Professional development at the 2014 Winter AAS Meeting

by Chris Crockett on October 17, 2013

The number of professional development opportunities at the annual AAS meeting seems to grow every year. And the upcoming January meeting is no exception. This year’s conference features workshops, panel discussions, and talks on everything from Python programming to interviewing skills to changing demographics and to maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Here’s a quick rundown of the amazing career and skills development sessions available at the 2014 Winter AAS Meeting! Note: a few of these workshops require advance registration and/or payment; we’ve highlighted those in yellow.

Special note: The Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop on Saturday and Sunday requires an application that is due Friday, October 18.

SATURDAY, JAN 4

Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop for Early-Career AAS Members (Day 1 of 2)
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

CAE’s Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors (Day 1 of 2)
Fee: $45 (includes Saturday and Sunday)
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

SUNDAY, JAN 5

Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop for Early-Career AAS Members (Day 2 of 2)
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

CAE’s Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors (Day 2 of 2)
Fee: $45 (includes Saturday and Sunday)
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Introduction to Python
Fee: $100
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Leadership and Teambuilding for Astronomers
Fee: $50
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

AAS/NGS Science Communication Workshop
Fee: $35
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Managing, Sharing, and Archiving Your Data
Fee: $35
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Re-Numerate: Restoring Essential Numerical Skills
Fee: $35
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

MONDAY, JAN 6

Careers 101: Career Planning Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Fee: $55
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Career Hour 1: Having the Right Stuff: Outstanding Resumes/CVs for Outstanding Career Opportunities in Academia and Industry
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Career Hour 2: Work-Life Balance: It Can Be Done, You Can Have Fun in Both Worlds
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

TUESDAY, JAN 7

Career Hour 3: Network Yourself to a Great Career
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

CSWA Demographics Survey 2013
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Engaging Scientists in NASA Astrophysics E/PO
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Astrophysics Code Sharing II: The Sequel
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Career Hour 4: Developing Your 30-Second Value Statement (aka Your Elevator Pitch)
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, JAN 8

Developing Career Opportunities in Science Policy and Industry at All Career Levels
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

The Proper Use of GRE Scores and Noncognitive Measures for Enhancing Diversity and Excellence in Astronomy Graduate Programs
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Career Hour 5: The Interview: What you need to do before, during, and after to get the job
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Demographic Studies and the AAS
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Career Discovery Networking Reception
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

THURSDAY, JAN 9

Hack Day
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Career Hour 6: Negotiation Strategy and Tactics
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

MONDAY 1:00 PM – THURSDAY 5:00 PM

One-on-One Career Consultations
Fee: $20
Register to schedule a 20 minute block

Hope to see everyone at many of these events come January!

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