Note: There is a black screen at the beginning of this webinar that lasts for approx. 10 seconds before the video begins. Please bear with this. The entire audio and visual are included in this webinar. Professor Hazel Sive presented the initiatives MIT has undertaken to increase the number of women faculty in the sciences (STEM fields). Areas covered include assessing climate, search committee training, sourcing candidates and retention. HERC, a national consortium of more than 600 college, universities and research centers (http://www.hercjobs.org) is pleased to offer this webinar to our member institutions. The webinar was recorded May 21, 2013. About the Presenter: Professor Sive is a member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research Professor of Biology and Associate Dean, MIT School of Science. She received her B.Sc. Hons. from University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and her Ph.D. from Rockefeller University, New York. Her research focuses on craniofacial and brain development, using zebrafish and frog models. An additional focus is analysis of mental health disorder genes using the zebrafish. Professor Sive teaches Introductory Biology to MIT undergraduates and Developmental Biology to graduate students. She has chaired the MIT Biology Department Undergraduate Program, the MIT Global Education and Opportunities Committee, and the MIT Committee on Student Life. She is Program Director for the MISTI/South Africa Program. Professor Sive has served on the editorial board of several journals, and has served on or chaired multiple NIH grant review panels. As Associate Dean, Prof. Sive focuses on issues in education and equity. She has written widely on Women in STEM, and was co-chair of the Report of the Status of Women Faculty in the Schools of Science and Engineering at MIT, published in 2011.+ More details
Dr. Sue Basalla, author of So What Are You Going to Do With That?: Finding Work Outside of Academia, shares insider secrets and practical advice tailored specifically for academics considering a life outside the academy. As a Ph.D., she understands the unique challenges that graduate students and postdoctoral associates face in pursuing careers outside academia, and as a headhunter, she reviews dozens of resumes and cover letters every week and helps job seekers succeed in every stage of the hiring process. This webinar was originally broadcast on May 3, 2012, and sponsored by the following Regional HERCs: Greater Chicago Midwest, Metro New York & Southern Connecticut, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware, New England, North Texas, St. Louis Regional, Upstate New York and the Upper Midwest. Dr. Sue Basalla is an executive search consultant for Storbeck/Pimentel, a woman and minority-owned firm located outside of Philadelphia. She conducts searches for a variety of educational institutions, including colleges, universities, and independent schools. Sue first published So What Are You Going to Do With That?: Finding Work Outside of Academia in 2001, which was released in a revised edition in 2007 and will be revised again for publication in 2013. She also writes periodic career articles for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Sue holds a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University.+ More details
Heather Sevener presents a roadmap to interviewing for faculty positions on campus. Her tips and advice are essential for anyone interested in being a professor. Learn the process of interviewing for faculty positions, including: - Specific questions that are asked (and strategies to answer them) for candidates in all fields - How the day is structured - Advice for preparing for the day - Tips for giving job talks (lectures judged by search committees and others) - How to present yourself in the strongest possible light OUR PRESENTER: Heather Sevener is a trainer and presenter with expertise including career development. She is an academic Advisor, Health Sciences Dept, College of Science and Health at DePaul University in Chicago. Previously, she was the Associate Director for Graduate Services at the University of Chicago Career Advising and Planning Services (CAPS), where she provided career planning advice to advanced degree scientists for the last seven years. Heather has a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Loyola University Chicago and a Master's degree in Biology and Biomedical Sciences (Plant Biology) from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a PhD candidate working on plant molecular evolution. She has been invited to speak on career planning by the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), Harvard University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Heather wrote about her own experience leaving a PhD program for Science Careers. Originally broadcast on Jan. 19, 2012 and sponsored by the following Regional HERCs: Greater Chicago Midwest, Metro New York & Southern Connecticut, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware, New England, North Texas, St. Louis Regional, Upstate New York and the Upper Midwest.+ More details
This webinar is an opportunity for members of the higher education, postdoctoral and research communities to learn about effective networking from an insider in the postdoctoral and postgraduate fields. We will dissect both online and in-person networking, an important component of successful career building at all career stages. Not only is it important to develop a network, but it also takes time to manage your network. We will dive deeper into how to effectively manage your network while balancing other time consuming academic obligations. This webinar will also cover topics such as how to identify the appropriate career advocates, initiating interactions with these colleagues, and finally, how to build long-term communication with individuals who may enhance your career. Presented by Dr. Lori Conlan, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Services, National Institutes of Health. Dr Conlan was a potdoc at the NYS Department of Health, before transitioning from the lab to focus on career issues for the next generation of scientists. She developed a career development program for graduate students and postdocs for the New York Academy of Sciences and in her current position at the NIH she assists the 4000 NIH postdocs in their personal career choices. Dr Conlan speaks at universities and institutions around the nation on career development topics for young scientists and is on the Board of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA). Originally broadcast on Oct. 6, 2011 and sponsored by the following Regional HERCs: Greater Chicago Midwest, Metro New York & Southern Connecticut, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware, New England and the Upper Midwest.+ More details
Understanding and navigating immigration is one of the most complex and ever-changing issues that employers face. Cheryl Lenz-Calvo, an attorney at Kempster, Keller and Lenz-Calvo, Ltd., and Tamara Felden, Director of International Affairs at the University of Chicago will address this topic in this one-hour Webinar. This webinar was originally broadcast on Jan. 26, 2010 and sponsored by the following Regional HERCs: Greater Chicago, Metro New York & Southern CT, Michigan, and New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware.+ More details
Programs and policies that help employees balance their work/life needs are an important part of any recruitment and retention strategy. This webinar will explore approaches to developing work/life initiatives that help attract and retain healthy, happy, and productive faculty and staff. Presenters: Carol Hoffman, Associate Provost and Director of Work/Life, Columbia University and Jennie McAlpine, Director, Work/Life Programs, University of Michigan. This webinar was originally broadcast on Dec. 8, 2010 and sponsored by the following Regional HERCs: Greater Chicago Midwest, Metro New York & Southern CT, Michigan, New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware, and the Upper Midwest.+ More details
In this webinar, you will learn: • What to include in a cover letter • Basic rules for length, grammar, style and content • Catchy first lines (alternatives to “I am applying for…”) • Different styles of writing cover letters • How to stand out This webinar was originally broadcast on August 11, 2011 and sponsored by the following HERCs: Greater Chicago Midwest, Metro NY & Southern CT, Michigan, Mid-Atlantic, New England, New Jersey/Eastern PA/DE, St. Louis Regional, and the Upper Midwest.+ More details
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