This webinar will focus on the current and expanding crisis in the job and career market for scientists. We will investigate how early-career scientists can best prepare for this challenge, and we will demonstrate how to orchestrate a personal career plan and develop a Plan B and Plan C for contingencies. We will discuss what early-career scientists should do now to enhance their CVs and research reputations, and how they can leverage their grad school experience or a postdoc appointment to set themselves up for success in the field.
About Your Presenter
Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, science journalist, STEM careers consultant, professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds, was published by Wiley in 2015. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she has been advising scientists and engineers about their careers for over 15 years. She has given over 600 workshops for clients in the US, EU, Canada, & Mexico, & is the author of over 250 articles in publications like Science, Nature, World Economic Forum, Smithsonian, Scientific American & IEEE Spectrum. As a science careers journalist, Levine constantly researches employment trends in STEM fields and delivers up-to-date vital information about career issues from interviews with hiring managers, decision-makers and recruiters in myriad industries. Levine has also served as a Contributor to National Geographic and currently pens the career columns for Physics Today and APS News.