FOCUS Women in Chemistry Symposium: Call for Abstracts

FOCUS (Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists) is hosting the 2nd Annual FOCUS Research Symposium on Friday, March 27nd, 2020.

During this symposium, we will be holding a poster session from 2-3:30 pm. The poster session will be an excellent opportunity to present exciting research at OSU, while building valuable public speaking skills. We are asking all interested students (both undergraduate and graduate) to submit abstracts here by March 1st. Poster presenters will have the option of their poster being judged, and the awardees will receive a cash prize. In addition, there will be 3 oral student presentations from 12-1 pm. When submitting an abstract you can select if you would like to be considered for an oral presentation.

The poster session is not limited to females, all that promote diversity in science are encouraged to submit abstracts.

If you have any questions, email us at focus.osu@gmail.com. More information regarding the symposium will be distributed shortly.

Best,

FOCUS executive board

Negotiating the Offer Webinar RESCHEDULED

Webinar: How to Negotiate Your First Job Offer Rescheduled!

 

We rescheduled this webinar for next week – please register below!

Thursday, February 13th at 2pm EST

Everyone should negotiate their first job offer but offer negotiations are hard. Negotiating is hard because you do not have extensive experience and recruiters are negotiating experts. This webinar will illuminate what tactics recruiters use to win offer negotiations, what tactics a candidate can employ, and how you can make an extra $10,000 from simply being a more effective negotiator.

Other Topics Covered:

  • How recruiters work
  • Understanding your leverage in a negotiation
  • What to do when the company says no
  • 3 keys to success when negotiating

Intended Audience: The negotiation concepts in the webinar are applicable to almost any industry, but the content is most relevant to candidates in technology, quant finance, and biotech. Researchers going into roles in data science, engineering, research scientist, would benefit most from this webinar.

 

About The Speaker:

Brian Liou is the co-founder and CEO of Ralph (www.withralph.com), a company that coaches job seekers how to negotiate their job offers. Ralph has brought back to candidates over $1.3 million dollars and negotiated over $34M in contract values.

 

 

Click the button below to register. Upon completing the 30-second registration, you will receive an email confirmation with a Zoom link.

 

Sign me up!

TEDxOhioStateUniversity Magnify Tickets

TEDxOhioStateUniversity is a student-run organization on campus whose mission is to bring “Ideas Worth Spreading” to the Ohio State community. Annually, we hold a main event in the spring which features ideas from students, faculty, and alumni of the university. The event consists of critically selected speakers who spread their ideas and innovations through short, yet powerful talks to a vast audience. 

On February 22nd, TEDxOhioStateUniversity will hold its annual event, and our theme this year is Magnify. This theme comes from our desire to highlight groundbreaking concepts as well as scrutinize the seemingly smallest of details on our TEDx stage.

Tickets are currently on sale for TEDxOhioStateUniversity: Magnify. Tickets are $15 for students and $20 for everyone else. The event starts at 11 in Mershon Auditorium, with breakfast served before. The talks begin at 12 pm and will end around 4pm. 

We believe that the ideas in Magnify align with the values of your department. We would greatly appreciate if you could spotlight TEDxOhioStateUniversity: Magnify, by spreading the word within your particular area of study. Whether that is through a newsletter, a feature on your website, or simply by communicating it with your students and faculty, we would greatly appreciate it. 

This event would be a great opportunity for students to engage with the diversity of talent here in our OSU community while engaging with some amazing TEDx talks! 

If you would like to know more about our organization or Magnify, please check out our website tedx.osu.edu. Tickets can also be purchased on the website. If there are any questions or concerns I would be more than happy to share more information about the event.  

Upcoming Webinar: Negotiating the Offer

Everyone should negotiate their first job offer but offer negotiations are hard. Negotiating is hard because you do not have extensive experience and recruiters are negotiating experts. This webinar will illuminate what tactics recruiters use to win offer negotiations, what tactics a candidate can employ, and how you can make an extra $10,000 from simply being a more effective negotiator.

Other Topics Covered:

  • How recruiters work
  • Understanding your leverage in a negotiation
  • What to do when the company says no
  • 3 keys to success when negotiating

Intended Audience: The negotiation concepts in the webinar are applicable to almost any industry, but the content is most relevant to candidates in technology, quant finance, and biotech. Researchers going into roles in data science, engineering, research scientist, would benefit most from this webinar.

