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2010 Events

December 9, 2010. CPDO Information Session.
Organizers: Corissa Lamphear, Xin Liu
This informal event provided graduate students and postdocs an opportunity to ask questions about CPDO, learn more about joining our group, and provide suggestions for future initiatives. We also took this opportunity to recruit new members.
 
November 19, 2010. Networking Workshop with Sally Schmall
Organizers: Xiaomu Guan, Cheryl Moy
Sally Schmall, of Academy Coaching, held a Networking Workshop where we learned tips on how to network, asked questions about networking, and then practiced networking with each other.

September 27, 2010. 'Chemists in Industry' Panel Discussion
Organizers: Onas Bolton, Jing Chen, Arindam Ganguly
Three panelists, Dr. Tony Trullinger (Research Scientist and Technical Project Leader, Dow Argoscience), Dr. Frederick Antosz (Former Research Fellow at Pfizer), and Dr. Liya Wang (Director of Emerging Technologies, A123 Systems), shared their perspectives on how to search for an industrial position and what life in industry is like.

September 23, 2010. Grant Writing Workshop
Organizers: Erica Lanni, Se Ryeon Lee, Xin Liu
The workshop began with Alan Hogg, Ph.D., from the Sweetland Writing Center sharing tips on how to write grants effectively. Then Prof. Melanie Sanford led a mock review session, where we focused on critiquing example NSF pre-candidate, NIH post-doc, and NSF career grants.

July 28, 2010. Resume Writing and Interview Skills Workshop
Organizers: Forest Bohrer, Rosalynn Quiñones
This workshop was conducted by Dr. Joel Shulman, a University of Cincinnati adjunct professor and former Proctor and Gamble recruitment manager, who has extensive experience in the recruitment process for both industry and academia. Dr. Shulman served as a valuable resource for participants regarding the job-seeking process by speaking about resume writing, the interview process, and by holding individual resume reviews.

July 15, 2010. Post doc Panel Discussion
Organizers: Cheryl Moy, Corissa Lamphear
Three UM post-docs, Dr. Forest Bohrer (Zellers Group), Dr. Rosalyn Quiñones (Matzger Group) and Dr. Andrew Satterfield (Sanford Group), took questions on their job search process as well other aspects of the post-doc experience.
 
June 6, 2010. CPDO seminar series: Kate Hughes
Organizers: Cheryl Moy, Corissa Lamphear
Dr. Kathryn Hughes from the National Academies spoke about what life is like at the National Academies, general information about policy careers, and opportunities for fellowships in public policy.

June 3, 2010. 2009-2010 Academic Job Search Panel Discussion
Organizers: Jing Chen, Se Ryeon Lee, Wen Zhou
The event featured four UM Chemistry postdoctoral fellows, each of whom has successfully obtained academic positions for this fall. They shared their perspectives on obtaining academic positions at various types of colleges and universities.

May 24, 2010. CPDO seminar series: Andrea Liu
Organizer: Terry Watt
Professor Andrea Liu (University of Pennsylvania) gave a department seminar and discussed other topics complementary to research with graduate students and postdocs.

May 20, 2010. CPDO seminar series: Catalina Achim
Organizer: Terry Watt
Professor Catalina Achim (Carnegie Mellon University) will gave a department seminar and discussed other topics complementary to research with graduate students and postdocs throughout the day.

May 13, 2010. CPDO Open House
Organizers: Corissa Lamphear, Xin Liu
This informal event provided graduate students and postdocs an opportunity to ask questions about CPDO, learn more about joining our group, and provide suggestions for future initiatives. We also took this opportunity to recruit new members.

April 6, 2010. Negotiation skills workshop
Organizers: Corissa Lamphear, Shannon Watt, Wen Zhou
This Negotiation Skills Workshop was in collaboration with Dr. Jane Tucker and Dr. Barbara Butterfield. The seminar covered negotiation and conflict-resolution skills, including key elements of negotiation, strategies for approaching negotiations, and an assessment of each person's own conflict resolution style.

March 11, 2010. CPDO-CRLT Players interactive theater program: Interpersonal communication
Organizers: Forest Bohrer, Xin Liu
The CRLT Players performed four custom-designed sketches specifically for Chemistry-affiliated graduate students and postdocs on advisor-advisee and research group communication. The CRLT Players and CRLT Theater Program director Jeffrey Steiger facilitated a discussion with the audience and provided written resources on improving interpersonal communications.

March 3, 2010. Ben & Jerry’s networking event
Organizers: Alana Canfield, Jing Chen
This installment of our periodic networking event series fostered informal interactions over hot chocolate floats (with ice cream) from Ben & Jerry’s.

February 26, 2010. Careers in patent law presentation
Organizers: Xiaomu Guan, Rosalynn Quiñones
Dr. Paul Rauch (Evan Law Group, Chicago) gave a presentation and answered questions on careers in patent law.

February 19, 2010. CPDO seminar series: Elsa Reichmanis
Organizers: Corissa Lamphear, Terry Watt
Professor Elsa Reichmanis (Georgia Tech) presented a department seminar and gave insight into and highlighted comparisons between academic and industrial careers from her personal experiences. In addition, she discussed the role of service in any career and opportunities within the American Chemical Society.

January 25, 2010. CPDO seminar series: Kathryn Beers
Organizers: Alana Canfield, Rosalynn Quiñones, Terry Watt
Dr. Kathryn Beers (NIST) presented her research in a department seminar and discussed careers in the government sector, work-life balance, and opportunities for taking an active role in government policy.