Optimizing your marketability - how to find non-academic career opportunities in Boston

Optimizing your marketability - how to find non-academic career opportunities in Boston

Speaker: Lauren Celano, CEO of Propel Careers

First Presented: Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lauren Celano will provide her personal insight into the types of career opportunities that exist in the Boston area for those individuals who are completing their graduate or postdoctoral training. She will discuss the various skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in each career type. She will also address the following topic: Career opportunities outside of academia; identifying transferable skills to assist in job search; how effective networking can help you identify career leads; the importance of informational interviewing, and how to land the job once you get an interview. While there will be a strong focus on the life sciences sector, the presentation will be helpful to postdocs in all fields.

Lauren is the Founder and CEO of Propel Careers, a life science search and career development firm focused on connecting talented individuals with entrepreneurial innovative life sciences companies. Through Propel, she builds relationships and provides guidance on how individuals can position themselves for their next opportunity.  She also actively places individuals into positions with exciting life sciences companies. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Gettysburg College and an MBA with a focus in the health sector and entrepreneurship from Boston University. Learn more about Propel Careers.

Sponsors: MIT Postdoctoral Association and the Office of the Vice President for Research & Associate Provost

Presentations: Optimizing your Marketability & Building a Resume and Cover Letter