Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
December 15, 2020

Whether you are seeking a job, a training opportunity, or just the chance to acquire more resources or experience, effective negotiation skills are vital to your career. In this presentation, you will learn how to develop a negotiation strategy that will contribute to your success.

 

View Powerpoint here.

Marnie Oakley, DMD
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
November 19, 2020

Why do we all love to avoid those conversations we know we need to have—knowing the problem will only worsen over time? This session will help participants learn how to 1) successfully lead those difficult conversations most people dread by embracing the need to fully prepare with a sense of deep reflection, gratitude, and humility, 2) identify and apply personal preferences, approaches and tactics to influence success when resolving conflicts that include difficult conversations, and 3) discuss skills and techniques that serve to mitigate or prevent harmful conflict and difficult conversations. It’s time to stop running from our circumstances, and to start leading our outcomes.

Joseph C. Ayoob, PhD Associate Professor of Computational and Systems Biology, School of Medicine
Joel Brady, PhD Teaching Consultant and Program Supervisor for the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative University Center for Teaching & Learning, Center for Mentoring
April Dukes, PhD Faculty and Future Faculty Program Director, Swanson School of Engineering
Webinar
October 7, 2020

Mentoring is well recognized as contributing to career success across disciplines. Like any other interpersonal interaction, mentoring relationships take time and effort to flourish. This workshop will help you develop vital strategies to cultivate and manage productive mentoring relationships that will contribute to your professional success and personal satisfaction throughout your career.

Cassie Holt, PhD
Webinar
October 1, 2020


Get to know alum from the Doctoral Alumni-in-Residence Program as you view a live informational interview conducted by one of your peers. Learn more about a variety of career fields and the paths that alum took to get there. Doctoral-level alum working in non-profit, for-profit, education, and government sectors will be interviewed. 

This session will feature Cassie Holt, PhD, Associate Director, Product Strategy Lead at IQVIA.

Learn more about Cassie Holt at: https://www.doctoral.alumni.pitt.edu/people/cassie-holt-phd

Tracy Costello, PhD
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Professionalism Series
September 15, 2020

Being able to build relationships (networking) helps you develop and improve your skillset and gain resources necessary to your career development. It is critical to present yourself during these interactions with confidence, through understanding the difference between self-awareness versus bragging, and especially in recognizing and dealing with imposter syndrome that may surface.

During this seminar, we will discuss tips and techniques for this, as well as email/LinkedIn etiquette for building and securing connections, and developing your “elevator pitch” when you meet someone in person or virtually.

Learning objectives:
After this lecture, attendees will be able to:
- Identify potential challenges to connecting with others and developing their network
- Proactively and positively own their experiences (self-awareness) and be able to identify when imposter syndrome occurs and take steps to deal with it’s impact
- Have a framework to reach out to others in a variety of settings and converse about their skills and experiences

View Powerpoint slides from this presentation here.

Katie Walsh, PhD
Webinar
June 2, 2020

Get to know alum from the Doctoral Alumni-in-Residence Program as you view a live informational interview conducted by one of your peers. Learn more about a variety of career fields and the paths that alum took to get there. Doctoral-level alum working in non-profit, for-profit, education, and government sectors will be interviewed.

The June 2 session will feature Katie Walsh, Senior Teaching Consultant at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University (Education).

Learn more about Katie Walsh, PhD at: https://www.doctoral.alumni.pitt.edu/people/katie-walsh-phd

Ben Matta, PhD
Webinar
May 28, 2020

Get to know alum from the Doctoral Alumni-in-Residence Program as you view a live informational interview conducted by one of your peers. Learn more about a variety of career fields and the paths that alum took to get there. Doctoral-level alum working in non-profit, for-profit, education, and government sectors will be interviewed.

The May 28 session will feature Ben Matta, Medical Science Liaison at G1 Therapeutics (for-profit).

Learn more about Ben Matta at: https://www.doctoral.alumni.pitt.edu/people/benjamin-matta-phd

Alexander Ufelle, PhD
Webinar
May 20, 2020

Get to know alum from the Doctoral Alumni-in-Residence Program as you view a live informational interview conducted by one of your peers. Learn more about a variety of career fields and the paths that alum took to get there. Doctoral-level alum working in non-profit, for-profit, education, and government sectors will be interviewed.

The May 20 session will feature Alexander Ufelle, PhD, Assistant Professor at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (education).

Learn more about Alexander Ufelle at: https://www.doctoral.alumni.pitt.edu/people/alexander-ufelle-phd

Alaina Levine
Webinar
May 13, 2020


In this webinar, we will discuss strategies and tactics for finding new collaborators, mentors, and career contacts as you build mutually-beneficial partnerships with professionals across the globe. We will utilize various methods to find and reach out to people, and start and nurture those critical conversations which can birth amazing collaborations. Presented by Alaina Levine.

Karen Carney, PhD
Webinar
May 7, 2020

Get to know alum from the Doctoral Alumni-in-Residence Program as you view a live informational interview conducted by one of your peers. Learn more about a variety of career fields and the paths that alum took to get there. Doctoral-level alum working in non-profit, for-profit, education, and government sectors will be interviewed.

The May 7 session will feature Karen Carney, PhD, Senior Clinical Content Analyst at ClinicalPath (for-profit).

Learn more about Karen Carney at: https://www.doctoral.alumni.pitt.edu/people/karen-carney-phd