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Informational Interviewing for Early-Career Scientists and Engineers – New Strategies and Reports from the Trenches

In support of your professional development, the Berkeley Lab Learning & Organizational Development team has partnered with Dr. Peter Fiske to bring you a new workshop entitled

” Informational Interviewing for Early-Career Scientists and Engineers – New Strategies and Reports from the Trenches ” 

This workshop will take place Wednesday, June 13 2018 12:00PM- 1:00PM – Bring your lunch!

To register, please visit employee self-service. 

 

Informational Interviewing is one of the most effective ways of uncovering job opportunities, identifying new research sponsors and projects, and expanding your network. Sadly, most postdocs know little about the Informational Interview process or how to make it effective for them. In this lively and entertaining workshop, Peter provide an overview to the Informational Interview process, step-by-step instructions for conducting an effective informational interview. He will also review the progress made by 33 LBL postdocs who joined the Informational Interview Challenge in January of 2018. Come listen to their stories of discovering opportunities and new directions through Informational Interviewing.  Learning objectives for this workshop include:

  • Explore careers and clarify your career goals
  • Obtain information about your career field and the skills needed to do that job effectively
  • Discover future employment, research collaboration, or network opportunities
  • Broaden your professional network
  • Build confidence as you choose a career path

Dr. Peter Fiske is the Director of the Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute at Berkeley Lab. He was the former Chief Executive Officer of PAX Water Technologies and RAPT Industries and the author of “Put your Science to Work!” Peter received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in Geological and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Materials Science and Engineering.  In October, Peter was featured on Versatile PhD’s Ask Me Anything series (accessible through LBNL’s  Versatile PhD subscription!)  

This workshop is open to Berkeley Lab Postdoctoral Scholars, Graduate Students & Early Career Scientists .  There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.  

Registering in Employee Self Services

To see upcoming course date(s) and to register:

  1. Go to Employee Self-Service
  2. Click on Training Enrollment
  3. Your Course Code is PDT 0119
  4. Click Enroll next to the course

​  Should you have any questions about the workshop, please contact me at extension x6294.

In support of your professional development, the Berkeley Lab Learning & Organizational Development team has partnered with Dr. Michel Foure to bring you a new workshop entitled “Grant Writing 101.” 

This workshop will take place :

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:30am- 12pm (please send an email to mmrodriguez@lbl.gov to register).

Wednesday June 20, 2018 1:00PM- 3:30PM  Register in employee self service.

Friday, June 22, 2018 1:00pm-3:30pm   Register in employee self service

Grant Writing 101

Whether your career takes you to Industry, a National Lab, Entrepreneurship or Academia, chances are that you will be intimately involved in writing research grant proposals. In fact, your career growth may largely hinge on your ability to raise funding. While each proposal is unique, lying at the intersection of the funding agency needs and your technical idea, there are very important guidelines that must be observed in order to maximize the probability of success. The workshop covers the basic principles, best practices and provides numerous tips. Each workshop also features a ‘real life’ interactive exercise that will deeply engage the participants in a very concrete way.

 

Dr. Michel Fouré is the founder of BerkeleyGrant Writing LLC, a firm devoted to help companies and research organizations to write extremely effective research proposals. In this capacity, he offers a lifetime experience of both writing very successful grant proposals during his industry career as well as reviewing over six hundred research proposals during his tenure at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

This workshop is open to Berkeley Lab Postdoctoral Scholars, Graduate Students & Early Career Scientists .  There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.  

Registering in Employee Self Services

To see upcoming course date(s) and to register:

  1. Go to Employee Self-Service
  2. Click on Training Enrollment
  3. Your Course Code is PDT 0118
  4. Click Enroll next to the course

​  Should you have any questions about the workshop, please contact me at extension x6294.