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CAREER CONNECT BOOTCAMP | San Diego

PhDs (and Masters) Are Everywhere!         Enroll 

Saturday, February 23, 2019       
UC San Diego 

CAREER CONNECT BOOTCAMP | San Diego

PhDs (and Masters) Are Everywhere!         Enroll 

Saturday, February 23, 2019       
UC San Diego 

WHO YOU KNOW, 
IS WHAT YOU KNOW

Gain a fresh perspective on your broad career options
and discover bold, new breakout opportunities.

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD (and masters).  Now it’s time to learn from
distinguished
professionals from a variety of industries and professions, how to effectively leverage your
research background, skills and abilities into a satisfying careerno matter what you want to do!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Especially for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced-degree graduates
from a four-year research institution no matter your academic discipline or career goals

Why Join The Bootcamp

To better understand the knowledge and skills you possess and
how they’re valued and applied in the broader job market.
Acquire a unique, first-hand, and behind-the-scenes look at how
top employers really find and hire the best talent like you.
Gain the confidence and self-awareness to go and apply the knowledge
and tips gained to take charge of your career.
Develop a shared professional understanding across your peer network
and within top employers, unlocking professional awareness.

Course Overview

+ In a unique, intimate, and valued setting, learn the foundational understanding and mindsets
of industry thinking.
+ A collaborative learning experience, where you receive coaching and first-hand insights and
tips from advanced-degree professionals at top San Diego and global employers.
+ Complete challenging independent and small-group exercises with industry experts/co-facilitators.
+ Receive immediate feedback among a supportive community of your peers and PhD professionals.
+ Upon completion of the bootcamp you will have created your own custom “Career Canvas”  – clarifying
and giving you a better understanding of What you like, do well, and How best to articulate your distinct value.

This Class Will Help You

Get proven, credible answers and solutions to your main career
question(s), unlocking inspiration and helping you get unstuck.
Understand and effectively align and articulate your value to
professional markets and employers’ needs
Standout out from the competition at every step in your job search.
Affirm where you fit in the broader marketplace.
Better understand the structure and strength of your industry
network and how best to connect!
Craft a compelling professional interest and value statement.

PhD Career Connect Bootcamp
San Diego

Saturday, February 23
8:30am – 12:00pm
UC San Diego 

ENROLLMENT: $50.00
$100.00 at the door

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A SPECIAL ADDED VALUE (a $100 value)

Enrollment in our bootcamps includes a free (1) hour, 1:1 career
advising session with a regional PhD career expert at a future
date of your choice.  
See “Plan to Action” section below


 

 

PROFESSIONAL CO-FACILITATORS

  • Daniel Kagan, PhD – COO at Scientist.com
  • Natasha Lucki, PhD – Product Manager at ThermoFisher Scientific
  • John Yamauchi, PhD – Director of Strategic Partnerships at Scientist.com
  • Kat Chang, PhD – Scientist/Sales at Illumina
VIEW BIOS
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Seating limited to 35 participants

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MEET THE PROFESSIONALS

Click the names below to view professional bios and advice from our distinguished
professionals,  
who co-facilitated our first two bootcamp on Dec 1, 2018 and Feb 2, 2019.
DENOTES CO-FACILITATORS FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019
  • ♦ John Yamauchi, PhD Director of Strategic Partnerships at Scientist.com
  • ♦ John Yamauchi, PhD

    Director of Strategic Partnerships at Scientist.com

    Developing oneself professionally is a continuous process that starts within and relies on constant interaction with your coworkers, customers, and even competitors.  Effective verbal communication is the most important skill that you can develop to ensure success in any position.  The best career advice I can give to someone preparing for a new career position is to practice speaking by networking.  Networking, not only for the sake of obtaining new connections, but more importantly for comfortably speaking about yourself and what drives your passions.

    John co-founded The Entrepreneurial Challenge in 2008 and the Advanced Degree Consulting Club (APDCC) at UC San Diego.  View Linkedin Profile

  • ♦ Natasha Lucki, PhD Product Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • ♦ Natasha Lucki, PhD

    Product Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Natasha is a Product Manager in the Life Sciences Solutions Group at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Her portfolio includes a range of consumable products for protein expression applications. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Natasha has completed postdoctoral research training at the California Institute for Biomedical Research in La Jolla, CA where her research focused on the discovery of novel small molecule targets for the treatment of life-threatening diseases such as cancer and lung fibrosis. She received a PhD in Cell & Molecular Biology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA for her work on sphingolipid metabolism and adrenocortical hormone biosynthesis.

    I look forward to supporting PhDs’ exploration of the wide range of career options that they can pursue after receiving their degrees, particularly careers that are outside of the ‘typical’ science path such as product management and marketing, patent law and project management.

