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Monday, January 07, 2019 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
A talk by Roald Hoffman: Publishing Scientific Papers

Learn from a Nobel laureate about how to get published! Roald Hoffmann shares personal reflections and practical advice about scientific publishing, including submission letters, anonymous review, dealing with editors, and manuscript revision.

Free and open to all, this is the keynote talk for the

120 Physical Sciences Building

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Research From Start To Publish Workshop

Jan 8 12:30-1:30pm Innovative Ideas for Test Driving Your Career, Susi Varvayanis, Executive Director, Cornell BEST

See the full agenda below. A free two-day workshop for engineering, math and physical sciences graduates but open to all fields.  Expert guidance on publishing and

Physical Sciences Building
Full agenda:
Jan 7 @9:30am-5pm, Jan 8 @9am-4pm

Monday, January 14, 2019 09:40 AM
2019 AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) recognizes graduate students in the biological sciences who are demonstrating an interest and aptitude for working at the intersection of science and policy.  

Recipients of the AIBS Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award

Washington DC
Held March 25-27
Apply by January 14

Monday, January 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Careers in Biomolecular Sciences
Sponsored by GGD, BMCB, BBS & BEST Program 

Hosted by Dr. Paula Cohen (
Careers in Biomolecular Sciences (BioMG 7800/7940)

Register by January 4th at:


Patty Clark, Associate Director, Corporate Counsel at Regeneron

Schurman Hall
Lecture Hall 4/5

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 01:31 PM
PHYS 7679:Finding your Scientific Voice:

Communicate your research more clearly to scientific audiences, and enroll now for PHYS 7670 Finding your Scientific Voice, taught by Prof. Itai Cohen. This course emanated from a BEST-supported workshop to help graduate students and postdocs improve their research presentation skills.


294D Clark Hall

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 07:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The Power of IMPACTful Leadership Principles


The BEST Program will sponsor qualified BESTies who want to attend and willing to share driving.  Please let Azucena Ortega know by Friday January 18. 

AM&T is pleased to offer an exciting SEMINAR on

The Power of IMPACTful Leadership Principles&

Owego Treadway Inn
Owego, NY

Thursday, January 31, 2019 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
ASAP Science Policy Happy Hour

Join  Advancing Science And Policy (ASAP)to meet peers who may be interested in science policy careers, to network with locals already engaged in science policy, and to munch on chips and dips provided by ASAP!


Other opportunities in Science Policy:


Bickering Twins

Friday, February 01, 2019
Building Mentoring Skills for an Academic Career - Spring 2019

Sponsored by Cornell University’s Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL at Cornell)

In this series of lunchtime workshops for graduate students and postdocs offered by CIRTL at Cornell, you will develop essential research mentoring skills, particularly in

Friday, February 01, 2019 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
ELSO Workshop: Preparing for Career Fair

This workshop for international students and led by Dr. Nathan Lindberg will help you gain a better understanding about the cultural expectations of the Career fair and how to prepare for it.

To register click here.  

Read more about the English Language Support Office Friday Workshop

250 Caldwell Hall

Sunday, February 03, 2019
NextProf: Science 2019

The NextProf Science Workshop is designed to encourage talented scientists and mathematicians with a demonstrated commitment to diversity to consider academia — an exciting and rewarding career. We will help you develop strategies to strengthen your ability to pursue an academic career. Travel

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Held May 6-9

Tuesday, February 05, 2019 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
NYAS webinar: Informational Interviews

Cornell graduate students and postdocs can secure free individual memberships under Cornell’s institutional NYAS (New York Academy of Science) membership. NYAS provides access to their events and webinars for free or at a reduced price for its members. See NYAS webinar links for


Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Spring Technical & Entrepreneurial Career Fair

Meet potential employers (48 advertise for doctorates, 20 for postdocs), learn more about possible employment opportunities, and practice networking skills for your job search.

See more information and sign up here

Barton Hall

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
ASAP: CCST Fellowship info session

California Council on Science & Technology Fellowship: Your Next Step?

The California Council on Science & Technology (CCST) Science Fellows program recruits PhD scientists and engineers to spend one year serving policymakers in the California State Legislature. Current fellow Dr. Chanel

100 Mann Library

Friday, February 08, 2019 - 11:59 AM
2019 AIBS Congressional Visits Day

Join the American Institute of Biological Sciences on March 25-27 for our annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC. (Please note that the dates for the program have changed from March 18-20 to March 25-27, 2019)

Meet with your members of Congress to help them understand the important role

Washington, DC.

Friday, February 08, 2019 10:22 AM
Advocacy Day & AAAS CASE Workshop

Priority consideration will be given to applicants affiliated with the Cornell BEST Program and to those in the later stages of their training. The events take place in Washington DC.

