How to Make Good Talks Great – Register for via Zoom

How to Make Good Talks Great

 

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is excited to announce that Dr. Todd Thompson of the Department of Astronomy at Ohio State will again deliver his interactive lecture: How to Make Good Talks Great.

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020
10:30am to 11:30am
Virtual (via Zoom) – Complete registration for link.*

*Please note that this event has been changed to virtual only (i.e., there will be no in-person session) due to public health concerns.

Dr. Thompson will discuss key elements of great seminars, lectures, and colloquia taken from his experience in astrophysics research and teaching, including

  • Improving technical seminars, job talks, and public outreach talks
  • The art of responding to questions
  • The trick of knowing what not to say

This talk is applicable to many STEM fields and beyond. Learn more here.
To  receive credit for this event as part of the Postdoctoral Professional Development Program Certification, select this course “How to Make Good Talks Great” before March 26th. You do not need an Event Credit Request Form.

If you have any questions, please contact us at osupostdocs@osu.edu

Upcoming Events at the Research Commons: Census Panel, IRB Overview, Research Visibility, and StoryMaps

Increasing the Visibility of Your Research (Online Workshop)

Register: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/research-visibility0323

This online workshop will present strategies and outlets for making your research more visible, including open access, scholarly profiles, social media, and The Conversation. Each day during March 23-26, 2020, participants will receive an email with links to one or more topics related to visibility.  Work at your own pace.

Who: Ohio State faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Self-paced. March 23 – 26, 2020
Where: Online only, via email prompts

 

IRB Overview for Graduate Students (Presentation)

Register for in-person: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/irb-graduates0325

Livestream link (no registration required): http://go.osu.edu/irbgraduates

The Office of Responsible Research Practices is offering a workshop for graduate students on how to navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process. The workshop will focus on the following key topics:

  • Understanding why we have an IRB process
  • Exploring types of research and levels of review
  • Reviewing application components
  • Tips for successful application completion
  • Finding out where to go for help
  • Q&A

Who: Ohio State graduate students
When: Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

 

Using ArcGIS StoryMaps in Your Research and Teaching (Workshop)

Register: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/storymaps0331

Want to make a map that will help you share the stories being uncovered through your research and make them accessible to a broader audience? Want to give your students an opportunity to engage with spatial thinking and work on an exciting digital project? ArcGIS StoryMaps allows you to weave an inspiring and interactive narrative by combining text, maps, and multimedia content – photos, videos, and audio – to communicate information through engaging and user-friendly web mapping applications.

In this workshop, we will explore the ArcGIS StoryMaps platform with a focus on the timely topic of the U.S. Census. Participants will:

  • Explore StoryMaps albums to learn from examples spanning a wide range of topics
  • Build a StoryMap to illustrate a possible use case in research and teaching
  • Sketch a workflow for creating a StoryMap or assignment related to their own research or teaching interests
  • Locate and access training resources to support continued learning for creating an ArcGIS StoryMap

This workshop is offered through a collaboration between the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and the University Libraries.

BYOD – Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets for hands-on participation, and our presenters will be available afterward for consultations. As part of the workshop, participants will sign up for an ArcGIS Online account using their Ohio State credentials.

Who: Ohio State faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students from all disciplines
When: Tuesday, March 31, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

 

Scholarship and the Census: Showcasing Examples from Across Ohio State (Panel)

Register: https://library.osu.edu/researchcommons/event/census-panel

The census provides critical data that many stakeholders use to make impactful decisions about how federal funding and other types of services will be provided to communities nationwide. Census data products also provide a treasure trove of demographic and socioeconomic information that scholars from many disciplines use to conduct research and create new knowledge for a multitude of topics.

Join us on Census Day (April 1, 2020) to learn more about a few examples of such scholarship at Ohio State. Researchers from several different disciplines will discuss their topics of study, uses of Census data, and perspectives on the importance of this nationwide population count.

Presenters include:

  • Bridget Freisthler, Professor and Associate Dean of Research, College of Social Work
  • Clayton Howard, Associate Professor, Department of History
  • Glennon Sweeney, Senior Research Associate, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
  • Joshua Sadvari (moderator), Geospatial Information Librarian, University Libraries

This event is part of the Research Commons Presents showcasing series. Light Refreshments will be provided. 

Who: Ohio State faculty, postdocs, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students
When: Wednesday, April 1, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor 18th Avenue Library

How to Make Good Talks Great

MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF POSTDOCTORAL AFFAIRS

How to Make Good Talks Great

 

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is excited to announce that Dr. Todd Thompson of the Department of Astronomy at Ohio State will again deliver his interactive lecture: How to Make Good Talks Great.

 

Thursday, March 26, 2020
10:30am to 11:30am
Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115
Dr. Thompson will discuss key elements of great seminars, lectures, and colloquia taken from his experience in astrophysics research and teaching, including

  • Improving technical seminars, job talks, and public outreach talks
  • The art of responding to questions
  • The trick of knowing what not to say

This talk is applicable to many STEM fields and beyond. Learn more here.

Register for the event here.
To  receive credit for this event as part of the Postdoctoral Professional Development Program Certification, select this course “How to Make Good Talks Great” before March 26th. You do not need an Event Credit Request Form, just be sure to sign in at the event.

If you have any questions, please contact us at osupostdocs@osu.edu

 

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