Ongoing and Upcoming Events

Spring 2018

What When Where
Workshop:
Project Management
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
January 19
January 26
February 2
February 16
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact: Kenton Owsley
ED2 North 2302
Workshop:
Team Building & Leadership Development
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in four of the five sessions.
January 23
January 30
February 6
February 13
February 20
11:00 - 2:00 PM
Workshop Registration

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RC2 3109
Workshop:
Scientific and Technical Writing
Participants who complete a minimum of five out of six sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
February 7
February 9
February 14
February 16
February 21
February 23
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Workshop Registration

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RC2 11110
Workshop:
Coaching in Speaking & Presenting
Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
March 7 (RC2 Room 7105)
March 14 (RC2 Room 7105)
March 21 (RC2 Room 7105)
March 28 (RC2 Room 7105)
April 4 (RC2 Room 11110)
April 11 (RC2 Room 7105)
11:00 – 1:30 PM
Workshop Registration

RC2 Room 7105 & 11110
Workshop:
Learning How to Teach
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in five out of six sessions.
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18
April 25
May 2
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Workshop Registration

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Building 500, W7010
Workshop:
Advanced Critical & Analytical Thinking
Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation

April 10
April 17
April 24
May 01
May 08
11:00 – 2:00 PM
Workshop Registration

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RC2 3109
International Visiting Scientist
Application Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 5:00 PM
More information on this research abroad opportunity:
International Visiting Scientist Application
BioBusiness Engagement
4 science trainees (PhD students or postdocs) and 4 entrepreneurship students present to each other in no more than 10 min and no more than 10 slides.
Monday, March 26, 12 noon. Business School.
For more information contact:
Inge Wefes
3M Research Presentations
Looking for 3 PhD students and 3 postdocs to present their research in 3 minutes to an audience that does not have their expertise. Presentation rules can be found here.
Presentation date: May 2, 2:30 PM
Krugman Hall at the Annual End of Year Milestones of Success Celebration.
Interested trainees, please contact:
Inge Wefes
Milestones of Success Celebration
Celebration of the little and big steps of progress in a 90-min light hearted end of the academic year celebration.
May 2
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Event Registration
RC2 Krugman Conference Hall

Fall 2017

What When Where
Workshop:
Scientific and Technical Writing
Participants who complete a minimum of five out of six sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
September 15, 2017
12:00 PM
Workshop Registration

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A01 4101
Workshop:
Advanced Critical & Analytical Thinking
Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
November 17
November 29
December 1
December 8
December 15
11:00 – 2:00 PM
Workshop Registration

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NCB Room 304/305
Workshop:
Coaching in Speaking & Presenting
Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
September 27
October 04
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 01
11:00 – 2:00 PM
Workshop Registration

NCB Room 304/305
Workshop:
Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
September 28
October 05
October 12
October 19
October 26
November 02
4:00 – 6:30 PM
Workshop Registration

RC2 3109
Workshop:
Medical Science Liaison Preparation
Participation on both days is required!
November 16 & 17
9:00 - 5:00 PM
Workshop Registration

TBA

Spring 2017

What When Where
Workshop:
Team Building & Leadership Development
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in four of the five sessions.
January 31 (RC2 9105)
February 07
February 14
February 21
February 28
11:00 - 2:00 PM
Workshop Registration

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RC2 3109
Workshop:
Scientific and Technical Writing
Participants who complete a minimum of five out of six sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
February 03
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 03
March 10
2:30 – 5:00 PM
Workshop Registration

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A01 4101
Workshop:
Learning How to Teach
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in five out of six sessions.
February 08 (AO1 5101)
February 15
February 22
March 01
March 08
March 15
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Workshop Registration

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AO1 3101
Workshop:
Advanced Critical & Analytical Thinking
Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
March 31
April 06
April 13
April 20
April 27
4:00 – 7:00 PM
Workshop Registration

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AO1 2101
Workshop:
Speaking & Presenting
Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
April 04
April 11
April 18
April 25
May 2
11:00 – 2:00 PM
Workshop Registration

RC2 3109
Milestones of Success Celebration
Incl. Peer mentor and Faculty Sponsor Award
May 17
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Event Registration
RC2 Krugman Conference Hall
Workshop:
Scientific and Technical Writing
Participants who complete a minimum of five out of six sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
May 31
June 5
June 7
June 12
June 14
June 19
2:00 – 4:30 PM
Workshop Registration

