Upcoming TIBBS sponsored events

Here you’ll find a list of upcoming TIBBS career awareness and professional development activities designed specifically for UNC PhD students. For a general list of upcoming campus-wide events go to the Calendar section of the site.

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Information Session
September 16, 2014, 5:30-6:30pm in Knapp-Sanders 2601, School of Government

Information session to explain the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program, how to apply, and the process of selection. A virtual panel of UNC Alumni PMFs will follow. All graduate and professional students welcome. University Career Services – Co-sponsored by Schools of Law, Public Health, Information and Library Sciences, Government, Kenan-Flagler, and TIBBS.  See http://www.pmf.gov for details on the fellowship.

REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/n3e2hey

Navigating USAJobs: Applying for Federal Jobs and Internships
Wednesday Sept 17, 2014 noon-1pm in Van Hecke-Wettach Room 4004, School of Law

Workshop for graduate and professional students pursuing opportunities with the federal government where applying on USAJobs is required. As part of this process, creating a federal resume that brings your qualifications to life and shows that you are a perfect fit for the job can be a challenge. Join us to learn how to reconfigure your current resume/CV to the federal format and get your questions about federal employment answered!

*Presented by Certified Federal Job Search Trainer Emily Gomez from UNC University Career Services. Program sponsored by members of the Carolina Career Community.

REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/q5fbdqa

The Impostor Syndrome with Dr. Valerie Young
Thursday, Sept 18, 2014, 2:00-3:30pm in Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Oral Health Sciences Building

Do you secretly worry that others will find out you’re not as intelligent and competent as they seem to think you are? Do you often dismiss your accomplishments as a “fluke” or “no big deal?” If so, join the club! Participants will learn: 7 perfectly good reasons why smart people feel like frauds; How your personal Competence Type may be setting you (or your employees) up to fall short; Procrastination, perfectionism and other unconscious coping strategies “impostors” use to avoid being found out; Practical steps to help interrupt the impostor syndrome and end needless self-doubt and more…

*Book signing to follow the event. 25 attendees will win a free book, but feel free to purchase your own and bring it for a signature!

Co-sponsored by UNC Training Initiatives in Biomedical and Biological Sciences, the Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and University Career Services.

REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/n3e2hey

Career Planning 101: How to leverage IDPs and informational interviewing to find the best career fit
This is a two-part series that takes place on Thursday, October 9th and Thursday October 16th at 2:30 pm in Bondurant 2020

Do you feel uncertain about your next career move? Are you intimidated about the number of choices available and don’t know where to begin the process of choosing your career? Fortunately, there are a wide variety of tools that can help you through this process. In this two-part workshop, you will assess your skills, interests, and values and use these results to craft an individual development plan to guide your career planning process. Next, you will learn strategies for gathering career profiles and for connecting you to new professional networks through informational interviewing. Come to the workshops prepared to think deeply about your career path, and you’ll leave with the tools and confidence that you need to explore careers and find the right fit!

Please Note: This event is a 2-part workshop series that is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Session dates are Thursday, October 9th and Thursday, October 16th from 2:30-4 pm. We ask that registrants commit to attending both sessions. Registration is capped at 30, so register now!

Workshop presenters: Erin Hopper, PhD, Director of TIBBS, UNC and Nisha Cavanaugh, PhD, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, NCSU

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ldg79vp

UNC Women in Science will host Chancellor Folt for a talk titled “Stepping up, not stepping aside”
Monday, October 13 at 1 pm in Kirkland Auditorium, Koury Oral Health Sciences Building

The Women in Science (WinS) group at UNC-Chapel Hill, sponsored by the Training Initiatives in Biomedical & Biological Sciences (TIBBS) program, focuses on supporting, promoting, and encouraging the continued success and leadership development of women in the science fields.  We are pleased to announce our inaugural event of the 2014-2015 academic year, “Stepping Up, Not Stepping Aside”.
UNC has recently had the unique opportunity to have a female scientist lead our university. On October 13th at 1:00 pm in the Kirkland Auditorium in the Koury Oral Health Sciences Building, we have the privilege and distinct honor to hear from our very own Chancellor Folt as she addresses her steps taken as a female scientist to become the first woman Chancellor at Carolina. We invite all graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff to attend. All genders are welcome.

Co-sponsored by UNC Women in Science, TIBBS, the Office of Graduate Education, the Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and Barbara Rimer, DrPH, Dean of the Gilllings School of Public Health.

REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/lxoopdv

TIBBS Halloween Social and Costume Contest
Tuesday, October 28th at Noon on the MBRB Lawn

Cider and Donuts plus a great contest!
Lab Pumpkin Carving Competition: Get your lab together and show off your carving skills. All pumpkins will be displayed at the social and everyone will get the opportunity to vote. What is up for grabs? The winning lab will get to keep the TIBBS Pumpkin Carving Master trophy to display in their lab for a year!


2014 TIBBS Summer Series: Essential Skills for Success in Industry

Download the official event flyer! Register here: http://tinyurl.com/o7kb2v3 All sessions will be held in MBRB G202. Participants who attend at least 5 sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Read on for the details: Session 1 | Leadership, teamwork, and professionalism Thursday, June 12, 3-4:30 pm Christine Warrington, Consulting Professional for the Healthcare Industry, President, …read more

2014 Career Blitz

The 2014 TIBBS Career Blitz is coming up on March 5, 2014 from 2:30 – 5:00 in the Genetic Medicine Building. Click Here for the Career Blitz Schedule Read the career profiles posted below to learn about the visiting scientists and their careers. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/mymvnho If you have any questions about the Career Blitz, …read more

2013 TIBBS Summer Series: Certificate in Teaching

It’s time for our Summer Series on Pedagogy! Students, postdocs, faculty, and staff who attend the first workshop and at least 5 of the remaining sessions will receive a certificate of completion. UNC graduate student certificate earners will receive a book. Click here for the official flyer. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/azxnaq8 Session 1 | Kickoff Workshop …read more

2013 Career Blitz

The 2013 TIBBS Career Blitz is coming up on February 27, 2013 from 3 – 5:30 in the Genetic Medicine Building. Read the career profiles posted below to learn about the visiting scientists and their careers. To view an event schedule and building map, click here. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/amdeth2 If you have any questions about …read more

TIBBS Summer Series: Essential Skills for Success in Industry

Download the official event flyer! All sessions will be held in Bioinformatics 1131. UNC graduate students who attend at least 4 sessions will receive a certificate of completion and a copy of the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. Read on for the details: Session 1 …read more

2012 Career Blitz

The 2012 TIBBS Career Blitz took place on January 25, 2012 from 3-6 pm in Bondurant Hall. Read the career profiles linked below to learn about the visiting scientists and their careers. Go to http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2012/3/spotlight-unc-career/index.htm for a write up on the event. If you have any questions about the Career Blitz, please contact Erin Hopper …read more

2011 Career Blitz

The career profiles linked below will help you get to know the scientists who participated in the 2011 Career Blitz. Career Profiles of Visiting Scientists Science Education and Outreach, Dr. Christine Adamczyk, Executive Director of the Duke Center for Science Education Medical Writer, Dr. Katherine DeBruin, President at Kodiak Consulting Group Biotech Research, Dr. Suraj …read more

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