26 October 2021

Career Webinar: Avoiding and Recovering from Common Mistakes in the Postdoc or Grad School

Diane Frendak American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Career Webinar: Avoiding and Recovering from Common Mistakes in the Postdoc or Grad School

Specifically designed for students interested in graduate school or postdoctoral appointments and for those already in grad school or the postdoc, this webinar will focus on the current job market’s challenges and opportunities for those in the astronomical sciences.

Please join career consultant Alaina G. Levine as she defines the post-Delta employment landscape and how early-career scientists can best prepare as they move along their career paths. She will show how to develop a personal career blueprint and devise contingency plans. Early-career scientists will learn how to enhance their CVs and research reputations and what they should look for in prospective grad school experiences or postdoc appointments that can set them up for success as scientists. See "Recovering from Postdoc Mistakes" for a reference on some of the topics we will discuss.

Join us Wednesday, 3 November, at 2:00 pm ET. This webinar is free to AAS members, but space is limited and registration is required. This webinar will be recorded.

Register for the Webinar


In case you missed the webinar, you could watch the recording on YouTube.


Alaina G. Levine

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker, and corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named one of the Top 5 Books of 2015 by Physics Today. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she is a prolific speaker and writer on career development and professional advancement for scientists and engineers. She has delivered over 700 speeches for clients in the US, EU, Mexico, Canada, Africa, and Asia, and has written over 400 articles in publications such as Nature, Science, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, and Smithsonian. She has served as a career columnist for Physics Today and currently writes “Your Unicorn Career”, a careers column for Science/ScienceCareers. Levine authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development and entrepreneurship, and is a consultant, speaker, and writer for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. She holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and anthropology with a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona. She is a regular speaker for the AAS.

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