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A01 3101

Fall 2016

What When Where
Workshop:
Advanced Critical & Analytical Thinking
Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
August 31 (AO1 Room 4101)
September 7 (AO1 Room 4101)
September 14 (AO1 Room 3101)
September 21 (AO1 Room 4101)
September 28 (AO1 Room 4101)
4:00 – 7:00 PM
Workshop Registration
AO1 4101 &
AO1 3101
Workshop:
Scientific and Technical Writing
Participants who complete a minimum of five out of six sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
September 1 (AO1 Room 4101)
September 8 (AO1 Room 4101)
September 15 (AO1 Room 4101)
September 22 (AO1 Room 4101)
September 29 (AO1 Room 4101)
October 6 (AO1 Room 4101)
2:00 – 4:30 PM
Workshop Registration
A01 4101
Workshop:
Project Management
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
September 16 (AO1 Room 2101)
September 17 (AO1 Room 2101)
September 23 (RC2 Room 3109)
September 24 (RC2 Room 3109)
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Workshop Registration
A01 2101 & RC2 3109
Workshop:
Life Science- Development & Commercialization
Participants who complete a minimum of five out of six sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
October 5 (AO1 Room 4101)
October 10 Monday (AO1 Room 4101)
October 19 (AO1 Room 4101)
October 26 (AO1 Room 4101)
November 2 (AO1 Room 4101)
November 7 Monday (AO1 Room 5101)
4:00 - 6:30 PM
Workshop Registration
A01 4101 &
A01 5101
Two-Day SciPhD Bootcamp:
Science in Industry - Combining Your Scientific Business and Social Skills to Make you Competitive for a Professional Career
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
Friday, October 7 through Saturday October 8
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Seating is limited
Open for applications at:
Boot Camp Application

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RC2 Krugman Conference Hall
Workshop:
Speaking and Presenting
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
October 28 & 29
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Workshop Registration
AO1 4101

Spring 2016

What When Where
Workshop:
Getting Your First Job: Practical Elements of Successful Job Hunting
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
March 12
8:30 - 5:00 PM
Workshop Registration
AO1 7000
Workshop:
Team Building & Leadership Development
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
March 28
March 30
April 4
April 11
April 18 (AO1 6101)
April 20
4:00 - 6:30 PM
Workshop Registration
AO1 5101
Workshop:
Speaking and Presenting
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
April 2 & 16
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Workshop Registration
AO1 7000
Workshop:
Learning How to Teach
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
Apr 06 (AO1 4101)
Apr 13 (AO1 5101)
Apr 20 (AO1 4101)
May 04 (AO1 4101)
May 11 (AO1 5101)
May 18 (AO1 4101)
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Workshop Registration
AO1 4101 &
AO1 5101
Workshop:
Project Management
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
Apr 22 & Apr 23 and May 13 & May 14
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Workshop Registration
TBA
Workshop:
Advanced Critical & Analytical Thinking
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
June 06 (AO1 Room 1601)
June 13 (AO1 Room 5101)
June 15 (AO1 Room 1601)
June 20 (AO1 Room 1601)
June 22 (AO1 Room 6101)
June 29 (AO1 Room 1601)
4:30 – 7:00 PM
Workshop Registration
AO1 1601,
AO1 5101,
& AO1 6101
Workshop:
Scientific and Technical Writing
Participants who complete a minimum of five out of six sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
June 10 (AO1 Room 2101)
June 17 (AO1 Room 6101)
June 24 (AO1 Room 6101)
July 01 (AO1 Room 6101)
July 08 (AO1 Room 6101)
June 15 (AO1 Room 6101)
2:00 – 4:30 PM
Workshop Registration
A01 2101 &
A01 6101
Peer Network Meeting:
Meeting of Incoming Cohort of 2015
Every 4th Monday at 12 PM (sandwiches will be provided)
January 25
February 22
March 28
April 25
A01 5101
Peer Network Meeting:
Meeting of PhD Students second year and above
Every 4th Wednesday at 12 PM (sandwiches will be provided)
January 27
February 24
March 30
April 27
A01 5101
Peer Network Meeting:
Meeting of Postdocs and Research Associates
Every 4th Friday at 12 PM (sandwiches will be provided)
January 29
February 26
April 1
April 29
A01 5101
Career Seminars:
Careers in Science Club
Wednesday afternoon Subscribe to mailing list at:
www.CareersInScienceClub.com
Online
Student/Postdoc:
Online Discussions
http://goo.gl/Bwdnd7 Online
Research Associates
Online Discussions
http://goo.gl/BqI3nV Online
BioScience Advisory Board Meeting
Board Members only
To be determined To be announced
Council of Graduate Educators Meeting
Faculty only
April 7
12 - 1:30 PM
Building 500
Bushnell Auditorium
Annual Mini- Symposium on the Power of Informatics to Advance Health
Incl. Peer mentor and Faculty Sponsor Award
April 8
All Day
Symposium Registration
Richard D. Krugman Conference Hall
Milestones of Success Celebration
Incl. Peer mentor and Faculty Sponsor Award
May 20
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Event Registration
Richard D. Krugman Conference Hall

