Tuesday February 22nd 2022

You are invited!

Connecticut-based student led group, Beyond the PhD, is hosting fourth annual career and networking event on March 17th (5:30-7:30pm ET) for students and trainees in STEM.


Please share this event with interested individuals - students in STEM based degrees, clubs, or other groups that could benefit.


About the Event

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The goal of our networking event is to provide a platform for upper level college students and graduate level trainees in STEM to learn about careers and network with STEM professionals in academia, Industry, medicine, administration, business, and others!

Event Agenda:

5:30-6:15 Keynote presentation by Amy Aines (Communications strategist, coach and trainer helping scientists speak so they engage listeners, get hired and make a bigger impact with their work).

6:15-6:50 Career Panel (we have more than 16 STEM professionals signed up to attend) and open networking

6:50-7:25 Open Networking

7:25-7:30 Final Remarks / Raffle

We will be raffling off a copy of Amy Aines book “Championing Science” to students attending the networking event. https://www.amazon.com/Championing-Science-Communicating-Decision-Makers-ebook/dp/B07KM32XJW

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About our Keynote Speaker

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Amy Aines is the Founder of Talking STEM- Building Vital Communication Skills to Launch Successful Career and has a website championingscience.com with great resources! She is a communications strategist, coach and trainer. She creates workshops and curriculum to teach STEM graduates and early career professionals vital communication methods for effectively championing their ideas and building support for their work. She also teaches essential success skills for the workplace that most scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians didn’t learn in graduate school.

Keynote Overview

First impressions happen fast. So how do you make the most of that moment – especially when you are networking? Find out how to stand out when you introduce yourself and how to talk about your research in engaging ways. Amy Aines will invite you to self-reflect and begin developing your personal brand. She will talk about one of the most vital networking opportunities – informational interviewing, and how to make the most of meeting new people, even if you’re an introvert. Amy brings decades of experience as a communications strategist and brand builder to shed light on how to make connections that open career and collaboration doors.

The fee for the event is $5 to cover the cost of the GatherTown platform. Students that are financially restricted and are unable to pay to attend the event can contact us at contact@beyond-the-phd.com for a discounted rate.

About Us

Beyond the PhD or formally known as Academia-Industry Opportunities Group (AIOG) is a student-led group that support peer-professional networking and career development in STEM. Founded in 2018 by Dr. Robert Pijewski and Dr. Giulia Vigone, at the time graduate student and postdoctoral fellows, they wanted to learn about their career options and address a need among their peers to find jobs outside of academia.

In the past, the academic career path was conventional for individuals pursuing graduate education in science however given the number of professorships available more PhDs are considering alternative careers outside academic institutions. The mission of AIOG is to provide opportunities for upper level undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows to meet and communicate with scientific professionals in both academic and nonacademic careers.

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