About The Speaker:

Brian Liou is the co-founder and CEO of Ralph (www.withralph.com), a company that coaches job seekers how to negotiate their job offers. Ralph has brought back to candidates over $1.3 million dollars and negotiated over $34M in contract values.

Click the button below to register. Upon completing the 30-second registration, you will receive a calendar invite which includes a Zoom link.

 

Sign me up!

2nd Annual Malcolm H. Chisholm Workshop

We are excited to announce that the Inorganic Chemistry Exchange (ICE) will be hosting the second annual Malcolm H. Chisholm Workshop this semester. ICE focuses on facilitating intellectual exchange between students of The Ohio State University, particularly those in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and eminent scientists in the field of inorganic chemistry! The goal of ICE and the Malcolm H. Chisholm Workshop is to enhance students’ interactions with invited speakers through research presentations as well as an informal social hour. By participating in the workshop, students have an opportunity to build their interpersonal network, get feedback on their research, and share knowledge amongst the scientific community.

We are delighted to announce that Peter T. Wolczanski (Cornell) has accepted our invitation to be the lecturer at our second Malcolm H. Chisholm Workshop. The workshop and lecture will be held on Wednesday, February 19th, 2020. A  tentative schedule of events is as follows:

  • Breakfast with the Speaker (CBEC 267): 8 – 8:50 am
  • Morning Meetings (CBEC 267): 9 – 12:00 pm
  • Lunch (CBEC 267): 12:15 – 1:45 pm (Sign up required)
  • Afternoon Meetings (CBEC 267): 2 – 3:30 pm
  • Seminar (CBEC 130): 4:10 – 5:05 pm
  • Reception/Social Hour (CBEC Lobby): 5:10 – 6 pm

We will send out sign up sheets for research presentations and lunch with the speaker soon, so be on the lookout for another email.

 Cheers,

Madison Tuttle
Graduate Student | @ZhangLabOSU
The Ohio State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
CBEC 270 A, W Woodruff Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
228-382-7679 Mobile
tuttle.212@osu.edu | https://research.cbc.osu.edu/zhang.8941/
Pronouns: she/her/hers

 

The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair – Tuesday, January 21st

go.osu.edu/OSUSpringCareerFair

The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair is NEXT TUESDAY! Spend time during this long, holiday, weekend to prepare for the fair!

The annual job and internship fair will be held on January 21, 2020 from 1130am-430pm. The fair is open to ALL current OSU students, and recent graduates, and provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about internship and career opportunities. The fair will be held in two venues in the Ohio Union: The Grand Ballroom and the Performance Hall.

Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines. There will be a large number of private sector companies recruiting for business and technical functions such as communications, business analysis, logistics, retail management, general management, graphic design, human resources, marketing, sales, financial planning, and other related areas.

In addition there are opportunities for science and technology students in areas such as laboratory based research and development in medical and industrial settings, as well as computer science and engineering roles. Federal and State government agencies will also be well represented offering opportunities in administration, fiscal management, technology, diplomacy, and law enforcement and security related functions. Attending employers seek to fill full-time, entry level positions as well as summer internships.

Advanced research via Handshake is recommended to determine if a particular employer of interest will be in attendance. Bookmark https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/11568/student_preview to see who’s attending, as there are 180+ organizations registered!

Let us know you’re coming by visiting https://app.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/11568/student_preview and clicking the registration button (while not required, it’s helpful for us to know who’s interested).

Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success
100 Denney Hall, 164 Annie & John Glenn Ave, Columbus, OH 43210
asc-careersuccess.osu.edu

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The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair is open to all current Ohio State University students and recent graduates and provides an opportunity for students to network with employers and learn about internship and career opportunities.

If you have a Disability and rely on a screen reader or the keyboard for access to your computer you will experience difficulty using this application. As the University works with Handshake to improve accessibility, please contact handshake@osu.edu for assistance in navigating and using this application. A member of our team will respond within 2 business days to assist you.

NextProf Science at the University of Michigan

The U-M College of Literature, Science, and Arts natural science departments will bring up to 50 future faculty participants to the U-M campus to show them the rewards of an academic career, help them understand the faculty search process, and connect them with faculty in their research area, as well as academic leaders, and other participants. The NextProf Science  workshop is free to participants, who must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Participants’ expenses for travel, lodging, and meals will be covered.

