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ASEE WEBINAR SERIES

Engineer your Career:
Success for Up-and-Coming Faculty and Professionals

In recent years, obtaining a position upon graduation has become increasingly competitive for new career engineers in academe and industry. Through this initial four-part webinar series, ASEE hopes to equip students and early career professionals with the knowledge and skills to navigate the processes of finding, securing, and successfully navigating your first position. These webinars will cover topics including portfolio-building, interview and negotiation tactics, fellowships, and strategic relationships, and feature industry thought leaders and subject matter experts. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to maximize your value in the field!

Additional Webinar Information

DURATION: 1 hour

ONLINE PLATFORM: Adobe Connect; for ideal functionality, we recommend testing connection speed and downloading the free Adobe Connect add-in.

COST: For individual webinars, the cost is $5 for ASEE student members, $25 for ASEE professional members, and $50 for nonmembers. The first webinar in the series is offered free for all registrants.

ACCESS: All webinar registrants will receive access to presentation slides, webinar recording, and any supplementary documents provided during the event.

GETTING A HEAD START — FELLOWSHIP FOCUS (FREE WEBINAR)

January 25, 2017
1 - 2 PM, ET

Fellowships provide unique opportunities for students at all levels to participate in research and gain practical research experience, build strategic relationships within the field, and increase their chances of future employment in the engineering ecosystem. ASEE administers a number of fellowship and research opportunities with funding provided by federal agencies. In this webinar, learn more about the importance of fellowships and the application process, and explore several fellowships offered by ASEE.

Speakers:

Norman Fortenberry, Executive Director, ASEE

Nathan Kahl, Managing Director, Communications and Society Advancement, ASEE

Damon Tull, Director, Fellowships and Research Opportunities, ASEE

Rachel Levitin, Program Manager, Fellowships and Research Opportunities, ASEE

Cost: FREE

BUILDING STRATEGIC NETWORKS — MENTORS AND MORE

February 15, 2017
2 - 3 PM, ET

Strategic networks are a valuable resource for new engineering professionals; these networks can help you gain practical career guidance, navigate organizational cultures, and feel more confident in your position. This webinar will explore personal vs. professional identity, how to establish and build your social capital, and how to identify, maintain, and navigate relationships and networks in your early career.

Speakers:

Ella L. Ingram, PhD, Director, Center for the Practice and Scholarship of Education/Associate Professor of Biology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Julie Martin, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering and Science Education, Clemson University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Cost: $5 for ASEE student members; $25 ASEE professional members; $50 for nonmembers

LANDING THE JOB — SEEKING, INTERVIEWING, AND NEGOTIATING

March 22, 2017
3 - 4 PM, ET

From beginning your job search to securing a position in academia or industry, the employment process can be difficult to navigate without the proper knowledge and skills. In this webinar, learn tips and techniques from experienced faculty and subject matter experts on 1) how to interview and negotiate successfully, 2) how to know when a job is right for you, and 3) how to be your own advocate throughout the recruitment and hiring process.

Speakers:

Ann McKenna, PhD, Professor and Director of the Polytechnic School, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University

Katy Arenschield, Engineering Co-op & Internship Program Manager, Ohio State University

Cost: $5 for ASEE student members; $25 ASEE professional members; $50 for nonmembers

MAXIMIZING VALUE — CREATING AN ENGINEERING PORTFOLIO

April 12, 2017
1 - 2 PM ET

In today's competitive job climate, it is important to successfully illustrate your skills when applying for a position in an academic or corporate atmosphere. A web-based portfolio, cataloguing and describing your engineering skills and experiences, can be a valuable tool that provides potential employers with unique insights that a traditional resume may not offer. In this webinar, explore the benefits of engineering portfolios, and learn a framework for crafting your own.

Speakers:

Vincent Wilczynski, Deputy Dean, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University

Cost: $5 for ASEE student members; $25 ASEE professional members; $50 for nonmembers