Fall 2015

What When Where
Graduate and Professional Skills Orientation (GPS):For incoming PhD students

All Day
August 25th and 26th

 
Peer Network Meeting:
Meeting of Incoming Cohort of 2015
September 28 4 PM
October 26 4 PM
November 23 4 PM
December 14 4 PM
A01 3101
Peer Network Meeting:
Meeting of PhD Students second year and above
September 29 12 PM
October 27 12 PM
November 17 4 PM
December 15 4 PM
A01 6101
Peer Network Meeting:
Meeting of Postdocs and Research Associates
October 2 12 PM
October 28 4 PM
November 18 4 PM
December 16 9 AM
A01 6101
Career Seminars:
Careers in Science Club
Wednesday afternoon Subscribe to mailing list at:
www.CareersInScienceClub.com
Online
Student/Postdoc:
Online Discussions
http://goo.gl/Bwdnd7 Online
Research Associates
Online Discussions
Research Associates:
http://goo.gl/BqI3nV
Online
BioScience Advisory Board Meeting
Board Members only
December 17 11-1PM To be announced
Council of Graduate Educators Meeting
Faculty only
Spring 2016 To be announced
Workshop:
Advanced Critical & Analytical Thinking
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
November 3, 10, 17, 24
December 1, 8
5 - 7:30 PM
A01-6101
Workshop:
Beyond the Bench - Life Science- Development & Commercialization
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
September 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28
November 4
7:30 - 10 AM
A01-6101
Workshop:
Project Management
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
December 11, 12, 18, 19
All Day
A01-1512

Spring 2015

What When Where
Peer Network Meeting:
Meeting of students and postdocs for mutual support
First Monday per month:
4-5:30 PM
RC2-3109
Peer Network Meeting:
2014 Incoming PhD Student Cohort Meeting of new students for mutual support
Third Monday per month:
4-5:30 PM
RC2-3109
Career Seminars:
Careers in Science Club
Wednesday afternoon Subscribe to mailing list at:
www.CareersInScienceClub.com
Online
Student/Postdoc:
Online Discussions
http://goo.gl/Bwdnd7 Online
Research Associates
Online Discussions
Research Associates:
http://goo.gl/BqI3nV
Online
BioScience Advisory Board Meeting
Board Members only
To be announced To be announced
Council of Graduate Educators Meeting
Faculty only
To be announced To be announced
Workshop:
Scientific and Technical Writing


Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
May 6 - June 3
2 – 4:30 PM
Workshop Registration
Academic Office 1
Room 6101
Workshop:
Building Capital for Healthcare Businesses


Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
January 30
February 6
February 13
February 20 no session!
February 27
March 6
10:30 AM - 1 PM
Workshop Registration
RC2- 4105
Workshop:
Team Building & Leadership Development

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
March 17, 24, 31, April 7, and 14
4 – 6:30 PM
Workshop Registration
RC2 -4105
Workshop:
Advanced Critical & Analytical Thinking

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
March 2- 30
11 – 1:30 PM
Workshop Registration
A01-2101
Workshop:
Learning How to Teach

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
April 1, 8, 15, 21, and 29
5 – 7:30 PM
Workshop Registration
A01-6101
Workshop:
BioBusiness Outreach May 2014


Participants who complete a minimum of four out of five sessions will earn a Certificate of Participation
2, two hour sessions
Details to come
Business School
Milestones of Success Celebration
Incl. Peer mentor and Faculty Sponsor Award
May 1, 2015
2:30 - 4:00 PM
Event Registration
Richard D. Krugman Conference Hall (Trivisible Room)
Two-Day SciPhD Bootcamp:
Science in Industry - Combining Your Scientific Business and Social Skills to Make you Competitive for a Professional Career
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
Sunday, June 28 through Monday June 29
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Seating is limited
Open for applications at:
Boot Camp Application

