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Date:         Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:28:58 +0000
Sender:       Graduate School <GRAD-SCHOOL@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         UGA Graduate School <grad-sch@UGA.EDU>
Subject:      Registration Open for GSPS 4th Annual Career Symposium - December
              2, 2011
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The Graduate Students and Postdocs in Science (GSPS) would like to announce that registration is open for the 4th Annual Career Symposium will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011, at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center. Please click the link below to register:

Registration has been extended until Wednesday, November 30th at 12:00PM (noon).

This event aims to give graduate students and postdocs insight into alternative career paths in the sciences that they can follow. In the academic setting, we have many excellent resources for advice on how to become a faculty member, from our major professors, committee members, and course instructors. However, it is not always that easy to learn how to land a career in industry, business, or another field. To remedy this, GSPS has invited individuals who earned graduate degrees and took alternative career paths to speak at the Career Symposium. This year, we have three panels of diverse speakers:

Session 1: Government

1. Jacqueline Williams Quinn , NASA (biofuels, bioremediation) 2. Doug Hamilton, CDC (Epidemic Intelligence Service) 3. Carolyn Sotka, NOAA (Oceans and Human Health Initiative, scientific policy) Session 2: Services and Outreach

1. Joan Slonczewski, Kenyon College (science writer, textbook author) 2. Wilf Nicholls, State Botanical Garden of Georgia (outreach, botanical research and preservation) 3. Derek Eberhart, UGA Technology Commercialization Office (patents, licensing) Session 3: Business / Biotech

1. Henry Daniell, UCF / Chlorogen (biotechnology, therapautic plant genetics) 2. Duncan Mcree, Omscientia (industrial crystallography and structural biology) 3. Deborah Shepard, Quintiles (project management, biological and pharmaceutical services provider) The Career Symposium will start at 9:00 AM and run until 3:00 PM. Morning coffee, a catered lunch, and snacks at an afternoon reception will be provided. A general schedule is included below (a final schedule will be sent to all registered attendees the week of the event):

* 8:45-9:00am Coffee and seating for event * 9:00-9:05am Welcome address * 9:05-10:15am Session 1: Government * 10:45-11:55am Session 2: Services and Outreach * 11:55am-12:10pm Announcements * 12:10-1:00pm Lunch * 1:15-2:30pm Session 3: Business / Biotech * 2:30-3:00pm Reception Thanks to generous donations from the sponsors below, this event remains free to all attendees: UGA Graduate School, Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR), Biomedical Health Sciences Institute (BHSI), Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Food Science and Technology, Geology, Marine Sciences, Microbiology, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences (PBS), Psychology, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD), Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC), Institute for Behavioral Research, Chemistry Graduate Student Organization (CGSO), AAPS at UGA, Microbiology Graduate Student Association (MGSA) More details can be found at our website: We look forward to seeing you at the Career Symposium!

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