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As part of the APS response to COVID-19 and feedback from a survey distributed to graduate students and early-career scientists, APS is offering a free Summer Webinar Series to provide you with an opportunity to learn skills that can help you achieve your career goals.
A Guide to Career Development: A webinar for young physicists and their mentors
July 29, 2020
This webinar will help equip undergraduate students and their advisors with tools for career exploration and professional development. We will walk you through specific questions that students often raise and provide resources for you to share with them to help their career development.
Change Agents: Mentoring for Change in Physics
July 30, 2020
In this workshop, you will learn how physics is perceived and how this perception affects entry and persistence into the field. Goals of the webinar: (1) Learn more about the culture of physics, (2) Learn about how this culture affects who enters and thrives, (3) Learn how physics identity and intersectionality can help us as a discipline to increase diversity.
How to Shape Your Pitch
August 4, 2020
No matter what career path you are on or where you hope to go, you will need to pitch yourself and your ideas successfully in order to land important opportunities. Peter Fiske returns with an insightful and engaging discussion of the key strategies and techniques for making your presentations connect with audiences and turn sceptical audiences into committed believers. It turns out that facts and figures are only a part of effective communication. Fiske will provide specific examples of how to turn a good technical talk into a fantastic lecture, and transform messages from dull to dynamic.
Effective Communication with On-Line Tools
August 11, 2020
Even before the coronavirus, Physics-trained graduates relied heavily on on-line tools for learning and communication. But in today’s world of virtual-science and social distancing, effective communication on-line is ESSENTIAL. In this practical and enjoyable seminar, Peter Fiske will lay out the top strategies and methods for ensuring that your on-line communication has as much impact as possible. In addition to choosing the right platform for the right type of communication, Fiske discusses some of the key elements and styles that make on-line presentations and lectures more effective and enjoyable for audiences. He will also describe some early results on on-line scientific conferences that may make the entire science community rethink how we have been engaging in scientific discourse.
Building Your Professional Path During COVID
May 13, 2020
Imposter Syndrome (Student-focused)
June 16, 2020
Career Exploration Strategies and Tools
June 18, 2020
Humanizing STEM: The Art of Storytelling
June 23, 2020
Technology and Commercialization 101
July 14, 2020