SAMSI Professional Development

September 14, 2017

Part I: 10:00am – 11:15am

Title: Preparing Your CV for the Job Market


Description
Writing effective application materials is crucial to any job search. In this first part of the workshop, participants will learn creating effective CVs for printed and online versions. Time will be reserved to work on your documents, so please feel free to bring a job description and your CV. Dr. Witelski will feature live demos of CVs available online drawing examples of CVs from candidates from leading math and stat departments. This session will address considerations for participants applying to academic positions.

Presented by: Prof. Thomas Witelski, Duke University

Part II: 11:15am – 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).
**NOTE: Presentation not available for this speaker**
Presented by: Prof. Sujit Ghosh, NC State University

Location
SAMSI Classroom, SAMSI, RTP, NC.


October 12, 2017

10:00am – 12:00pm

Title: University Faculty Member Panel


Description
A panel consisting of faculty members from four major universities will discuss about the faculty hiring process at a department in mathematical sciences. The panelists will introduce themselves with introductory remarks about their own departments. The panel will then open into a Q&A session on discussing the details on the faculty and postdoc hiring process at a department in mathematical sciences.

Presented by:

  • Merlise Clyde (Dept of Statistical Sciences, Duke University)
  • Jan Hannig (Dept of Statistics and Operations Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
  • Pierre Gremaud (Dept of Mathematics, North Carolina State University)
  • James Rosenberger (Dept of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University)

Moderated by:

  • Elvan Ceyhan (SAMSI Deputy Director and North Carolina State University)

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


November 1, 2017

10:00am – 12:00pm

Title: Interview Skills


Description
Interview Skills is designed to help statisticians and researchers make a strong impression during job interviews. This highly interactive seminar highlights the most common questions that candidates are likely to face (both behavioral and technical) and how to formulate the best response. Topics include: selecting examples, speaking in imagery, hints for Skype interviews, and negotiating skills.
Presented by: Scott Morgan, The Morgan Group

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

** NOTE: Planning for our Professional Development Workshop series is ongoing. We will provide more information on upcoming opportunities as they become available.**