Workshops

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.

2017 Workshops

Monday, November 13, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Recruiters Secrets for Winning the Interview 
 Donald TrussExecutive Recruiter

This workshop will guide you through the four distinct phases (or “turns”) of an interview, and teach you how to control and win each part of the interview process!

The 4 Turns:

  1. When the interviewer turns the conversation from fun to business
  2. When you turn the conversation from your interviewer’s agenda to him/her focused on the problem.
  3. When the interviewer becomes tired from describing the problem, and thinks “Can You Help Me?”  This gives you permission to describe how your background meets the requirements of the job.
  4. When you see the interviewer pause, think and commit to further action.

Tuesday, November 14, 1:00pm – 3:00pm 

Put your Best Foot Forward with a Great Headshot
and Improve your LinkedIn® Profile  
Suzanne M. Stingo, SMS Social Media Strategies

NEW for this year – Update your LinkedIn Photo as part of the LinkedIn Workshop!! Pre-registration and a nominal fee ($10) are required – register early, attendance is limited!

Update your LinkedIn Photo as part of the LinkedIn Workshop!! 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.  This is a LIVE, interactive presentation.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along and make changes to their Linked In profile during the session.  Pre-registration and a $10 fee for the photo are required – register early, attendance is limited!

Wednesday, November 15, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

 Non-traditional Career Paths for Chemists  
Nathan Tzodikov, Tzodikov Associates

Explore an “out of the lab experience” with these case studies of alternate chemical careers. This workshop presents non-traditional chemical careers by panelists from Intellectual Property (Patent Agent Role), Analytical Instrumentation Support (Application Scientist Role) and FDA Negotiation (Regulatory Affairs, CMC).  The workshop highlights chemical experiences with real life examples by chemists who migrated their training to work in careers that may not seem obvious.  Learn how chemical training and experiences add value to other career paths.  The speakers share their valuable insight to highlight strategies one can adopt when applying their technical background.

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. 1st.