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260.813.01 SURVIVAL SKILLS FOR ACADEMIA IN THE LAB SCIENCES

Term: 2nd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Sabra Klein
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Aimed at providing MMI and other lab sciences with the skills necessary to present and publish data and to find post-docs and/or jobs in the laboratory sciences. Topics include time management and organization, preparing effective conference presentations, manuscripts, and curriculum vitae, networking, interviewing, and getting hired.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Give effective presentations at conferences
Think creatively and independently
Prepare an application package
Interview for a job The course should make it possible for you to do the following:
Time management
Organize a poster or verbal presentation
Write effective cover letters
Prepare a curriculum vitae or resume
Write and review manuscripts After successfully completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
Publish and review manuscripts
Present your research more effectively
Successfully network
Discuss the interview process
Get hired for a postdoc or job (either academic or non-academic)

Methods of Assessment: Writing assignments. Attendance
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 12:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 20
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

consent of instructor is required for non-MMI students & MMI MHS students

For consent, contact: saklein@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail