Professional Development Events

Making the most of your Lightning talks and Elevator talks on March 30, 2023, 2-3:15 pm

In this webinar, participants will learn about how to maximize the potential of a short duration to present such as a lightning talk. When you have a minute or less to respond to questions such as “tell me about yourself”, you are pitching about yourself. And the same goes for when people ask you about your research. How can you talk about your research in an engaging manner in a minute? Through activities and discussion, we will explore the topics of creating engaging lightning talks and elevator pitches.

Individual Development Plan on April 5, 2023, 12:30-1:30 pm

Charting your postdoc training course with short term and long term goals based on your strengths, values, and interests is important. Whether you are starting off at BU as a postdoc or have been a postdoc for a while, this webinar will go over the tools for creating your IDP, introduce you to strength, interest and values assessment and set goals. Click the link above to register. 

Orientation for new postdocs on April 11, 2023, 12-1 pm

The dream job? Lessons learned while on tenure track at a primarily undergraduate institution on April 13, 2023, 1-2 pm

In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Lower, an assistant professor in Bucknell University, PA, will share her experience as a faculty member in a primarily undergraduate institution, where she is doing research with undergraduates and masters students. Dr. Lower will also share her journey from NIH NRSA postdoc to PUI faculty, discuss how she shares her science to a broad audience through active outreach programs, and give advice to postdocs interested in a similar career. Click the link above to register. 

Behavioral Questions in Interviews on April 19, 2023, 12:30-1:30 pm

In this webinar, presented by Pallavi Eswara, Director of PDPA, attendees will learn the best way to answer common and tricky behavioral questions that are asked during an interview. Click the link above to register.