EAS is committed to your professional development, as well as the enhancement of knowledge. Our workshops include topics to help develop your professional skills, as well as to hone other skills critical for career success. These workshops will provide insight into the best techniques for presenting your background and relevant experience using both social media and traditional resume formats. Skills such as these are essential today, and EAS is the place to begin or continue developing them. We offer different workshops each day, which are FREE to all attendees with a Full Conferee, Expo Only or Student registration.
Monday, November 14, 9:30am-11:30am
Notes from an HR Professional: The Hiring Process, Pitfalls and Prep
Brian Vetrecin, HR Professional
An overview of the hiring process from the perspective of an HR professional will be discussed. Topics may include ‘initial contact’, on-line applications, phrases to include or avoid in on-line forms, follow-up, other forms of contact and any other topics that may arise in the workshop.
Tuesday, November 15, 9:30am – 11:30am
Using LinkedIn® Professional Networking Services to
Network Your Way to a Job and More
Katie DeVito, Katie DeVito LLC
Social media is a powerful tool that enables us to make and maintain professional contacts. A well-structured profile that is effectively posted can optimize visibility, result in new contacts, create interest in our postings and attract future employers. However, there are existing knowledge gaps about how to use social media most effectively, especially in the search for a new job. In this workshop, you will learn the best practices for using social media; from creating an effective profile, to knowing how to appropriately make new contacts, determining how frequently to add postings and learning how to effectively network online.
Wednesday, November 16, 9:30am – 11:30am
Non-Traditional Career Paths for Chemists
Kevin Volk, Bristol-Myers Squibb (Project Management)
Nathan Tzodikov, Novartis (Regulatory Affairs)
Leo Kriksunov, Ethicon (Patent Agent)
This workshop explores several non-traditional career paths for chemists. The training and experience gained in the study and practice of chemistry and related scientific fields can have applicability to several other career paths. The speakers will give their valuable insight on some careers that should be considered.
We hope you will be able to attend one or more of these career enhancing workshops! Registration opens in early July; discounted Full Conferee registration fees are available until Oct. 15th.