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SciComm Studio 005: Hashtag Science

October 11, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

More than half of all online users use social media to learn about breaking news. How can scientists and communicators tap the power of social media to cut through the clutter and tell their stories? As social media transforms the way the public consumes news, science communicators have an exciting opportunity to effectively and memorably spread their message.

svAWIS Open House 2017

October 11, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

The Association for Women in Science champions the interests of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics across all disciplines and employment sectors. Working for positive system transformation, AWIS strives to ensure that all women in these fields can achieve their full potential.

AWIS NCC Annual Picnic

August 12, 12:00pm to 3:00pm

The Northern California Chapters of AWIS (East Bay, Palo Alto, San Francisco, and Sacramento) invite you to our annual summer potluck picnic on Saturday, August 12th.


Come join us for a casual get together and great food at the Northern California Chapters Annual Summer Picnic. This is a great opportunity to network with scientists from the Bay Area to Sacramento Valley while enjoying the beautiful park.

 

FUTURE: Campus-Side Career Chat - Careers in Emerging Technology

September 28, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

***For Masters students, Ph.D. students, Postdoctoral scholars*** A monthly career exploration meet-up with a professional with a STEM Ph.D. in a non-professoriate STEM career. This month learn how to break into a career in industry research with Dr. Handeep Kaur, a Technology Strategist working at Intel Corporation. Pizza will be served. Space for each meetup is limited so we strongly recommend that postdocs and grad students RSVP.

Job Search Methods for Careers in Industry and Beyond

August 17, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Looking for a job in industry, government, non-profits or NGOs? Need help to learn how to start? This workshop is designed to give graduate students and postdoctoral scholars the basic tools to conduct an effective job search for industry, non-profit and/or government sector positions. Topics such as identifying your transferable skills, developing a target company list, preparing your personal “pitch”, conducting an informational interview, using social media (LinkedIn) for networking and the job search, tailoring your cover letter, format and content for your resume are covered.

Interview Careers in Industry

August 3, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Employers are increasingly using technology as an initial interview screening tool. Online software (e.g., Skype) and 30 minute telephone screening interviews are now common and should be expected for an interview for diverse career paths (industry, nonprofits, government, NGO, etc). Attend this workshop to learn tips and techniques for acing the screening and online interview as well as in-person! Learn how to describe your skills and abilities in a concise and clear way for interview success. This is an interactive seminar with interview practice!

Leadership in Biopharma: a Conversation with John Milligan, CEO, Gilead Sciences

May 11, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Gilead Sciences is a Bay Area titan, a life science leader known for its pipeline of antivirals and Hepatitis C therapeutics. Its CEO is John F. Milligan, PhD, a former UCSF postdoc, who joined the company in 1990 as its 32nd employee. Join us on May 11 when Barry Selick, Vice Chancellor for Business Development, Innovation and Partnerships at UCSF, will engage Milligan in a conversation touching on topics such as Milligan's career path from postdoc to CEO of a major biotech, his experience leading it, and how Gilead feeds its pipeline of innovation and develops new products.

Data Visualization: Think beyond the Bar graph (Session 2)

May 10, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Data analytics are powerful, but only if you can communicate them.

How can you use charts, graphs and design elements to explain trends? How to present information in way that is easy to comprehend and intuitive to navigate?

Join us for a two-part workshop session to understand the theory of data visualization and examine what makes for good visualization:

•Session 1- May 3rd, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Cover the theory and principles of proper data visualization techniques.

•Session 2- May 10th, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Data Visualization: Think beyond the Bar graph (Session 1)

May 3, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Data analytics are powerful, but only if you can communicate them.

How can you use charts, graphs and design elements to explain trends? How to present information in way that is easy to comprehend and intuitive to navigate?

Join us for a two-part workshop session to understand the theory of data visualization and examine what makes for good visualization:

•Session 1- May 3rd, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Cover the theory and principles of proper data visualization techniques.

•Session 2- May 10th, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

AWIS San Diego: Women in Science and Technology Conference

May 20

What is the WIST conference?

A one-day symposium focusing on career and personal development, as well as peer networking
Inspiring, prominent keynote speakers
Exciting and informative workshops, round-tables, and seminars for individuals at all stages of their careers in both academia and industry
An excellent opportunity to network, develop new skills, and explore career opportunities with 300 attendees from the scientific community.

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