area and would like to attend future events, view the PDW web page for more information on current or past workshops: https://www.samsi.info/pdw.

PDW Panel

Three members from governmental and industrial research organizations (left to right – William LeFew, a data scientist from Metabolon; Elizabeth Mannshard, a statistician from the U.S. EPA; and Fang Chen, a Senior Research Statistician from SAS) compose a panel that answer questions from graduates and postdoctoral fellows at a SAMSI Professional Development Workshop (PDW) on Nov. 15, 2017. The panelists discussed the paths they took to get jobs in their fields of statistics and data science. SAMSI PDW’s help to guide graduates and postdoctoral fellows to the next stage of their professional careers.

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