    View LinkedIn profile

  • ♦ Daniel Kagen, PhD COO, Scientist.com
  • ♦ Daniel Kagen, PhD

    COO, Scientist.com
  • ♦ Kat Chang, PhD Sales at Illumina
  • ♦ Kat Chang, PhD

    Sales at Illumina

    Transitioning from academia to industry requires an in depth know-before-you-go approach— there’s only so much browsing job pages/reading/googling one can do. Exposure through individuals to the different types of companies, cultures, roles and responsibilities will help identify the both the best career fit and strategy to reach the next step. View Linkedin Profile

  • Christie L. Eissler, Ph.D. Scientist at Vividion Therapeutics
  • Christie L. Eissler, Ph.D.

    Scientist at Vividion Therapeutics

    I am an energetic, creative biochemist with expertise in areas such as cell signaling, cell division control, DNA damage repair, protein post-translational modifications (phosphorylation and SUMOylation), protein mass spectrometry (qualitative and quantitative), protein expression and purification and, in vivo and in vitro assay development.  View LinkedIn Profile

  • Milos Lazic, PhD Scientist at Jecure Therapeutics
  • Milos Lazic, PhD

    Scientist at Jecure Therapeutics

    Milos truly believes in utilizing his analytical and PhD skills to make human lives better! He is an experienced cell pharmacologist with over 12 years in biological sciences. He currently works on establishing novel cell-based assays for compound screens and developing preclinical animal models for efficacy and PK/PD studies at Jecure Therapeutics, a startup he joined in 2016 as the first employee.  

    He is passionate about biotech industry and identifying new therapeutic targets and biomarkers for diagnosing and treating metabolic diseases. He strives to lead projects & teams and to open new dialogues to establish partnerships in order to reduce ideas to practice and drive drug discovery.

    Milos deeply cares about career development of the fellow PhDs and utilizes his network to help scientists connect and accomplish their goals.   View LinkedIn Profile

  • Ali Irturk, PhD Senior Engineering Group Mgr. at Cognex Corporation
  • Ali Irturk, PhD

    Senior Engineering Group Mgr. at Cognex Corporation

    After earning a Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering & Economics at UC Santa Barbara and a PhD degree in Computer Science at UC San Diego. Ali is currently managing the research and development group at Cognex Corporation. Ali and his team work on creating innovative industrial vision systems to help companies improve their product quality, eliminate production errors and lower manufacturing costs. Ali was also an adjunct professor at UC San Diego for 3 years.  Ali is completing his MBA at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.  LinkedIn profile

  • Stacy Erickson, PhD Supervisor, Technical Support at Illumina
  • Stacy Erickson, PhD

    Supervisor, Technical Support at Illumina

    Stacy is an experienced life sciences professional with a passion for initiating creative and collaborative approaches to drive the utilization of genomic applications and deliver an exceptional customer experience.  Stacy earned her PhD in Biological Sciences from UC San Diego.  LinkedIn profile

  • Matthew C. Poling, Ph.D. Product Manager, Genome Editing, at Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Matthew C. Poling, Ph.D.

    Product Manager, Genome Editing, at Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Responsible for managing the Genome Editing product portfolio, market growth, new product development and product life cycle.

    Project leader for the founding of an innovative Micro-MBA program with UC San Diego’s Rady School of Management.

    Over 7 years of basic research experience, with expertise in molecular biology, RNA techniques, endocrinology and immunology. Authored 12 peer-reviewed publications to date, including 5 first-author original research articles and 1 first-author review article.  LinkedIn profile

  • Jon Miyake, PhD Sr. Technical Support Manager at Illumina
  • Jon Miyake, PhD

    Sr. Technical Support Manager at Illumina

    As a Sr. manager my 2 primary commitments are; 1) to the company, to develop talented people at Illumina and 2) to the individual to help them meet their career goals. Most people need help becoming more self-aware and how to sell themselves. Situational awareness, leadership, communication styles, influencing people and exceeding performance goals are some of the topics I have coached and mentored people. 

    I have interviewed over 800 people for positions from technical application scientists, lab supervisors and technical managers. I have developed hiring skills that excel at finding the right person for technical ability, teamwork skills, a positive attitude and best cultural fit for the company.  View Linkedin Profile

  • Ileana Slavin, PhD Research Scientist II at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Ileana Slavin, PhD

    Research Scientist II at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    Ileana is a highly motivated, interactive and creative scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in San Diego with over 10 years of experience in molecular and cellular biology.  She is passionate about performing diseases-related research in order to improve patient’s quality of life.  She enjoys spending time teaching and mentoring advanced-degree students, interns, and research assistant level scientists in developing their techniques, interpersonal skills, and teamwork in science.  View LinkedIn Profile

  • Sarah (Esper) Guthals, PhD Engineering Manager at GitHub
  • Sarah (Esper) Guthals, PhD

    Engineering Manager at GitHub

    I am currently the Engineering Manager for a remote team of 10 engineers building 4 products at GitHub that tie the GitHub.com experience to client-side developer tools. Before this I started a company that taught kids how to code (and taught adults how to teach kids how to code). I also teach at UCSD in the computer science and education departments and write books for novice coders. In these various roles I’ve had to translate the skills I learned in my PhD to the business world.

