Curious about the skills you'll need to be successful in different types of careers after you graduate? If so, then you are invited to the Biomedical Graduate Education Career Options Seminars (COS). In this series, we invite alumni professionals in a variety of science industry, policy, and research positions. Come learn about the work they do, the skills their positions require, and how you can make your transition from Georgetown into this type of professional role. We also invite employers to give information sessions about opportunities available at their companies and organizations and how you can make yourself stand out as an applicant!
Upcoming Career Options Seminars
A Workshop on Transferable Skills- Putting Your Training to Work!
Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:00-11:30am
New Research Building Auditorium
Transferable Skills Workshop
Monday, January 22, 2018 10:00-11:30am
New Research Building Auditorium
This workshop will help you translate the skills that you gain from your research into key workforce employability skills for a variety of industries and sectors.
Stephanie Wortel-London, PhD
Director of Education, New York Academy of Sciences
Stephanie Wortel-London acts as the Director of Education at the New York Academy of Sciences, overseeing the Academy’s Science Alliance and Virtual Mentoring Programs. Prior to assuming this role, Stephanie served as Program Manager for the Afterschool STEM Mentoring Program in New York City and Newark, NJ for five years. Stephanie graduated magna cum laude in Astronomy-Physics at Colgate University, where she received the 1819 Award. After moving to New York City, she worked in research projects through the Astrophysics Department of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and completed the New York City Teaching Fellowship with a MSEd in Science Education from Lehman College. She is a New York State Certified Earth Science teacher. Prior to joining the Academy, Stephanie taught Earth Science in a South Bronx public school and wrote curricula for Youth Initiatives and the Space Show at AMNH. Areas of research include quasar optical variability, stellar evolution, astrometry of brown dwarfs, and the development of science identity in groups historically under-represented in STEM through informal learning experiences. She defended her PhD dissertation in Science Education Research at Stony Brook University's Institute for STEM Education in fall of 2017, and serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Space Systems course in the AMNH Master of Arts in Teaching Residency graduate program. She also serves on the Associate Board of the Red Hook Initiative in Brooklyn.
More About the Workshop
You are receiving a world-class training at the bench through your scholarly work at Georgetown University. The skills you learn here on campus will qualify you well for your upcoming career in Academia—but what if you are interested in having chapters of your career beyond the Ivory Tower? Or what if you want to remain in the tenure track, but fast track your progress to higher levels of leadership? In this seminar, Dr. Wortel-London will share some valuable information about the job landscape for scientists with advanced degrees, and lead you through a systematic approach to assessing the transferrable skills and abilities you may already have to set yourself up for success. The value of your Science Alliance membership in the New York Academy of Sciences, with useful upcoming workshop and training opportunities through your digital membership will be highlighted at this talk. This will not be a monologue! Please come with questions and ideas.
COS Editorial Board
We will try our best to vary the day and time of the monthly seminar, as we know that course schedules will often conflict. Your coursework is your utmost responsibility so to ensure that you have access to the seminar material, a COS Reporter will take notes at each seminar and write a report that will be made available to anyone who wants it. The COS Editorial Reports can be found here. However, we strongly encourage all who can attend to take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with the speaker and to meet other BGE students who have similar career goals as you!
If you’d like to join the COS Editorial Board as a COS Reporter for this seminar, please email Caleb McKinney at firstname.lastname@example.org for your assignment. Many policy, marketing, and science writing managers often assess your lay language written communication skills before making their hiring decisions. These types of reports are great to develop and showcase those skills!