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.
 

TIBBS Summer Series: Essential Skills for Success in Industry
Thursdays from 3-4:30 pm starting June 12

We booked an extra large auditorium for this event, so feel free to drop in for any of the remaining sessions!

Are you interested in a career in industry? Are you uncertain about how to navigate the transition from academia to the corporate world? This seven-session workshop series will help you fill in your skill gaps and identify ways to improve your chances at landing a job and being productive in industry. Topics will include the following:

  • June 12: Leadership, teamwork, and professionalism
  • June 19: Life in industry: Adapting to industry culture
  • June 26: How does my personality type determine my leadership style?
  • July 10: Presentation and interviewing skills for industry
  • July 17: Making connections to boost your career potential
  • July 24: Anatomy of a company
  • July 31: Careers in Industry: What are my career options and how can I find the perfect fit?

Sessions run from 3:00 – 4:30 on Thursday afternoons, and participants who attend at least five sessions will receive a certificate of completion. Graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff are all invited to participate. Find more information here.

Register here: http://tinyurl.com/o7kb2v3

Making Connections to Boost your Career Potential
Thursday, July 17th at 3 pm in MBRB G202

We would like to extend an invitation to all graduate students and postdocs to participate in this special session from the TIBBS Summer Series. If you are already registered for the Summer Series, please do not register again, but if you are not participating in the series and would like to attend this special workshop, please register here: http://tinyurl.com/ovu65

The workforce of the 21st century is changing. Success comes to those who are able to build a rich web of professional relationships that compliment their deep education and their broad pursuit of challenging experiences. Being smart and doing good work is not enough. You have to know people, and they have to know you.

Good networking is not natural. Many people struggle to do it well, if at all. There is much more to networking than noisy “networking events” and the gratuitous exchange of business cards. The good news is that networking is a learned skill and it doesn’t have to be hard. All it takes is the right mindset, a little practice, and a willingness to be helpful.

In this presentation we embrace a new mindset for networking — redefining it in a way that makes connecting with people easy, natural, and deeply effective. We will learn how to simplify our approach to networking while building powerful personal and professional connections that can last a lifetime. Participants will acquire simple and useful tools and techniques that will empower them to seek, create, and maintain a great network — both inside and outside of their organizations.

July TIBBS Snoball Social
Thursday, July 17th at noon on the MBRB lawn

Get a taste of New Orleans without leaving town! Pelican’s SnoBalls will be on site with their ice shaving machine to serve up some delicious snoballs! No registration is required.

July Career Networking Lunch with Jason Andrus, PhD
Thursday, July 31 at noon in Bondurant 2020

Are you interested in learning more about a career in teaching? Join us for a Career Networking Lunch with Jason Andrus, PhD, an associate professor of biological sciences at Meredith College. After receiving his doctorate in microbiology from NCSU, Jason continued his research and began his teaching career in the SPIRE postdoctoral fellowship program at UNC. He currently teaches undergraduate courses in microbiology, molecular biology and biotechnology and advises several student organizations at Meredith College. He also has served on hiring committees for teaching-intensive positions. If you would like to learn more about this career path in teaching, please bring your questions and join us at the career networking lunch on Thursday, July 31st. To register: http://tinyurl.com/mpbqmcs

 

Programs

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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