Find the online application and additional information about the on the NextProf Science website at: sites.lsa.umich.edu/nextprof-science/

The deadline to receive all applications and reference letters is: January 19, 2020. Please distribute this information to qualified individuals you would like to encourage to apply to the NextProf workshop. Also please forward this message to faculty colleagues who might know of potential applicants.

If you have general questions about the program or application process, please contact um-nextprof-science@umich.edu. For questions specific to the chemistry-focused activities, please contact me directly at jmontg@umich.edu.

NextProf-Science-2020-01-19-deadline

Sincerely,

John Montgomery

 

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John Montgomery

Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor

930 N. University                          tel:  (734) 764-4424
Department of Chemistry               fax:  (734) 763-1106
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1055

https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/jmgroup/people/dr-john-montgomery/

Twitter: @montgomery_lab and @john_montg

Upcoming Workshop: Exploring industry consulting careers

Exploring industry consulting careers
November 20, 2018
9:30 – 4 PM
Scott Lab, Room E100

Jenny Rae Le Roux
Managing Director, Management Consulted

The Research Institute Trainee Association at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and the Ohio Union Activity Board (OUAB) are excited to announce a workshop with Management Consulted, a company dedicated to be a resource on all things consulting, including resumes, interviews, case studies, and finding management consulting jobs.

Topics that will be covered during this event:

  • Overview of the consulting industry (different firms, types of consulting, etc.)
  • Overview of consulting lifestyle (What are you really getting yourself into?)
  • Networking for Consulting

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Learn more about the workshop here.

You can register for this event here.
You can add this event to your Outlook Calendar here

For those pursuing the OPA’s Postdoctoral Professional Development Program Certification Non-Academic Module, this will count as a discipline-specific elective. Please request that session from Buckeye Learn before the event takes place.

If you register and later find that you are no longer able to attend, the deadline to notify us is November 18, 2019.

Catalina Martinez from NOAA: Research in deep-sea exploration and a unique career path as a woman of color in STEM

Join the Ohio State SACNAS Chapter and ODI on Thursday, November 21st as we host National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regional program manager, Catalina Martinez. Catalina will deliver a keynote lecture detailing her research at NOAA and scientific journey as a Latina in STEM at 10:00 am in the MBI Auditorium. Later at 4:00 pm also in the MBI Auditorium, we are also hosting a screening + discussion led by Catalina Martinez of the film “Can We Talk? Difficult Conversations with Underrepresented People of Color: Sense of Belonging and Obstacles to STEM Fields” by Dr. Kendall Moore. Please RSVP for these events at go.osu.edu/SACNAS_Keynote_2019.

OUAB Grad/Prof Weekly News: Upcoming Opportunities

Of Note:

Becoming a Postdoc: How to Choose a Mentor and Make the Most of your Postdoctoral Training

Thursday, November 7

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Barbie Tootle Room- 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Postdoctoral training is a necessary step to become faculty in most STEM fields. Recently postdoctoral positions in the social sciences and humanities have become common as well. This session will focus on the critical aspects graduate students need to consider when selecting a postdoc position. Choosing the right postdoctoral mentor is crucial for success but this is not enough. Understanding their responsibility for driving their career and professional development is also essential. Learning what resources to look for and how to approach this training period increases the chances of success at this level. This workshop will include topics such as funding, mentorship, career development, job responsibilities, and benefits.

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

Quiz Night

Thursday,November 7th

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Curl Viewpoint – Curl Market 

***Please note location for this week***

All the same great features at a special venue.

Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of food, fun, and games!  All teams must register for each quiz night. Please include roster and team name with registration (teams may include up to 50% non-student guests). Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the quiz may not be available. The registration period for a quiz night begins the day after the previous quiz night.

Please send registration information to OUABgradprof@osu.edu.

Professional Development: How to Succeed as a Mentor

Tuesday, November 12th

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room- 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Graduate and professional students are in a unique position in which they may have mentors critical to their success and may also serve as mentors to other graduate and professional students or undergraduate students. Sometimes you may find yourself in the position as a mentor because someone picked you as their mentor. Even if you are not yet a mentor, you will likely have the opportunity in the future. Learning how to be a successful mentor now will also help you navigate the relationship with your current or future mentors. Join OUAB Grad/Prof for a workshop that will cover the following topics:

1) How to establish a successful mentorship,

2) Skills useful to maintaining a positive mentorship, and

3) Tips for serving as a mentor

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

OUABreaking the Glass Ceiling

Sunday, November 17th

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Megan Rapinoe is an American professional soccer player who plays for and captains Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, as a midfielder and winger. As a member of the United States women’s national soccer team, she helped the U.S. win the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup as well as gold at the 2012 London Olympics, and finish runners-up at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Since 2018, she co-captains her national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan.