Cornell Graduate Student Advocacy Day Date: March 27

This exciting opportunity is designed for

Apply by Feb. 8, 2019
Held March 24-27
Washington DC

Monday, February 11, 2019 03:30 PM - 09:00 PM
NYAS webinar: Resume and LinkedIn Profile

Cornell graduate students and postdocs can secure free individual memberships under Cornell’s institutional NYAS (New York Academy of Science) membership. NYAS provides access to their events and webinars for free or at a reduced price for its members. See NYAS webinar links for


Thursday, February 14, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tell an Epic Research Story webinar

Start in the middle to be remembered in the end. The narrative structure used by epic stories is key to hooking attention that sparks research collaboration. Researchers like you uncover fascinating information about the natural and built worlds. To turn your new understandings into inventive


Friday, February 15, 2019 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Handling Tricky Situations with Your Mentor

The Multicultural Academic Council (MAC) & the Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement cordially invite you to the third session of the Maximizing Your Mentoring Series.

Geared towards graduate students and postdocs, this series aims to support

G10 Biotechnology Building

Friday, February 15, 2019 03:58 PM
Three Minute Thesis Competition

Three Minute Thesis competition for research master's and doctoral students

Can you present your thesis or dissertation in no more than 3 minutes? Can you effectively engage a non-specialist audience and compete to win $2,000, including the People’s Choice Award voted on by an audience


Monday, February 18, 2019
Atkinson Center Summer Internships

Atkinson Center Summer Internships with Environmental Defense Fund

Atkinson Center summer internships, sponsored by David and Pat Atkinson, give Cornell undergraduate and graduate students hands-on experience at the intersection of science and policy. These internships expose student scholars and

Apply by February 18, 2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 11:15 AM - 01:30 PM
My Voice, My Story: Understanding the Untold Lived Experiences of Graduate & Professional Students

The Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement and CIRTL at Cornell invite faculty and academic staff to join us for a My Voice, My Story session 

About My Voice, My Story:
My Voice, My Story sessions pair video monologues constructed

423 ILR Conference Center in King-Shaw Hall

Thursday, February 21, 2019 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Broader Impacts Design for NSF Proposals

OSP Roundtable: Broader Impacts Design for National Science Foundation Proposals

Presenter: Tiffany Fleming, Broader Impacts Design Manager

About the Presentation:

The NSF Merit Review process has two criteria for reviewing more than 50,000 proposals annually, Intellectual Merit, and Broader

404 Plant Science Building

Thursday, February 21, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Immigration webinar

H-1B and Selected Immigration Alternatives in 2019

Miller Mayer LLP’s globally recognized immigration law practice offers a free webinar presented by attorneys Kristal Ozmun and David Wilks.

The webinar will provide insight into the upcoming April 2019 H-1B lottery together with select


Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Pathways to Success Symposium

Pathways to Success is the Graduate School’s framework for helping graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful in their research and scholarship, and establish the necessary skills to their future careers.

This one-day event is a professional development

G10-G01 Biotech

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 05:00 PM
Managing Client Expectations

In the world of consulting, managing relationship with your clients is one of the most important things. There are many instances that a consultant fail not because they did not perform well in their project, but because they didn’t deliver what the clients were expecting. 

In this

224 Weill Hall

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Cornell University MedTech MeetUp

MedTech comes to Cornell University

Connect and partner with the Bio/Med Industry. MedTech’s members are in biotech/pharma, engineering, contract research, health IT and more. Rub shoulders with company professionals while you learn about entrepreneurial opportunities at Cornell and in the

405 Weill Hall

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Apply: Engineering Commercialization Fellowship

This fully-funded Fellowship is an opportunity for engineering PhD students to take a deep dive into the commercialization process and determine the real-world applications for their innovations. The program supports Fellows through personalized guidance, mentorship, and a collaboration with Johnson

Apply by February 28, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Understanding Copyright workshops

Cornell's Copyright Information Center will celebrate Fair Use Week with two back-to-back sessions focused on copyright and fair use on Thursday, Feb. 28. Who should attend? All students, faculty and staff who create or use copyrighted materials.

Two Workshops on understanding copyright, Feb. 28:

160 Mann Library

Friday, March 01, 2019 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Opportunities for Public Communication of Science

All are welcome to attend this open event to kick off the Science Communication Workshop-COMM 5660*

4:30-7:00 pm Opportunities for Public Communication of Science Panel open to the public

  • Ellen George, PhD student, Natural Resources, and active producer of social media for both research and
143 Plant Science Building

Saturday, March 02 - Sunday, March 03, 2019
Comm 5660 Communication Workshop

Communication Workshop: This weekend workshop trains researchers in the sciences (including natural sciences, engineering, experimental social sciences, etc.) to communicate effectively with non scientists such as policy makers, political stakeholders, the media, and the general public. Training

143 Plant Science Building
4:30-7pm Fri eve
9-5pm Sat and Sun

Thursday, March 07, 2019 12:20 PM - 01:10 PM
Transforming the Process Industries

Here's a speaker who has traversed careers in a non-profit research institute, for-profit industry, and now a public-private partnership between a US government office and an industry trade organization that boasts members from industry, academia, government and nonprofits. Who says careers are

