Education and Career Opportunities at Neuroscience 2014
The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience helps attendees develop professional skills through career-focused workshops and explore graduate schools and job options through a variety of events and resources.
Graduate School Fair
The Graduate School Fair provides prospective students and graduate school representatives with a unique opportunity to meet face to face. Neuroscience 2014 has extended the fair to four days:
- Saturday, November 15, 1-3 p.m.
- Sunday, November 16, noon-2 p.m.
- Monday, November 17, noon-2 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 18, noon-2 p.m.
NeuroJobs Career Center
Whether you are actively seeking new employment or just curious about what job opportunities are available, the NeuroJobs Career Center gives you the chance to meet employers with open positions — on site and at no cost. To see available jobs and request an interview, visit the NeuroJobs Career Center jobs board and select the checkered flag icon.
- Saturday, November 15–Tuesday, November 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 19, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
At the workshop Success in Academia: Different Strategies for Different Stages, a panel of academic leaders will direct a lively discussion about creative ways to reach your goals. The panel will address success in terms of time management, work-life balance, publishing, and funding. The “Success in Academia” workshop is Saturday, November 15, 9-11 a.m.
The professional development workshop Mentor-Mentee Interaction: How to Have a Difficult Conversation will give attendees the tools to resolve issues and build strong partnerships with their mentor or mentee. The “Mentor-Mentee Interaction” workshop is Saturday, November 15, 3-4:30 p.m.
The Teaching Neuroscience: Online Learning workshop will discuss the impact of online courses in education. This year’s workshop will focus on “hybrid” learning, combining traditional classes with Web instruction. It will also look at two neuroscience massive open online courses. The “Teaching Neuroscience” workshop is Monday, November 17, 9-11 a.m.
The Careers Beyond the Bench professional development workshop will help you craft an individual career trajectory outside of academia. A panel of speakers will discuss how to build credentials, as well as effective networking techniques and how to transition away from working behind the bench. “Careers Beyond the Bench” is Saturday, November 15, 9-11 a.m.
The popular Meet-the-Expert series gives attendees a behind-the-scenes look at factors influencing various neuroscientists’ groundbreaking research. Each of the sessions allows attendees to engage in an informal discussion with veteran scientists. Experts at Neuroscience 2014 will include Diane Lipscombe of Brown University, Julie Fiez of the University of Pittsburgh, Helen Mayberg of Emory University, and Kenton Swartz of NIH. The “Meet the Expert” series has two sessions: Saturday, November 15, 8-9:15 a.m. and November 15, 9:30-10:45 a.m.
Build connections and meet experienced neuroscientists at Career Development Topics: A Networking Event. This roundtable discussion will explore how to strike a work-life balance, secure grants, make a career transition away from the bench, choose a graduate school, and select a postdoctoral fellow position. The “Career Development Topics” event is Saturday, November 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m.