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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Summer Pathways to Success Symposium

Come join us to chart your future career success at the 2019 Summer Pathways to Success (P2S) Symposium

Workshops and talks for broad professional development on this year's theme of Communication. Register by May 22 via the ink below.

Date: June 4, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
Location: G10 Biotechnology Building

Pathways to Success (P2S) 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 for their future careers.

This one-day event is a professional development opportunity for doctoral, professional degree, and research masters students and postdoctoral scholars that will provide participants with information and tools useful for while at Cornell and beyond.

Symposium Agenda

8:30 - 9:00am     Registration & Continental Breakfast in the Biotech Atrium

9:00 - 9:10am     Opening Remarks in G10 Biotech
Speaker: Sara Xayarath Hernández - Associate Dean for Inclusion & Student Engagement, Graduate School

9:10 - 10:00am   Opening Plenary: Why You Should Be Communicating Your Research Across All Audiences
Keynote SpeakerBruce Lewenstein, PhD - Professor of Science Communication, Cornell University

10:00 - 11:00am  Career Panel Discussion: Careers Leveraging Your Communication Skills
ModeratorRay Jayawardhana, PhD - Harold Tanner Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University
Shannon Clute, PhD - Senior Director of Brand and Communications for Alumni Affairs and Development, Cornell University
Oné. R. Pagan, PhD - Professor of Biology, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Melanie Dreyer-Lude, MFA - Chair of Drama, University of Alberta in Edmonton
Rebecca Robbins, PhD - Co-Author of Sleep for Success and Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center

11:00 - 11:15am Networking Break

11:15am - 12:15pm    Career Panel Discussion: Careers in Museums, Non-Profits, & Libraries
Moderator: Denise DiRienzo, EdD - Experiential Program Director, Cornell BEST
Anke Wessels, PhD -  Executive Director of Center for Transformative Action
Christian Miller, PhD - Research Librarian at Catherwood Library, Cornell University
(invited) Susanne Bruyere, PhD - Director, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability; Professor of Disability Studies, Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability
P2S Focus Area: Prepare for Your Career

12:15 - 1:00pm Casual Lunch

1:00 - 2:30pm Afternoon Workshop 1: The Craft of Revision
Invited Speaker: Rachael Cayley, PhD - Associate Professor at the Graduate Centre for Academic Communication, University of Toronto
P2S Focus Area: Build Your Skills - Communication

2:40 - 3:45pm Afternoon Workshop 2: The Art of Saying No
Presenters: Janna Lamey, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Life, Cornell University
Marika Nell, PhD Candidate in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University (GPWomeN)
P2S Focus Area: Build Your Skills - Balance and Resilience

Priority Registration Date: May 22, 2019

G10 Biotech
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