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7th Floor Board Room, AO1
Additional Resources Bio Careers
Graduate School Career Resources
Science Careers
Online

Fall 2014

What When Where
Peer Network Meeting:
Meeting of students and postdocs for mutual support
First Monday per month:
4-5:30 PM
RC2-3109
Peer Network Meeting:
2014 Incoming Cohort
Meeting of new students for mutual support
Third Monday per month:
4-5:30 PM
RC2-3109
Career Seminars:
Careers in Science Club
Wednesday afternoons,
Subscribe to mailing list at: www.CareersInScienceClub.com
Student/Postdoc:
Online Discussions
http://goo.gl/Bwdnd7 Online
Research Associates
Online Discussions
Research Associates:
http://goo.gl/BqI3nV
Online
Two-Day SciPhD Bootcamp:
Science in Industry - Combining Your Scientific Business and Social Skills to Make you Competitive for a Professional Career
A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
Sunday, October 26 through Monday October 27
9:00-6:30 PM
Seating is limited
Open for applications at:
Boot Camp Application

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Trivisible Room
Workshop:
Advanced Critical & Analytical Thinking

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
October 7 & 21
November. 4 & 18
5:30 - 8:30
Seating is limited
Open for applications at:
Workshop Application
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Conference Room MC-204
Workshop:
Beyond the Bench - Life Science- Development &Commercialization

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to attendees who participated in ALL sessions.
November 12 & 19
December 3 & 10
7 AM- 10 AM
Seating is limited
Open for applications at:
Workshop Application
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Conference Room MC-204
International Visiting Scientists Award - Presentation of Past Experience October 14
3:00 PM
Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Conference Room MC-204
BioScience Advisory Board Meeting
Board Members only
October 22
9:30 - 11 AM
Graduate School
Anschutz Office
Dean's Meeting Room
Council of Graduate Educators Meeting
Faculty Only
December 5
12 noon
Lunch will be provided
Bushnell Auditorium Building 500
Additional Resources Bio Careers
Graduate School Career Resources
Science Careers
Online

Summer 2014

What When Where
Student/Postdoc:
Online Discussions
http://goo.gl/Bwdnd7 Online
Research Associates
Online Discussions
Research Associates:
http://goo.gl/BqI3nV
Online
Student/Postdoc:
Online Discussions
http://goo.gl/Bwdnd7 Online
Research Associates
Online Discussions
Research Associates:
http://goo.gl/BqI3nV
Online
GPS Orientation:
Graduate and Profession Skills Work-shops for 2014 incoming cohort of PhD students
August 19 and 20, 2014
9 AM -3:30PM
Health Science Library
Additional Resources Bio Careers
Graduate School Career Resources
Science Careers
Online

Team Building & Leadership Development

Coming Soon

I just wanted to thank you for the career development workshop I attended in the spring. I ended up being completely out of work for only two weeks, then I started working on a contract basis for a medical device company. Since last week, I am employed at the company as a scientific/clinical medical writer. It seems really great - challenging, fun, good salary, good people. I really feel that I have found a new career path.
Alumna, former CU Anschutz Postdoc

Secrets of Successful Scientific Writing

As a scientist, writing is a critical part of your job. You’ve published papers, written successful grants and applications, and received good reviews. Yet between the demands of the lab and your research, you don’t always have the time to make your writing as strong as it could be. You need an efficient and painless way to get those words down on paper and assess their effectiveness.

“Secrets of Successful Scientific Writing” is a five-day workshop taught by a former managing editor of a technical journal that focuses on the critical nodes of a successful scientific document. Through interactive exercises, in class writing, strategic tips and illustrative readings, you’ll refine your writing skills to become more effective and efficient at creating the documents you need to support and promote your scientific work. Meets February 4, 11, 18,  25 and March 4 from 3 to 5:30 in the Academic Office Building 1, room 6101 on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Participants who attend at least four out of the five classes will earn a Certificate of Participation.

