SLAS2012 Student and Early Career Professionals Program
... exclusively designed by graduate and undergraduate students and early career professionals!
Tony B. Academic Travel Award Program
Students, graduate students, post-docs and junior faculty members with fewer than four years in their first academic appointment can earn travel awards from SLAS for the first SLAS conference and exhibition. Applicants must be primary authors of submitted abstracts that are selected as poster or podium presentations. Winners receive airfare or a reimbursement for personal auto mileage, shared hotel accommodations, and waived conference fees.
This commitment to tomorrow's workforce reinforces SLAS's long-term vision for professional development.
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Student Poster Competition
SLAS will feature a student poster competition. SLAS selects the top student posters from around the world to be presented at SLAS2012. These selected posters automatically qualify for the competition, which offers a $750 cash award for most outstanding poster presentation, a $500 cash award for second place and $250 for third place. For more information on how to submit a poster, visit poster guidelines
Life After Graduation and Career Coaching: Presented by the American Chemical Society
Join us for one or both of our two early morning breakfast workshops to help you get the most out of your conference experience and to assist in your job search.
Monday, February 6 - 7, 8:15 am
How to Network at a Technical Meeting
Everyone has uncertainties about how to attend meetings and make them work for you and your career. This session will review critical activities that can make a difference for you - networking conversations, practice with small talk, listening skills and body language.
Résumé and Cover Letter Writing
Knowing how to structure and what to say clearly and briefly in your public relations documents is critical in having reviewers read it and choose you for interviews. The distinction between curriculum vitas and resumes, practical reviews and opportunities to improve your documents will be given. A chance to talk confidentially about unique situations will be provided.
Tuesday, February 7, 7 - 8:30 am
The Interviewing Continuumâ€¦
Look in the mirror and see yourself as a candidate for a professional position. Would you hire the person you see in front of you? This is the question you effectively ask each representative who interviews you.
This workshop will teach interviewing principles by conducting mock interviews with members from the audience. The audience will give feedback and industrial employers will critique the interviews from their perspective. Please bring copies of your résumé.
One on one career counseling sessions will be available by appointment at the SLAS Member Center.
Instructor: Professor Daniel J. Eustace, Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Connect With This Instructor: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/daniel-eustace/1/115/987
Student and Early Career Professionals Mixer at SLAS2012
Interested in becoming involved with SLAS? SLAS welcomes its student attendees and Academic Travel Award winners to SLAS2012 with this social event designed to help students connect with each other and with SLAS Volunteer Leaders at the start of the conference and exhibition. Drinks and snacks will be served.
Date/Time: Monday, February 6, 2012, 5-6 pm
Location: SLAS2012 Exhibit Hall; SLAS Member Center
Full-time undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows may register for SLAS2012 conference and short courses for a modest fee of $25 (each) to cover the cost of materials (travel and lodging not included.) Please note that there is limited availability for short courses.
Student and Early Career Professionals Membership
SLAS provides full-time graduate and undergraduate students as well as early career professionals regular individual membership advantages at a significantly reduced rate. Membership registration for students is only available by fax or mail, and requires a copy of a valid student ID card and proof of full-time academic studies (for student memberships.)
By becoming a Student Member or Early Career Professional Member of the Association for Laboratory Automation, you are taking the first step towards advancing your career in the field of laboratory automation.
Some of the benefits you will enjoy as a Student Member and Early Career Professional Member are:
- Discounted registration for the SLAS Conference and Exhibition and Short Courses
- Subscription SLAS's print journals: JALA and or JBS
- Access to JALA and or JBS Online
- Full access to SLAS Career Connections
- Full access to http://www.slas.org/blog/index.cfm
- Opportunity to join the SLAS Student and Early Career Professional's Committee
- Full access to the SLAS Membership Directory
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