Sample program

Day One

1:00-1:25 PMOpening Remarks and Workshop Overview Dean Blanche Staton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1:30-2:25 PMWork-life Balance in Academia Panelists: Rebecca Carrier, Debbie Chachra, Radhika Nagpal, and Kris Prather
2:30-3:25 PMWhat Type of Institution is Right for You?
Panel discussion: the cultures, benefits, and drawbacks of different types of universities Panelist: Desire Whitmore, Malika Jeffries-EL, Frances Ross, and Susan Rundell Singer 
3:25-3:45 PMCoffee networking break
3:50-4:45 PMBuilding a Social Presence Online “Effective networking and building your brand” Panelists: Maria Yang, Catherine D’Ignazio, Riana Anderson, and Polina Anikeeva
4:50-5:00 PMClosing Remarks
5:00-5:30 PMNetworking

Day Two

1:00-1:55 PMApplying
What application packages include, what the key features of teaching and research statements are, what search committees are looking for. Panelists: Julie Shah, Aditi Verma, Farnaz Niroui, and Ritu Raman
2:00-2:55 PMThe Interview Process 
A practical guide to interviewing, and considering offers when you get them Presenter: Penny Beuning
3:00-3:20 PMCoffee networking break
3:35-4:20 PMNegotiating the Offer
Panel discussion: what can be negotiated and how to ask. Panelists: Cindy Sung (PofP Alumna), Madeleine Oudin (PofP Alumna), and Evelyn Wang
4:25-5:20 PMHow to be a Quick-Start Professor
Getting support from your university and department, negotiating for a quick-start lab, and the skills you can hone now that will help you be an effective and successful lab leader, mentor, and principle investigator. Panelist: Anita Shukla, Kristin Bergmann, and Laura Perovich
5:20-5:45 PMKeynote Speaker: Radhika Nagpal

Day Three

1:00-1:55 PMResearch Statement Workshop Speaker: Simona Rosu
2:00-2:55 PMFostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in your Lab Group and Institution
Panelists: Leslie Kolodziejski, Madeleine Oudin, Robbin Chapman, and Ruthann Thomas
3:00-3:20 PMCoffee break/Meditation
3:25-4:20 PMFunding
Panel discussion: Find grants to apply to, define your fundable research goals, sell your proposal, and manage your budget. Panelists: Angela Koehler, Maribel Vazquez, Julianne Chung, and Sarah Fox
4:25-5:20 PMThe Tenure Process
Panel discussion: Managing the teaching load, publication requirement and work-life balance. Building a CV, teaching statement, and list of letter writers. Panelists: Janet Conrad, Megan Nunez, Pattie Maes, and Anjelica Gonzalez
5:20-5:30 PMClosing Remarks