I thought the class was absolutely fantastic! I learned a lot and was reminded about the importance of the simple things in writing that make a huge difference. After talking about how great the class was in lab others now want to take it.
2nd Year Graduate Student

I would highly recommend the Scientific and Technical Writing Workshop. I found it very helpful, especially as I was writing a manuscript at that time. The instructor had a lot of prior experience as a journal editor and gave great tips for writing a better paper. We learned what editors look for in a good manuscript, and what mistakes to avoid.
We also learned how to make our papers more easily understandable to someone not in our field of research. The Workshop was interactive, so I learned a lot from the other participants as well.
CU Anschutz Postdoc

Learning How to Teach

Coming Soon

The Learning How to Teach workshop provided me with valuable insight into how experienced, thoughtful university-level teachers approach their work and facilitate student learning. In a comfortable small group setting, we were encouraged to be reflective and intentional about developing our teaching philosophy and practices. The workshop was a highly worthwhile and eye-opening experience for me.
CU Anschutz Postdoc

Critical and Analytical Thinking

Scientists on all levels in their careers are working hard to make significant contributions to the research in their laboratories, and all are employing one essential skill, the ability to think critically and analytically. At the same time, the load and pressure of daily tasks does often not leave enough time to evaluate if our approach to problem solving and analysis is always optimal and logical. At the same time, the ability to think critically and analytically is the most transferable skill that we can bring to the table in any employment inside and outside academia.

The Workshop on Critical and Analytical Thinking aims to sharpen this essential tool in an interactive and joyful engagement with the participants. The workshop is free of charge for students, postdocs and research associates and is offered in the form of 4 three-hour evening sessions (sandwiches included) starting October 7, and participants who complete all four sessions will earn a certificate of participation.

The Critical and Analytical Thinking Workshop was fun and useful. I was surprised at how easy it is to commit errors in logic and reason. In this workshop we were taught to avoid common errors in critical thinking that could have a negative impact on our research. I will design better experiments and analyses as well as write better research papers using the knowledge I gained from this class.
CU Anschutz Postdoc

Project Management

Coming Soon

Life Science Development and Commercialization

Students and post-graduate trainees in the sciences are well trained in many aspects of research and science. However, industry employers are often concerned about how little they know about the development and commercialization of the products, procedures or services they help to develop.

The workshop on Life Science Development and Commercialization is free of charge for students, postdocs and research associates and will provide an overview about the pathway from mind to marked or bench to bedside. It will address issues including intellectual property and regulatory affairs, and funding and financing. The workshop is offered in the form of 4 three-hour morning sessions (a light breakfast included) starting November 12, and participants who complete all four sessions will earn a certificate of participation.

Successfully transitioning from a graduate or postgraduate position to an entry-level position in industry requires mastery of not only the scientific/technical skills, but also particular business and social skills as well. The hesitancy of industry to hire PhDs with no prior industry experience reflects the perception that these scientists lack the leadership, communications, and teamwork skills essential to thrive in industry environments. The reality is that there are many situations throughout the graduate and postgraduate experience in which students do develop and utilize these business and social skills, but they are not emphasized in the context of traditional graduate and postgraduate education programs.

Presented by Human Workflows, LLC, the SciPhD Two-day Bootcamp uses unique experiential learning techniques that leverage students own experiences to teach them the essential skills required to be competitive for entry-level positions, and to differentiate themselves from their competition.

Shortly after attending the Boot Camp, a friend forwarded to me an ad for an almost perfect job in industry. Using the skills I learned in the Boot Camp to identify the critical competencies described in the ad, I sent off a vastly improved cover letter and the hiring manager responded immediately to schedule a phone interview. Prior to the phone and group interviews, I found myself going back to the Boot Camp materials to review the rules and protocols espoused by the Boot Camp leaders. I was also better prepared for the business aspects of the interview, having learned some of the business jargon, perspectives, and expectations. Overall, I found the Boot Camp enjoyable and worthwhile!
Postdoc, CU Denver/Anschutz

I want to get an industrial job after I complete my PhD however I lacked knowledge about efficient networking techniques, building targeted resume and how to demonstrate skills which the industry values. This bootcamp is all that and much more!!!! I not only learned these things but I also learned how to negotiate, basics about project management and things which I didn’t even know were so important. I would totally recommend this workshop.
Graduate Student, Pharmaceutical sciences, CU Denver/Anschutz

