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Career Connect Bootcamp | San Diego

For PhDs to gain a fresh perspective on career options and discover bold new opportunities.

May 3, 10 & 17 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM PST
A progressive, 3-part live webinar series    CLOSED

Limited Seating

Career Connect Bootcamp | San Diego

For PhDs to gain a fresh perspective on career options and discover bold new opportunities.

May 3, 10 & 17 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM PST
A progressive, 3-part live webinar series    CLOSED

Limited Seating

Take The Time
To Get In The Know

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your Ph.D. (and master’s).  Now it’s time to put it all together to learn how to leverage your research background, skills, and abilities into a successful transition to a satisfying careerno matter what you want to do!

 

Who Should Attend?

Especially for Ph.D. and master’s students, postdoctoral fellows, and advanced-degree graduates from a four-year research institution, regardless of academic discipline or career goals. 

Why Join The Bootcamp?

Because more than ever, PhDs are making an impact across
diverse industries and professions. And loving it!
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 from your
Ph.D. peers and professionals at how employers find and hire talent.

It is probably not what you think.
Gain the confidence and self-awareness to apply
the knowledge and tips gained to take charge of your career.
Unlock your professional awareness by developing a shared professional
understanding and expertise across your peer network and within top employers.

MEET OUR CO-FACILITATORS

A distinct value of the Career Connect Bootcamp takes place during session 3. For the entire session, you will engage with distinguished Ph.D. professionals from top employers across industries and professions.  This is a valuable time when you will share who you are, what you do well, and your value in the marketplace (all identified and developed from your work from sessions 1 and 2) and receive immediate feedback, proven best practices, and tips from our professionals.  (Click on names to reveal bios)

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

    Sr. Technical Support Manager at Illumina
  • Nick Edwards, PhD Chief of Staff, Resilience (former BCG and Illumina)
  • Nick Edwards, PhD

    Chief of Staff, Resilience (former BCG and Illumina)
  • Ferdous Anower E Khuda, Ph.D Senior Scientist at ImmunityBio
  • Ferdous Anower E Khuda, Ph.D

    Senior Scientist at ImmunityBio
  • Alysia Birkholz, PhD COO at Texcell- North America
  • Alysia Birkholz, PhD

    COO at Texcell- North America
  • Lindsay Dawson, PhD Product Manager at Twist Bioscience
  • Lindsay Dawson, PhD

    Product Manager at Twist Bioscience
  • Matthew Denholtz, PhD Senior Scientist, Genome Biology at Fate Therapeutics Inc
  • Matthew Denholtz, PhD

    Senior Scientist, Genome Biology at Fate Therapeutics Inc

Course Overview

+ In a unique and intimate setting, you’ll learn the fundamental understanding and mindsets
of industry thinking.
+ A collaborative learning experience, where you receive coaching, first-hand insights, and
tips from advanced-degree professionals at top San Diego and global employers (Session 3).
+ Complete challenging self-reflection and value clarifying career-focused exercises to:
    ⋅  resolve your main career question(s)
    ⋅  develop your distinct value in the broader job market
    ⋅  identify and connect with your professional network 
    ⋅  effectively tell your professional story 
+ Upon completing the Bootcamp, you will have created your custom Career Canvas,” giving you a better understanding of What you like, do well, and how best to articulate your distinct value across industries and professions. 

This Class Will Help You

1. Get proven, credible answers and solutions to your primary career
question(s), unlocking inspiration and helping you get unstuck.
2. Understand, effectively align and articulate your value to
professional markets and employers’ needs
3. Affirm where you fit in the broader marketplace to
standout out from the competition at every step in your job search.
4. Better understand the structure and strength of your industry
network and how best to connect!
5. Craft a compelling professional interest and value statement.
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. 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."
Albert G., 3rd-year PhD student engineering Positioning self for an effective and satisfying industry transition
"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
'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."
3rd-year biomedical PhD campus leader aligning his talents with top employers
"A PHENOMENAL EVENT!"
6th-year bioengineering PhD
"After participating in bootcamp, I feel much more confident in pursuing this career path and going on the job market."
Rose Y. interested in business opportunities in science
"The bootcamp not only prepared me for upcoming interviews but through deep discussions with my peers and professionals, it also broadened my career horizons."
John Yamauchi, PhD Director of Strategic Partnerships at Scientist.com
"This bootcamp focuses on effective communication of your value to various employer hiring PhDs, which is the most important skill that you can develop to ensure success in any position."
Jon Miyake Sr. Technical Support Manager at Illumina
"This bootcamp shares what is most important to many employers in industry. Situational awareness, leadership, communication styles, influencing people and the ability to exceed performance goals."
Kat Chang AMR Alliances Manager at Illumina
"Transitioning from academia to industry requires an in-depth know-before-you-go approach— this bootcamp is all about getting in the know!"


Outcomes

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

PhD Career Connect Bootcamps, Dec 1, ’18 and Feb 2 & 23 ’19 (n=150)


 

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

Plan to Action!

INCLUDED WITH YOUR ENROLLMENT

Following the bootcamp, attendees can schedule a free, 30-minute, 1:1 career advising session to help turn your Career Canvas into a “plan of action.”  During this time, 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 a (mock) interview. 

Your session is with Joe Cribari – Ph.D. 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 Joe’s Bio

PLEASE NOTE

To keep this bootcamp unique, and a valued deep-dive into career affirmation and readiness between participants and professional
mentors, seating is limited.  

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

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