The third annual Equity in the Job Search Symposium will take place on February 15, 2019.

 
 

Members of the Yale community will gather to learn strategies for success during all stages of the job search process, learn about implicit gender bias, discuss Yale's ongoing diversity initiatives, and brainstorm strategies for working toward a more diverse and inclusive campus.


Detailed Schedule of Events

Breakfast

Morning Session

Keynote Speaker 2019

Dr. Laura Hunter    Associate Diversity Officer and Coordinator of Faculty Development at the University of Arizona

Dr. Laura Hunter

Associate Diversity Officer and Coordinator of Faculty Development at the University of Arizona

 
 

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

Moderator

Dr. Rona Ramos

Dr. Rona Ramos

 

Panelists

Dr. Larry Gladney    Professor of Physics and Phyllis A. Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development

Dr. Larry Gladney

Professor of Physics and Phyllis A. Wallace Dean of Diversity and Faculty Development

Dr. Maria Trumpler    Senior Lecturer in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Office of LGBTQ Resources

Dr. Maria Trumpler

Senior Lecturer in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of the Office of LGBTQ Resources

Krista Kenney    Ground Test Systems Project Lead for Sikorsky Aircraft’s Research and Development department

Krista Kenney

Ground Test Systems Project Lead for Sikorsky Aircraft’s Research and Development department

Lekha Mathew    Certified Scrum Master, Advanced Technical Leadership Program, Sr.,  IT-Cloud Acceleration Office at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lekha Mathew

Certified Scrum Master, Advanced Technical Leadership Program, Sr., IT-Cloud Acceleration Office at Lockheed Martin Corporation

 

Negotiation Workshop

Dr. Hannah Bowles

Dr. Hannah Bowles

 

Lunch Break

Round-table discussions


Afternoon Session

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.

Moderator

Mary Geary    President of MCG Consulting, LLC

Mary Geary

President of MCG Consulting, LLC

 

Panelists

Dr. Michael Caplan    C. N. H. Long Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and Professor of Cell Biology; Chair, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Dr. Michael Caplan

C. N. H. Long Professor of Cellular And Molecular Physiology and Professor of Cell Biology; Chair, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Dr. Bonnie Fleming    Professor of Physics

Dr. Bonnie Fleming

Professor of Physics

Dr. Alyssa Siefert    Clinical Data Analyst at Foresite Capital Management

Dr. Alyssa Siefert

Clinical Data Analyst at Foresite Capital Management

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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. 

Panelists

Dr. Sandra Martinez Morilla    Postdoctoral Associate at the Deaprtment of Pathology

Dr. Sandra Martinez Morilla

Postdoctoral Associate at the Deaprtment of Pathology


Dr. Menachem Elimelech    Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Menachem Elimelech

Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Dr. Lazos Pusztai    Professor of Medicine at Yale University, Director of Breast Cancer Translational Research and Co-Director of the Yale Cancer Center Genomics Genetics and Epigenetics Program

Dr. Lazos Pusztai

Professor of Medicine at Yale University, Director of Breast Cancer Translational Research and Co-Director of the Yale Cancer Center Genomics Genetics and Epigenetics Program

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Gender Bias in Written Communications

Dr. Suzanne Young    Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching Development at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Dr. Suzanne Young

Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching Development at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

 

Coffee Break

Navigating the Academic Job Search

Dr. Desire Plata    MIT Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Desire Plata

MIT Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Navigating the Non-Academic Job Search

Brian Frenette    Senior Associate Director, Yale Office of Career Strategy

Brian Frenette

Senior Associate Director, Yale Office of Career Strategy

 

This event is being 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 Physics • Yale Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology • Office of Career Strategy • Office of Graduate Student Development and Diversity


To learn more, read the Yale SEAS article on the symposium, check out last year’s event page, and read more about past speakers here.