Thursday, November 21, 2013

Professional Development at the 2014 Winter AAS Meeting



The number of professional development opportunities at the annual AAS meeting seems to grow every year. And the upcoming January meeting is no exception. This year’s conference features workshops, panel discussions, and talks on everything from Python programming to interviewing skills to changing demographics to maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

Here’s a quick rundown of the amazing career and skills development sessions available at the 2014 Winter AAS Meeting! Highlighted in red are a few workshops that may be of particular interest to our WiA readers. 


SATURDAY, JAN 4 

Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop for Early-Career AAS Members (Day 1 of 2) 
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM 

CAE’s Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors (Day 1 of 2) 
Fee: $45 (includes Saturday and Sunday) 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM 

SUNDAY, JAN 5 

Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop for Early-Career AAS Members (Day 2 of 2) 
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM 

CAE’s Tier I Teaching Excellence Workshop for Current and Future Astronomy and Space Science Instructors (Day 2 of 2) 
Fee: $45 (includes Saturday and Sunday) 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM 

Introduction to Python 
Fee: $100 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

Leadership and Teambuilding for Astronomers 
Fee: $50 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

AAS/NGS Science Communication Workshop 
Fee: $35 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Managing, Sharing, and Archiving Your Data 
Fee: $35 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Re-Numerate: Restoring Essential Numerical Skills 
Fee: $35 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

MONDAY, JAN 6 

Careers 101: Career Planning Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs 
Fee: $55 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

Career Hour 1: Having the Right Stuff: Outstanding Resumes/CVs for Outstanding Career Opportunities in Academia and Industry 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

Career Hour 2: Work-Life Balance: It Can Be Done, You Can Have Fun in Both Worlds 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

TUESDAY, JAN 7 

Career Hour 3: Network Yourself to a Great Career 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

CSWA Demographics Survey 2013 
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM 

Astrophysics Code Sharing II: The Sequel 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

Career Hour 4: Developing Your 30-Second Value Statement (aka Your Elevator Pitch) 
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM 

Engaging Scientists in NASA Astrophysics E/PO
Special Location: National Harbor 4 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center)

WEDNESDAY, JAN 8 

Developing Career Opportunities in Science Policy and Industry at All Career Levels 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

The Proper Use of GRE Scores and Noncognitive Measures for Enhancing Diversity and Excellence in Astronomy Graduate Programs 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 

Career Hour 5: The Interview: What you need to do before, during, and after to get the job 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

Demographic Studies and the AAS 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 

Career Discovery Networking Reception 
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM 

THURSDAY, JAN 9 

Hack Day 
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM 

Career Hour 6: Negotiation Strategy and Tactics 
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM 

MONDAY 1:00 PM - THURSDAY 5:00 PM 
One-on-One Career Consultations 
Fee: $20 Register to schedule a 20 minute block 

 Hope to see everyone at many of these events come January!