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Preparing Your Non-Academic Resume: An Interactive Workshop with White Consulting, LLC – Friday, January 29th 5-7:30pm

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White Consulting, LLC was founded in 2013 by Colin White and Anthony Collmann, two Harvard Medical School-trained Ph.D. Research Scientists who transitioned from academia to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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Colin and Anthony are passionate about providing career development services to those wishing to make a transition out of the academic laboratory. Representatives of White Consulting, LLC have spoken at science careers fairs, sat on post-doctoral association discussion panels, and lectured both graduate students and post-doctoral fellows on a variety of topics relevant to transitioning into a non-academic career. We pride ourselves on taking the time to make sure that all those in attendance gain an appreciation for the importance of the skills necessary to move outside the academic world.

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This in depth workshop takes the audience through a series of interactive exercises that leaves each individual with a clear understanding of what is necessary to strongly position your non-academic resume, as well as various techniques to both appreciate and showcase your transferable skills. Members of the audience work together in small groups to complete a variety of exercises ranging from how to write a strong professional summary through formatting and submission of the final document. Please join us for a fun, interactive workshop with members of White Consulting, LLC. A light meal will be served after the workshop during our post-seminar networking event.

This event is free, but reservations are required. Please bring your resume or CV to this event to gain the most benefit from attending!

Register at http://tuftspdaresume.eventbrite.com. Password: tuftspda

Time: Friday, January 29th from 5-7pm with networking afterward

Location: Boston campus, M&V412

Pizza will be served!

Halloween Party with the Boston Community of Postdocs at Lir in Downtown Boston!

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Join your fellow postdocs from Tufts, MGH, HSPH, Joslin, MIT, Dana Farber and Children’s Hospital in a fun Halloween Party at Lir!

We’ll have great food, an optional costume contest and a cash bar.

Come join us and meet some cool postdocs from other universities in the Boston area!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-bash-tickets-19123445741

Where:

Lir

903 Boylston Street

Boston, MA

When:

Saturday October 31st 6:30-9pm

Join us for an Adults Only Halloween at Legoland in Somerville on October 21st!

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Adult fans of LEGO®, join us for a Halloween themed Adult Night at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston.

Join us on Wednesday, October 21st from 7-9pm for games, prizes, a cash bar for guests aged 21+, and lots of LEGO® fun!

Tickets are $22.95 each. Significant others are welcome!

Purchase tickets from Eventbrite (http://tuftspdalegos.eventbrite.com/) or in person from Ania or Sarah.

Weekly Highlights – 28th August 2015

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Upcoming Events:

Sept 9

Get Powerful: Achieving influence, a MASS-AWIS Seminar
Click on link for more details

Sept 15

Futures in Life Sciences: Big Data Careers
(One of our former postdocs, Viktoria is a panelist!)

Saturday, Sept 19th

Sarah Cardozo Duncan: the Career Strategist’s guide to finding a job after your PhD.
A Career Development Workshop

12pm – 4pm
Behrakis Auditorium, Jaharis Building, Boston campus,  150 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02111

  • Identify your best skills to fit your dream job and how to leverage them
  • Learn how to network from a pro!
  • Includes a free lunch!

12pm – 4pm, Jaharis Auditorium, Boston campus,  150 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02111

Register for free HERE!

Thursday, Sept 24th

Postdoctoral Office Poster Competition

9am – 11:30am
Sackler 114, Boston Campus

The event will be a great opportunity for postdocs across all of Tufts to come together and present a poster showcasing their research! First and second place winners in junior and senior categories will receive a travel award to be used towards travel to a meeting or conference. First place awards will be $1,000 and second place will be $500. Please contact Sara for entry form and guidelines. Entries are due by September 16th. Please send completed applications and any queries to Sara: Sara.Abbott@tufts.edu

Take your PI to lunch (Boston campus)

12pm – 1pm
Sackler 216A

Bring your PI to a nice lunch to celebrate postdocs or come by yourself!
Please register with Sara: Sara.Abbott@tufts.edu

Friday, Sept 25th

Take your PI to lunch (Medford campus)

12pm – 1pm
Aidekman Arts Center, Remis Sculpture Court

Bring your PI to a nice lunch to celebrate postdocs or come by yourself!
Please register with Sara: Sara.Abbott@tufts.edu

Aeronaut Brewery Tour

5:30pm – 8:30pm
14 Tyler St
Somerville, MA, 02143

Join the Tufts Postdoctoral Association in celebrating the end of Postdoc Appreciation Week!  We’ll be touring the inner workings of the Aeronaut Brewing Co. and then sampling their wares (try a craft beer on us) and dining on the finest local pizza!

It’s going to be a fun night of the science of brewing, enjoying great beer and company.   Come and meet your fellow postdocs!  Significant others are welcome at this social event.

Tours are available 5:30pm – 6pm and 6pm – 6:30pm.

You can register online HERE. Cost is $19.45 and includes the tour, a craft beer and pizza. Password is pstdocslovebeer

Please note, you can also register and pay for the tour in person via cash (only $17.50) at the Boston and Medford campuses and save yourself the processing fees! Please see the following locations. Please bring correct change!

Boston campus: Jaharis cafe, Mon 8/31 & Wed 9/2 from 12pm – 1pm (Ania – anna.wronski@tufts.edu)
Medford campus: 8/28 from 12:30pm-1:30pm at 200 Boston Ave, 4th floor lounge and 9/1 from 3:30pm-4pm in the Barnum lobby (Sarah – sarah.dykstra@tufts.edu).

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Weekly Happenings – 07/24/15

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Welcome to this week’s Weekly Happenings – a combined list of upcoming events on and off campus brought to you by the Sackler Graduate Student Council, Post-doc Association, and Tufts Biomedical Business Club.  Just click on the links below for more information about each event.

2015 PDA Survey Ends Friday (07/24)!

Last chance to win one of two $10 Amazon Giftcards and give your thoughts on what you want the PDA to focus on this year!

Click here to fill it out!

EVENTS:

Jul 31
Sackler Relays
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
This fun annual event will take place at the Medford campus and include various activities including races, a volleyball tournament, and more! Take advantage of shuttle buses that will bring students to the Medford campus at 12pm on the 31st. Raffle and admission tickets will be on sale Monday, July 27-Thursday, July 30 in the Jaharis Lobby. Stay tuned for more details!

Aug 5
Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Symposium Lecture – Marina Ramirez-Alvarado
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
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Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS) Symposium Poster Public Viewing
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Please join us for the end of the summer BDBS Symposium! We will have a speaker and a public viewing of the posters that show the research the BDBS students have been doing all summer.

Aug 30  July 30
PDA Career Development Brainstorming Meeting
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Boston campus: Jaharis 508
Medford campus: Barnum 207

Help organize career development events and improve your managerial and organizational skills and expand your network!

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:

 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program panelist opportunity