SAMSI Professional Development

Date: September 14, 2016


Room 150, SAMSI, RTP, NC.

Part I: 10:00am – 11:15am

Title: Preparing Your CV for the Job Market

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 (SAMSI)

Part II: 11:15am – 12:00pm

Title: NSF Expectations for a Successful Proposal

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: Prof. Sujit Ghosh, NC State University (SAMSI)

NOTE: Lunch will be provided at noon in the 2nd Floor Lounge

Date: October 19, 2016


Room 150, SAMSI, RTP, NC.

10:00am – 12:00pm

Title: Interview Skills

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

Date: November 9, 2016


Room 150, SAMSI, RTP, NC.

Title: University Faculty Member Panel

A panel consisting of faculty members from the partner universities will discuss about the faculty hiring process at a math/stat department. 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 math/stat department.

Presented by:

Moderated by:
Sujit Ghosh, SAMSI Deputy Director & NC State University

NOTE:Lunch will follow at 12:05pm in the SAMSI 2nd floor lounge.

Date: December 7, 2016


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Title: Panel for Industry Scientists

To be Determined

Presented by: To be Determined