Evening Professional Development Workshops

Evening Professional Development Workshops

We are planning several evening events at Phononics 2019. 

Monday, 3 June 2019 (Evening, Exact Time TBA)

Create Your Career and Get the Job

Learn how to create your career and get the job! Most jobs are not advertised, and even if they are, there is usually a short-list of candidates already in mind (including in academia). So how do you find out about and access the 90% of jobs that are "hidden"? In this workshop, we will focus on strategies and tactics to understand what we can, could, and should be doing for careers, identify new opportunities, locate decision-makers within organizations, solidify your reputation in the minds of those who hire, and gain access to hidden jobs and career-changing opportunities. We will focus our time on specific tactics to enable you to create your own dream career and get you the job, such as communicating your value, interviewing skills. This workshop is applicable to both academic and non-academia career paths.

Alaina G. Levine
Author, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015)
President, Quantum Success Solutions
Conference Manager, Phononics 2019

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, international professional speaker and corporate comedian. Her first book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named one of the Top 5 Books of 2015 by Physics Today Magazine. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she is a prolific speaker and writer on career development and professional advancement for engineers and scientists. She has delivered over 700 speeches for clients in the US, Europe, Mexico, Canada, Africa, and Asia, and has written over 400 articles in international publications such as Nature, Science, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, and IEEE Spectrum. She is the author of "Your Unicorn Career", a career advice column in ScienceCareers/Science Magazine, and a regular contributor to the American Physical Society’s APS News, and has served as a career columnist for Physics Today. Levine also authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development and entrepreneurship/commercialization, is a consultant, speaker, and writer for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, and is the Conference Manager for Phononics 2019.

Questions about the Conference? Email Conference Manager, Alaina G. Levine: alaina@phononics2019.org

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