May 6, 2014

Annual BRET Career Symposium to be held May 30

The 2014 Annual BRET Career Symposium,"Exploring Avenues to Careers in Academia," will be Friday, May 30, in Light Hall.

The day begins with keynote speaker Shari Barkin, M.D., the William K. Warren Foundation Professor of Medicine, director of Pediatric Obesity Research and director of the Division of General Pediatrics.

Barkin will speak on "Negotiating for Success" and how negotiation skills can help you at any stage in your career from graduate level studies to senior leadership.

Then, nine speakers representing many opportunities within an academic setting will give 15-minute talks on what they do and why their role is unique. These speakers have pursued tenure-track faculty careers at public and private universities and professional schools, as well as scientist, research administration and program management roles in universities and government agencies.

After lunch, breakout sessions of varying topics will be offered, including Managing a Lab, Work Styles, Navigating the Government, Faculty Job Search and Tenure Expectations.

The day will close with a networking reception in Light Hall north lobby where attendees will have a chance to meet and mingle with the speakers and other symposium participants.

Registration is required for attendance and is encouraged before the deadline of Monday, May 26. Registration information here.