A2i Job Search Strategies
Summer 2022 - Virtual

Spring 2022: A2i Job Search Strategies Development Series

February 7, 2022 through April 4, 2022
All sessions are Noon - 1 pm CST - Virtual

Join us for this 8-week developmental series designed to promote and improve awareness about top strategies for landing your dream job. The series features presentations and panel discussions led by professionals from industry, academia, government, and non-profit organizations.

List of seminars and presenters.

All UTMB graduate students and postdocs are welcome to attend. Register Here

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List of seminars and presenters




February 7

Career Exploration: Designing a Path Forward 

Joe Aldinger, PhD
Director, A2i Program, North Carolina State University

February 14

Rock Your LinkedIn Profile

Nicole Sus 
Enterprise Account Director, LinkedIn

February 28

Networking Essentials

Stacy Agar, PhD, CBSP, PMP*
Corporate Health and Safety Manager, Signature Science, LLC

Brad Schneider, PhD*
CEO, Pinpoint Science Inc.

Dave Niesel, PhD
Adjunct Professor, UTMB and CEO/Co-host Illumina SciCom

March 7

Marketing Yourself

Ela Jaworski, PhD*
CEO and Co-Founder XN Health

Carla Kantara, PhD, MBA*
VP for Business Operations & Development, CCRS Consultants

Dan Nguyen, PhD*
Director, Strategic Partnerships, saleSEER

Dennis Bente, PhD
Associate Professor, UTMB

March 14

Technique and Tips for a Successful Interview

Carolina Sierra, PhD*
Research Scientist III, Life Sciences R&D, MilliporeSigma

Julianna Dean, PhD*
Assistant Professor, UHCL

Oscar Grau, MBA
Associate Consultant Campus Relations/Diversity Lead, Talent Acquisition, Global Recruiting and Staffing, Eli Lilly & Company

March 21

Turning a CV into a Resume

Derek Haseltine, MEd 
Director, Hertz Fellowship Program

March 28

Negotiating an Offer

Christof Straub, PhD*
Account Manager, Nanostring

Richard Palmer, JD, DrPH 
Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine

April 4

Navigate Career Transitions by Using a Start-Up Business Model

Melissa Pasquinelli, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, North Carolina State University

* UTMB Alumni