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Sunday, August 9 

2020 Student Education & Career Day

1 - 5 p.m.:  20/20: Seeing Your Professional Future Coming into Focus

5 - 6:30 p.m.: Career Fair and Networking Reception


This seminar will be held on August 9, 2020 as part of the 2020 ASHS Annual Conference.

The session will be aimed for students (undergraduate, graduates) and new academic professionals (postdocs, faculty) with less than 3-5 years of experience, new commercial professionals with less than 3-5 years of experience.  However, anyone can attend. 

You can select the seminar when you register for the conference.  If you have already registered for the conference and would now like to add it, please click here. 


20/20: Seeing Your Professional Future Coming into Focus


Tentative Agenda (subject to change)

GENERAL SESSION – Seeing a Career Vision

Seeing yourself in the Mirror; who are you, what are your strengths, and what is your style?

Seeing Your Personal Brand

Seeing your Social Media as Others See You; LinkedIn. Facebook Twitter.

Your Vision for Building a Collaborative Professional Network

How others See You - Using Personality Assessments; What is your Color, Myers-Briggs, Hogan Personality Inventory, DiSC Assessment


Networking refreshment break

Track 1 – Academic Careers

  • Being Visible; Building an academic portfolio
  • Science careers with academic institutions or government
  • Program Development
  • Establishing your lab
  • Teaching your first classes
  • International Engagement
  • Engaging Your Stakeholders and Constituents; Public Science
  • Panel discussion
  • Q/A, Conclusion and Wrap-up


Track 2 – Extension, Consulting, Outreach Careers

  • Being Visible; Building an extension, outreach, consulting portfolio
  • Extension, Outreach, and Consulting Careers; universities, government, NGO, private companies
  • International Engagement
  • Being Seen; Building your reputation and brand
  • Seeing Clearly; Program Development and Project management
  • Panel Discussion
  • Q/A, Conclusion and Wrap-up

Track 3 – Industry and Entrepreneurship

  • Being Visible; Building business and Entrepreneur portfolio
  • Career opportunities
  • Working for the company or working for yourself
  • How to succeed at not failing
  • Balancing Risk
  • International Opportunities
  • Panel Discussion
  • Q/A, Conclusion and Wrap-up

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Career Fair and Networking Reception

Any University, Organization, or Company interested in exhibiting in the Career Fair, please contact  or fill out this form.

1018 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703.836.4606