By Suna Gulay, PhD
The FelCom Career Development subcommittee is looking for new members in December. This subcommittee organizes a yearlong panel series, focusing on different career paths every month. In these panels, NIH fellows get a chance to hear from the invited junior and senior professionals on their job search experiences as well as day-to-day work routines, and meet them in person after the event. The career paths selected each year cover a wide range: Industry, Consulting, Teaching, Data Science, Science Writing, and many more.
As a member, you are expected to attend monthly meetings and volunteer to take part in one or more panels. If you volunteer to be the organizer of a panel, you get the opportunity to choose and meet with all panelists. You may also choose to work behind the scenes of a panel, such as communicating with OITE to promote the event, or writing a summary for fellows that could not attend. Please email co-chairs Qiong Fu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Shyamala Jadhav (email@example.com) if you’re interested in joining. Meetings take place every first Thursday of the month at 3 PM, Bldg 2, Room 2W-15.
Follow the upcoming Career Development panels here: https://www.training.nih.gov/events/upcoming.
Write-ups of past events are found at: https://www.training.nih.gov/FelCom/CareerDevelopment.