165 Olin Hall

Friday, March 08, 2019 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
NYAS webinar: Thinking about Teaching

Cornell graduate students and postdocs can secure free individual memberships under Cornell’s institutional NYAS (New York Academy of Science) membership. NYAS provides access to their events and webinars for free or at a reduced price for its members. See NYAS webinar links for


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Building a Resume for Industry

BioCareers webinar presented by Lauren Celano 

This seminar will focus on how to highlight experiences and skills on a resume and cover letter and the importance of tailoring these documents for


Thursday, March 14, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Policy Fellowship Test Drive

Are you a STEM PhD student, post-doc, or faculty interested in policy? The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship is the premier entry point for STEM PhDs launching policy careers. Join Advancing Science and Policy (ASAP) for a panel discussion and interactive lunch session with AAAS

110 Bradfield Hall

Friday, March 15, 2019
Biotech I-Corps Short Course

Biotech I-Corps Short Course from Friday, March 15 to Friday, March 29. The free course will feature entrepreneurship training for researchers and scientists and provide coaching from industry experts.

See the course flyer

More info and to apply click here

Held March15-29

Friday, March 15, 2019 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Careers in Innovation

The Plant Biology Graduate Student Association is hosting an “alternative” career development  event — in reflection on the small percentage of PhDs who are likely to remain in academia after graduating. We are hosting a Q&A panel of leaders in the IP/innovation space

224 Weill Hall

Today, March 18, 2019 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Pitch Competition

Technology Entrepreneurship at Cornell (TEC) will be hosting an upcoming pitch competition for graduate students in April.  You will have the opportunity to pitch your startup or startup idea in front of judges and win cash prizes!
If you are interested in participating, please sign up

Upson Hall 1st fl. lounge-workshop Mar 18
April pitch competition, TBD

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 11:33 AM
Networking @Rev: Women, Money & Tech

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works and the Upstate Capital Association of New York are hosting a networking night focused on women, finance and technology.

Join dynamic discussions around why gender gaps exist in business, finance, and tech, and what is happening to change the status quo. During the

Rev: Ithaca Startup Works
314 E State St

Sunday, March 24 10:37 AM - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:37 AM
CASE Workshop

Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE)

This is a nomination process, as Cornell can send only 1-4 candidates. Last year two BESTies were selected to attend. The Graduate School is coordinating the nominations, but we wanted to make you aware of the potential selective

Thursday, March 28, 2019 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Essential Skills for Becoming a Good Mentor

The Multicultural Academic Council (MAC) & the Graduate School Office of Inclusion & Student Engagement cordially invite you to the third session of the Maximizing Your Mentoring Series.

Geared towards graduate students and postdocs, this series aims to support

G10 Biotechnology Building

Monday, April 01, 2019 09:15 AM
Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program (SMDP)

During SMDP, Scholars are paired with industry mentors to learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching.   As part of the program, Scholars and their mentors create personalized mentoring plans, which they implement over the course of the year

Apply by April 1st

Thursday, April 04, 2019
2019 FLEFF Diversity Scholars Fellowship

Applications are now open for the 2019 FLEFF Diversity Scholars Fellowship program at Ithaca College. The Fellowships bring to Ithaca College up to 20 graduate students from traditionally underrepresented groups in higher education. Participants will discuss their research and career interests

Ithaca College
Held Aprl 4-7

Thursday, April 18, 2019
2019 UNC Duke/UNC National Case Competition

Co-hosted by the Duke Advanced Professional Degree Consulting Club and the UNC Graduate Business & Consulting Club, this event is a great opportunity to explore management consulting as a career, meet fellow candidates, and network with current consultants at premier firms.

Open to all non-MBA

The Bullpen
215 Morris St., Suite 300
Durham, NC 27701

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Cornell CBI Symposium

The Chemical Biology Interface (CBI) Symposium will be held on April 27th 2019 this year in PSB 120. The speakers for the Symposium have been finalized, so please save the date to come support & interact with internal Cornell faculty, external investigators, and industry representatives! A link

Physical Sciences Bldg 120

Friday, May 10, 2019 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
12th Annual NIH Career Symposium

 Cornell's BEST Program will fund 6 slots for participants to attend together from Ithaca free of cost. Please contact Oriana Teran, BEST organizer, with expressions of interest by April 26. More details will be sent to you. The event is free and open to all PhDs and postdocs.


Natcher Conference Center
Building 45

Sunday, June 02 - Monday, June 03, 2019
Finding Your Research Voice Workshop

 This workshop is to intensively work your research presentation and hone your engaging story.

Time: 9 am - 4 pm Sun. Jun. 2 and Mon. Jun. 3, with an hour lunch break on your own. You must attend both sessions.

To register, please notify Azucena Ortega by May 15, 2019 and provide

247 Clark Hall

Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Summer 2019 Pathways to Success Symposium

More details to come! Save the date to chart your future career success!

Workshops and concurrent talks on broad professional development.

G01 & G10 Biotech

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