Rapinoe is an advocate for numerous LGBTQ+ organizations, including the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and Athlete Ally. In 2013, she was awarded the board of directors Award by the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. She is also now a strong advocate for equal pay for the Women’s Soccer team, especially considering their higher viewership, revenue, and overall number of wins. In March of 2019, she filed a lawsuit along with her other teammates against the US Soccer Federation for gender pay discrimination.

Tickets are available online: ouabtickets.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1356

Lottery Registration:

OUAB Goes to Candle Lab

Wednesday, November 13th

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Candle Lab – Short North

OUAB will be taking its Creative Exploration series to Candle Lab in the Short North! Candle making workshops will happen every 30 minutes from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Registration for this event will be through our lottery system. Registration will close on 11/05/19 at 11:59 PM. You may register for yourself and a guest. Winners will be notified on 11/06/19. Submitting registration to our lottery system does not guarantee a spot to participate.

Link to register for event – ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=141

OUAB in the Kitchen: Central American Cuisine

Friday, November 15th

6:00 PM

Instructional Kitchen – Lower Level Ohio Union

Join OUAB in the Instructional Kitchen at the Ohio Union for a chance to cook a meal of your own under the guidance of the Union’s own professional chef, Chef Wolf. Following a cooking demonstration by the chef, students will collaborate with class members to create the menu providing a unique hands-on learning opportunity. In this fun and interactive environment students will enjoy a delicious meal and gain useful culinary skills to show off in their own kitchens.  Whether you’re are a master chef in your own kitchen or a novice, there is an OUAB in the Kitchen program for you.

Participants will be selected by OUAB Grad/Prof’s lottery system for high demand programs.  To register for the the lottery, please sign up using the link below.  Lottery registration will be available up until midnight on November 7th. You may register for yourself and one guest.  Those selected to participate in the class will be notified by noon the day after the lottery closes. Registering for the event does not guarantee a spot. 

Register for the lottery online: ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=124

Upcoming Events:

Academic Job Search Series: Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letters

Tuesday, November 5th

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Senate Chamber – 2nd Floor Ohio Union

Join us each Tuesday to learn what it will take to successfully complete each step of the academic job search process from preparing all of the components of an application to negotiating the job offer.  You may RSVP for all workshops here.  Please complete the form only once.

The Process Overview:  This workshop will provide useful information about the job search process in academia. Information will be provided about helpful tips when starting your job search, where and how to look for openings, as well as what materials need to be prepared.

November 12: Teaching, Research and Diversity Statements

November 19: The On-Campus Interview

November 26: Negotiating the Job Offer

OUAB Presents: Karaoke Night

Thursday, November 7th

7:00 – 9:00 PM

The Voice Karaoke Bar

1493 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201

OUAB is hosting a Karaoke Night at The Voice Karaoke Bar! Private karaoke rooms will be available for you and your friends on a first-come, first-serve basis. If chosen, we will be contacting your group with your confirmed time. Only one submission per group is accepted.

Register online: go.osu.edu/ouabkaraoke

Wellness Series: Stereotype Threat and Microaggressions

Wednesday, November 27th

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room – 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Can you recall an experience when someone questioned your ability or affiliation because of a personal characteristic such as race, gender, or primary language? Have you ever feared that if you did not succeed, you would confirm a largely held stereotype about a demographic group to which you belong?  Have you wondered how to address stereotype threat or microaggressions? In this presentation, participants will learn

1) about stereotype threat and microaggressions research;

2) how to identify them when they occur, and

3) develop ideas around interrupting and counteracting them.

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

Weekly:

OUABe Fit

All classes are located in Dance Room 1 of the Ohio Union lower level @ 6:00 PM

Mondays: Yoga

Tuesdays: Dance

Wednesdays: Barre

Flicks for Free

Free Showings at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM in the US Bank Conference Theater – 1st Floor Ohio Union

11/6: Late Night

11/13: Yesterday

11/20: Booksmart