    The three most important skills I have used daily are: Communication: both written and verbal. The ability to communicate with technical and non-technical people is critical to getting buy-in and ensuring success in anything you’re working on. Networking: defining your peer group. Coming from a PhD, your skills are specialized, understanding how you can translate your specific knowledge to a broader set of problems is made easier when you understand what other roles exist in your domain. Hypothesis Validation: proving you’re working on the right problem. Regardless your role, what you’re working on will impact humans; being able to prove you’re working on the right problem (and then prove you’ve made steps towards the right solution) is critical to success.  View Profile on LinkedIn

  • Marty Flores, PhD Applications Scientist at Illumina
  • Marty Flores, PhD

    Applications Scientist at Illumina

    There are a lot of opportunities for PhDs that don’t follow the traditional grad school, post doc, PI path and sometimes finding those opportunities can be challenging.  Events like this are a great way to be able to see paths others have taken which will allow you to make a more active decision in your own career path.  It is important to consider your own goals and give yourself the opportunity to focus on improving skills that can drive you towards a career that you can be proud of and will be incredibly rewarding.

Testimonials

PhD Career Connect Bootcamps, Dec 1, ’18 and Feb 2 ’19

Upon completion of the bootcamp do you feel more empowered
in your career transition?

 

Upon completion of the bootcamp do you feel more confident
in your career transition?

Shelby S., PhD- Chemistry Considering IP law and consulting
"At the PhD Career Connect Bootcamp, I learned to communicate how I stand out from the competition to potential employers. Working in small groups with a variety of industry professionals was an effective way to see what companies look for in new hires and get immediate feedback on how you market yourself. I would recommend the bootcamp to PhD students, scholars, and graduates looking to gain an edge in the job market."
Brooke, 2nd year PhD - Life Sciences Discovering her true value to diverse industries and professions
"This was great half-day career boot camp, which allowed me to expand my professional network, while speaking with other PhD students and postdocs about their own aspirations to find a career that was a good fit for them. Most valued was the chance to connect with PhD professionals in industry [“experts”], who led small group, career-related exercises and provided immediate, thoughtful, and constructive feedback."
Albert G., 3rd-year PhD student engineering Positioning self for an effective and satisfying industry transition
“As someone who is in a career transition, the bootcamp was a great way for me to think about and plan the things needed to best position myself for success. Also, it was great speaking with enthusiastic and helpful industry professionals and crafting an effective "elevator pitch." In the follow up meeting with Joe, I gained valuable insight into resume preparation and job search strategies - plus introductions to enthusiastic alumni at my top employers of choice. I would recommend the bootcamp to anyone that, like me, is looking to maximize their prospects and potential in the broader job market.”
Marty Flores, PhD Applications Scientist at Illumina
"There are a lot of opportunities for PhDs that don’t follow the traditional grad school, post doc, PI path and sometimes finding those opportunities can be challenging. Events like this are a great way to be able to see paths others have taken which will allow you to make a more active decision in your own career path. It is important to consider your own goals and give yourself the opportunity to focus on improving skills that can drive you towards a career that you can be proud of and will be incredibly rewarding."
Milos Lazic, PhD Scientist at Jecure Therapeutics
"I am passionate about biotech industry and identifying new therapeutic targets and biomarkers for diagnosing and treating metabolic diseases, and strive to lead projects & teams and open new dialogues to establish partnerships in order to reduce time for ideas to practice and drive drug discovery. I care about career development of the fellow PhDs and utilizes my network to help scientists connect and accomplish their goals."
3rd-year biomedical student campus leader aligning his talents with top employers
"A PHENOMENAL EVENT!"

PLAN TO ACTION

INCLUDED IN YOUR ENROLLMENT FEE all attendees can schedule a free, 60-minute, 1:1 career advising session to help turn your Career Canvas into a “plan of action” to keep you on track.  During this hour you can discuss and get answers to your most pressing career questions, receive proven tips and insights, have your resume reviewed, and/or prep for or conduct an (mock) interview.   Whatever you need.  

Your session is with Joe Cribari – PhD career expert and bootcamp facilitator, who spent 11 years at UC San Diego helping hundreds of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows transition to diverse and satisfying careers.  View his bio here

Thank you to our sponsors

PLEASE NOTE

In order to keep this bootcamp unique, and a valued deep-dive into career affirmation and readiness between participants and professional
mentors, seating is limited.  No refunds will be given.

This career bootcamp is an intimate professional gathering for current master’s and doctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, or advanced
degree graduates of a doctoral granting institution.

A portion of the proceeds given back to a postdoctoral or graduate student professional organization on the Torrey Pines Research Mesa.

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