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Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science

Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science:Discussions On Getting the Most Out of a Challenging Career

This symposium brings high-profile, thoughtful researchers to speak to students and postdocs on subjects that aren't addressed often enough but are crucial to our development and well-being as scientists. Each speaker (list follows) will highlight one or more of the themes below as a starting point to describing a set of philosophies and approaches to science. This concept has been adapted from a similar event at UC Berkeley's campus.

Speaker Information

Faculty Life and Hiring: Liberal Arts and Private Four-Year Teaching Colleges (PhDs & Postdocs)

Considering a faculty career? Wondering what it's like to be a faculty member at a liberal arts college, or similar private college focusing primarily on undergraduate students? Want tips on how to be a successful applicant? What skills do you need to focus on now? This session is for you if you are considering a faculty career and are interested in exploring life beyond research-focused universities. There are many liberal arts and small teaching-focused colleges whose emphasis is on bachelor's degree students.

(H&S Undergrads and Masters) LinkedIn Lab

Bring your laptop and create or update your LinkedIn profile in one hour. We'll share strategies to get the most out of LinkedIn by building a dynamic profile and utilizing unique LinkedIn features to find connections. We’ll break out into small groups depending on your experience level with LinkedIn to make sure you get the specific guidance you need, whether you are just getting started or already have your profile built and are seeking next steps. Note: this lab is for sophomores, juniors, seniors and master's students who are declared in the School of Humanities & Sciences.

SAEN Networking Evening: Engage, Unwind, Connect

An informal networking evening for students and professionals interested in Africa.

The Stanford Africa Entrepreneurship Network (SAEN) invites you to our first Networking Evening, taking place on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at the Bechtel International Center from 6:30 - 9pm. We aim to strengthen our African communities through interaction between our students and professionals in the Bay Area. The evening will be filled with great conversations, captivating cultures and delicious food. YOU are an essential lifeline for our community and we would love to connect.

PhD Pathways pre-conference workshop

Enjoy light refreshments as you learn tips on how to connect with speakers and panelists at the PhD Pathways conference. Learn some networking best-practices and then put them to use in a reception-style setting with your fellow conference attendees. Open to all PhD Pathways attendees. Registration required. Refreshments will be served. PhD Pathways is a day-long career education conference held on 3/24/17. More information can be found at

WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) Speaker Series: Dawn J. Wright

The WISE Inspirations Network at Stanford (WINS) aims to create an engaged Stanford network linking women graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and alumnae in STEM fields, and their allies and advocates, through regular meetings and communications. WINS seeks to provide all with opportunities to learn from a diverse array of stand-out women in science and engineering about the realities of their lives and work, successes and lessons learned, and to connect individuals with a network of potential mentors, protégés, and other colleagues.


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