The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is making the research process faster and easier for investigators by breaking down the traditional barriers that keep health innovations from reaching our communities: knowledge silos, administrative burden, logistics, and a complex regulatory environment. On this site visit, meet with PhD-trained project managers and project leaders during a discussion panel, tour the newly renovated Chesterfield Building, practice your networking skills, and build academia-to-industry relationships.
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Professional Development Events
- Tuesday, August 21, 20189:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Tuesday, August 28, 20189:30 am to 10:30 am
During this session, you will learn how to effectively communicate your ideas and plans to grant reviewers.
- Tuesday, August 28, 201811:30 am to 12:30 pm
Are you the first in your family to attend grad school? Join Duke F1RSTS for a kickoff lunch to meet other first-generation graduate students and talk professional development with Assistant Dean Melissa Bostrom.
- Tuesday, August 28, 201811:45 am to 1:00 pm
In this interactive workshop you'll learn how to identify the types of positions you're interested in, prioritize your search and create a targeted plan for outreach. You'll leave this session with resources on how to look for jobs or internships and clear next steps.
- Wednesday, August 29, 201812:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Jory Weintraub, PhD, will talk about what the field of science communication/outreach is like and types of jobs that are typically available. He will also give tips on applying for these types of jobs, and give attendees advice on how to build their resumes and get their foot in the door for science communication/outreach positions.
- Friday, August 31, 201812:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Whether you’re a new master's student or about to finish your program, this workshop will help you familiarize yourself with the career and professional development resources, programs, and opportunities available at Duke and beyond.
- Tuesday, September 4, 201811:45 am to 1:00 pm
In this session you'll learn strategies for approaching networking events (ranging from academic conferences to industry events) and practice the actual conversations you might have in those settings. We'll also teach you about the best ways to conduct outreach meetings and how to maintain your professional relationships over time.
- Thursday, September 6, 20183:00 pm to 5:00 pm
This session covers the law and business of scholarly publishing, addressing how to navigate legal and business issues that arise from initial submission of your work to tracking the impact of your book or article.
- Tuesday, September 11, 20189:30 am to 10:30 am
This workshop will provide you a framework for getting started, converting a CV to an industry resume, and ways to increase your likelihood of getting that initial phone screen or interview.
- Tuesday, September 11, 201810:00 am to 12:00 pm
This workshop will introduce the concepts, practices and tools that will help increase the reproducibility of your work.