This is a 1.5 day workshop that provides women who are considering academic careers in science, technology, engineering and math with insights, tools, strategies and insider information that will help them to be successful in their job search and on the tenure track. Over the course of the workshop, participants will hear from more than 20 extraordinary women faculty from diverse institutions, and they will have an opportunity to network with approximately 70 women with similar aspirations.This year, we have the honor of hearing from former MIT President Susan Hockfield, who will be our reception speaker on Friday evening. Preference for participation in the workshop is given to graduate women students who are within 2 years of degree completion. Applications open on October 1 2016 and are due by October 15 2016. The workshop will run from Friday, November 18 to Saturday, November 19.
Attendees learn: key strategies for applying and interviewing for academic positions,the importance of networking and how to manage networking with peers and superiors, what to negotiate for once you have the offer, things you can do now and during your hire to make your tenure-track years as smooth and successful as possible, characteristics of different types of universities, and how to maintain a balanced life in light of the rigorous demands of a career in academia