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Academic Employment Initiative 2011. ACS Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Office www.acs.org/grad ACS Careers www.acs.org/careers. American Chemical Society. AEI Team. ACS Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Office Corrie Kuniyoshi and Joe Sostaric ACS Careers

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Academic employment initiative 2011

Academic Employment Initiative 2011

ACS Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Office

www.acs.org/grad

ACS Careers

www.acs.org/careers

American Chemical Society


Aei team
AEI Team

  • ACS Graduate and Postdoctoral Scholars Office

    • Corrie Kuniyoshi and Joe Sostaric

  • ACS Careers

    • Cheryl Mathews and David Harwell

  • Shaker Recruitment Advertising and Communications

    • Amy Ralston

  • Participants

    • Faculty candidates and faculty recruiters

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Orientation goals
Orientation Goals

  • Share what to expect

  • Discuss how to prepare

  • Address questions

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Orientation overview
Orientation Overview

  • Introduction to AEI

  • Onsite AEI Poster Session

    • Logistics

    • Q & A

  • Virtual AEI

    • Logistics

    • Q & A

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Webinar platform
Webinar Platform

If you have questions or comments:

  • Type them in the chat box on the lower left corner

  • Raise your hand by clicking on the button in the upper left corner

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Academic employment initiative
Academic Employment Initiative

  • Mission

    • To increase prospects for academic interviews of prepared candidates

  • Goals

    • To provide a venue for you to interact with faculty during the initial stages of the academic search process

    • To increase your level of preparation for presenting yourself, your career goals, and your research interests

    • To enhance your understanding of academic options and recruiter expectations

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Aei 2011
AEI 2011

  • Onsite AEI Poster Session

    • 8-10 pm, Monday, August 29 at SciMix

    • Colorado Convention Center, Hall D

  • Onsite and Virtual Academic Job Outlook Session

    • 1-2 pm, Tuesday, August 30

    • Colorado Convention Center, Room 501

  • Virtual AEI

    • 3-5 pm, Tuesday, August 30 and throughout the Virtual Career Fair

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Who you are
Who you are…

  • Level of education/experience

    • Faculty

    • Postdoctoral scholar

    • Graduate student

  • Contact information

    • Business cards

  • Additional details

    • Copies of your CV

    • 1-page research summaries

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What you are looking for
What you are looking for…

  • Type of institution

    • Graduate (red)

    • Undergraduate (green)

  • Area of expertise

    • Indicated in biographical sketches

    • May be in multiple areas

  • Other preferences

    • Geographical location

    • Affiliation

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What recruiters are looking for
What recruiters are looking for…

Potential candidates to interview

  • Institutional expectations

  • Departmental expectations

    • Research

    • Teaching

    • Service

  • Professional expectations

    See “And Gladly Teach: A Resource Book for Chemists Considering Academic Careers” at www.acs.org for more information

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What aei is not
What AEI is not…

  • An interview

  • A chat session

  • A monologue

  • A time to catch up with friends

  • Happy hour

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Maximize the experience
Maximize the Experience

Prior to the event:

  • Join the AEI Group on the ACS Network

  • Practice your networking skills

    At the event:

  • Look for recruiters and use your networking skills

  • Ask for business cards

    After the event:

  • Follow up with professional and targeted messages

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Onsite aei poster session
Onsite AEI Poster Session

  • Arrive early*

  • Check in

  • Hang your poster, AEI sticker, and colored dot(s)

  • Make your business cards and CVs accessible

  • Stay by your poster

  • Complete the evaluation

    * Don’t forget to bring your meeting badge, water, a friendly face, and a professional demeanor

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Orientation overview1
Orientation Overview

  • Introduction to AEI

  • Onsite AEI Poster Session

    • Logistics

    • Q & A

  • Virtual AEI Poster Session

    • Logistics

    • Q & A

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Thank you
Thank You

  • Please join us in the “AEI” Group on the ACS Network:

    www.acs.org/network

  • Please share your feedback after the events

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