I am currently at the decision point between an academic and non-academic career. I found this workshop equally useful for both. I learned how to market myself and how to do a basic idea pitch. The skills that I learned in terms of negotiation have already proved useful as I was able to negotiate for a small increase in my base postdoc stipend but also a sizeable moving allowance as I start my first postdoc. The project management topics were useful to get me thinking about all that goes into a new project, and how to start my postdoc on the best footing possible.
Postdoc, CU Denver/Anschutz

This Boot Camp helped me understand how to translate my experience in academia to applications for industry positions. Interview practices and insider resume tips gave useful insight into how to approach jobs in industry and motivated me to prepare for my future. Great advice for job-seekers in industry or academia!
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado School of Medicine

The Boot Camp on career development strategies for jobs in industry was extremely useful to me. I learned a lot from Randall Ribaudo and Larry Petcovic about the skills necessary to develop my career and in particular to effectively transition to industry. They provided an excellent training on how to develop networking skills, how to design a targeted resume, how to prepare for interviews... This was definitely a great opportunity for personal improvement. Do not miss the next one!
Research Associate, University of Colorado School of Medicine

As pre-doctoral trainees and post-docs, we are trained for the traditional academic path, though we now know that a vast majority of us will never hold an academic professor position. The SciPhD Boot Camp detailed how we can apply the skills we learned in research to non-academic jobs, how to develop a targeted resume, what employers in industry look for, and gave us valuable networking tips. This Boot Camp gave me many new concepts that will be useful in finding a non-academic career.
Doctoral Candidate, CU Anschutz

Preparation for Speaking and Presenting


Content knowledge is the first essential requirement for a successful presenter, but subject expertise alone is not enough to communicate confidence and credibility to an audience. This requires an understanding of the impact of non-verbal behaviors and the mastery of a set of foundational physical behaviors.

In the “Speaking and Presenting” workshop, the workshop instructor will observe and practice critical skills that ensure the messenger is as prepared as the messages. Instructor-guided coaching and practice exercises will help each participant experience significant improvements in his or her presentation skills.

Team Building & Leadership Development

Coming Soon

The workshop on Building Capital for Healthcare Businesses will be presented in 5 parts of 2.5 hours each:

The workshop will familiarize the participants with the activity of raising capital and walk them through an eight-step process for raising capital. The workshop will use examples and exercises from businesses within the healthcare industry.

The workshop will be presented by Karl Dakin, an expert in early stage capital who has been raising capital for businesses, charities and community projects for 35 years. An experienced business person and licensed attorney, Mr. Dakin speaks on and teaches capital topics. He is a member of the faculty team at the Venture Accelerator program at Colorado State University and the Bio-Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center. He has published magazine articles, journal articles and books on solutions and challenges to raising capital. Beginning in 2006, Mr. Dakin started teaching workshops on early stage capital funding. This has led to the establishment of the Seed Capital 2.0 Project – the first effort to create a comprehensive educational curriculum on early stage capital. He is the innovator of the Stakeholder Capital approach to raising capital. His present work includes leadership of the Colorado Capital Congress PBC, a public nonpartisan action forum on access to capital within the State of Colorado.

Getting Your First Job

Coming Soon

Medical Science Liaison Preparation


Even for highly qualified candidates, becoming a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is a challenging endeavor. It's very difficult to achieve on one’s own without the proper preparation and guidance. Dr. Samuel Dyer will share his years of experience as an MSL hiring manager at some of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and as CEO for the Medical Science Liaison Society.

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship


The workshop Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship is designed for pre- and postdoctoral scientists who are interested in learning the fundamentals of biomedical and clinical entrepreneurship. Life science entrepreneurship is much more than starting a company. Instead, biomedical entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity with limited resources with the goal of creating user-defined value through the deployment of product, service, process and business model innovation.

Each of the six sessions, lasting 2.5 hours each, will be presented at the AMC campus by both AMC faculty and working industry professionals in the Colorado innovation ecosystem. Emphasis will be on understanding and using Anschutz Campus and other resources to help you create, develop and launch your ideas.

Coaching in Speaking & Presenting


Content knowledge is the first essential requirement for a successful presenter, but subject expertise alone is not enough to communicate confidence and credibility to an audience. This requires an understanding of the impact of non-verbal behaviors and the mastery of a set of foundational physical behaviors.

In the “Speaking and Presenting” workshop, the workshop Instructors will observe and practice critical skills that ensure the messenger is as prepared as the messages. Instructor-guided coaching and practice exercises will help each participant experience significant improvements in his or her presentation skills.