Dennis Bernstein is a engineering professor at the University of Michigan who has written a number of research guides for those new to research. The guides are written from his personal experiences with help from colleagues and references. They are short, candid and honest, and tackle many firsts of a new researcher such as getting started on a problem, presenting and writing papers. All the guides are found here.
Alberta Women’s Science Network (AWSN) supports women of all ages with careers in (or wish to be in) science, engineering and information technology. AWSN is a community of women sharing ideas, supporting one another and promoting science and engineering across Alberta. There are opportunities for young women to be mentored, earn scholarships and attend conferences. Sponsors of AWSN include NSERC, Suncor and Canadian Pacific Railway.
1. You must negotiate.
2. Negotiating is a disingenuous process.
3. Negotiating really means asking for more money.
4. There is a negotiation “type” and you either have it or don’t.
5. Men are better at negotiating than women.
6. Employers want to give only the lowest offer.
The following are five common misconceptions that job seekers should be aware of. The complete article can be found here.
1. All job postings are posted on job boards.
2. No one will read your cover letter.
3. Simply applying to jobs will land you an interview.
4. The most qualified candidate will get the job.
5. If you haven’t heard back, the position has been filled.
The centre for Candian Drug Research and Development (CDRD) facilitates the commericalization of university research and hence has strong ties with both industry and universities. It is considered a bridge between academia and industry with regard to bringing the successes of research conducted in university labs to the general public. CDRD offers training programs, internships and opportunities for post-doctoral fellows.
Bridge for Engineering, Science and Technology Talent (BESTT) is a not-for-profit program that connects professionals to industrial and high tech companies. BESTT works with industry, government and universities to help professionals with advanced degrees find fulfilling career paths. They offer career coaching, internships, mentorships, recruitment events and networking opportunities.
The next BESTT career and networking event is on April 24, 2013 at TEC Edmonton. There is a $10 charge and registration is required.