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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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