SAMSI Professional Development

October 24, 2018

11:00am – 12:00pm

Title: Strategies for Being a Post-Doc

Description
Some postdoctoral fellowships work out well, and some do not. This talk reviews strategies for tailoring a successful post-doc experience that aligns with your career goals. The talk also gives some general career advice, and compares the pros and cons of different career paths.

Presented by: David Banks, SAMSI Director and Professor of Statistics, Duke University

Location
SAMSI Classroom, SAMSI, RTP, NC.
** NOTE: Lunch will follow at 12:05pm at SAMSI **


November 9, 2018

11:00am – 12:00pm

Title: NSF Expectations for a Successful Proposal

Description
Writing creative and effective grant proposal is challenging as it requires balance between intellectual merit and broader impact of the grant proposal. In this second part of the workshop, drawing upon his experience as a former NSF program director, the Dr. Ghosh will share the “Do’s and Don’t s” of writing grant proposal, primarily focused on NSF style proposals (e.g., CAREER grants).

Presented by: Sujit Ghosh, Professor of Statistics, N.C. State University

Location
SAMSI Classroom, SAMSI, RTP, NC.
** NOTE: Lunch will follow at 12:05pm at SAMSI **


December 5, 2018

10:00am – 11:00am

Title: Preparing Your CV/Resume for the Job Market

Description
A good CV or resume can market you as the ideal candidate for the job you are applying to. In this session, Dr. Dasmohapatra will focus on how to present key information about your skills, experiences, education and personal quality in a CV that can improve your job search process, and increase your chances of landing an interview.

Presented by: Sudipta Dasmohapatra, SAMSI Associate Director of Diversity and Director of the Masters in Statistical Science in the Department of Statistical Science, Duke University

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11:00am – 12:00pm

Title: Interview Skills

Description
Landing an interview is just the beginning…To get a job in applied math and statistics requires considerable preparation. This process involves some elements common to all types of positions, and others that are best tailored to the job sector (e.g. industry, academia, national lab), or the target audience (e.g. Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral, Postdoctoral graduates). Dr. Haider will focus on how to prepare for Skype or in-person interviews, including best practices for interview preparation, and DOs and DONTs during the interview. This presentation will be primarily aimed at graduate students and postdocs seeking employment but undergraduate are also welcome to attend.

Presented by: Mansoor Haider, SAMSI Associate Director and Professor in the Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University

Location
SAMSI Classroom, SAMSI, RTP, NC.
** NOTE: Lunch will follow at 12:05pm at SAMSI **