The third annual Equity in the Job Search Symposium took place on February 15, 2019.
Members of the Yale community gathered to learn strategies for success during all stages of the job search process, learned about implicit gender bias, discussed Yale's ongoing diversity initiatives, and brainstormed strategies for working toward a more diverse and inclusive campus.
Recognized Mentors 2019
Mentoring can make all the difference in someone’s job search. For that reason, this year we solicited nominations from our registrants for individuals at Yale University that have been particularly strong mentors. Below are the recognized mentors in alphabetical order:
Anjelica Gonzalez, Professor in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Gonzalez received the BMES Diversity Award for her efforts to promote diversity and inclusivity and was recognized for the value that she places on promoting a diverse work environment, and willingness to share her own experiences as a minority in STEM field.
Stephanie Haffner, Career Coach at the SOM Career Development Office. Ms. Haffner was recognized for helping mentees gain confidence and acting as their advocate.
Andew Miranker, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics. Dr. Miranker was recognized by his mentees for his caring and sound advice, and effort towards creating new programs to promote diversity and inclusion, including the Being Human in STEM program.
Evan Morris, Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Psychiatry & Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Morris was recognized for his teaching effort of inclusion during his ethics course, where he devotes at least one lecture to a panel discussion led by women faculty.
10:05 - 11:05AM: Moderated Panel- Promoting Equity from the Inside
The panelists will discuss how they continue to improve diversity at different levels through their roles, and how attendees can impact their future work spaces and effectively increase inclusivity and diversity
11:10AM - 12:10PM: Talk - Negotiation
This session will help participants recognize situational factors that place women at a disadvantage in negotiation and help participants to prepare strategically for important career negotiations.
12:20 - 1:20PM: Lunch Break
1:30 - 2:30PM: Moderated Panel- Building Mentoring Relationships for the Job Search
The panelists will discuss techniques to develop supportive and equitable mentoring relationships, particularly focusing on strategies for identifying and cultivating a mentorship team for support throughout the academic or non-academic job search.
The rest of the afternoon consists of concurrent sessions
2:35 - 3:35PM: Moderated Panel- Being International: Locating Borders within Academia
The panelists will discuss how to transition between academic and, to a lesser degree, industry jobs in different countries; how this affects the geography of future prospects; and other unique issues faced by non-US residents and undocumented individuals.
2:35 - 3:35PM: Avoiding Gender Bias in Application Materials
Dr. Young will discuss how the language that women and men use in job search materials (e.g., cover letters, personal statements, and CVs) is influenced by our implicit gender biases. She will also discuss strategies for making recommenders aware of the impact that gender can have on superlative choice in their letters.
3:35 - 3:55PM: Coffee Break
3:55 - 4:55PM: Navigating the Academic Job Search
3:55 - 4:55PM: Navigating the Non-Academic Job Search
This event was co-sponsored by the: Yale Alumni Association • Advanced Graduate Leadership Program, School of Engineering & Applied Science • Yale Department of Astronomy • Yale Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology • Yale Department of Cell Biology • Yale Department of Physics • Yale Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology • Office of Career Strategy • Office of Graduate Student Development and Diversity