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.


Detailed Schedule of Events

Breakfast

Morning Session

9 - 10AM: 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

 
 

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

Moderator

Dr. Rona Ramos    Physics Lecturer and Instructional Lab Manager. Co-Director of Girls Science Investigations.

Dr. Rona Ramos

Physics Lecturer and Instructional Lab Manager. Co-Director of Girls Science Investigations.

 

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

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

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

 

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. 

Dr. Hannah Bowles

Dr. Hannah Bowles

 

12:20 - 1:20PM: Lunch Break

Round-table discussions


Afternoon Session

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.

Moderator

Mary Geary    Past President of the YSN Alum Association, Vice-President of the Board of a safety net hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, in Trenton, NJ and President of MCG Consulting, LLC

Mary Geary

Past President of the YSN Alum Association, Vice-President of the Board of a safety net hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, in Trenton, NJ and 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. Reshma Shanku    Chief Engineer for US Army Foreign Military Sales, Sikorsky

Dr. Reshma Shanku

Chief Engineer for US Army Foreign Military Sales, Sikorsky

Dr. Alyssa Siefert    Clinical Data Analyst at Foresite Capital Management

Dr. Alyssa Siefert

Clinical Data Analyst at Foresite Capital Management

 

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. 

MOderator

Cathy Amaya    PhD student in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department

Cathy Amaya

PhD student in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry Department

 

Panelists

Jonathan Gonzalez-Cruz    Policy Coordinator at Connecticut Students for a Dream

Jonathan Gonzalez-Cruz

Policy Coordinator at Connecticut Students for a Dream

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

Dr. Menachem Elimelech

Roberto C. Goizueta Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering

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

Dr. Sandra Martinez Morilla

Postdoctoral Associate at the Deaprtment of Pathology


Dr. Lajos 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. Lajos 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

 

2:35 - 3:35PM: Avoiding Gender Bias in Application Materials

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)

 

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

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

Dr. Desiree Plata

MIT Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

3:55 - 4:55PM: 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 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


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.