Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

SciPhd Bootcamp: Get Your First Job


Time: Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Zoom link provided upon registration

Admission: - RSVP Required

Thinking about registering for the Bootcamp? Here are some things to keep in mind: 

  • This workshop series is very interactive. Attendees will get the most out of the series by participating in each webinar, their assigned breakout sessions, and doing the short homework assignments between meetings. Therefore, we ask that you only sign up if you are able to participate in all sessions!  This means that you will participate synchronously as much as possible and view the sessions asynchronously if unable to participate synchronously prior to the subsequent session. We have highlighted the sessions below that are most appropriate for synchronous participation and those that will remain beneficial through asynchronous viewing.
  • All sessions will be recorded and available to watch prior to the next day's sessions.
  • If you sign up and then find out you cannot meet these guidelines, please cancel your registration via email
  • For more information about the program and facilitators see the OPA website.


2021 Agenda

Monday, March 8

  • Zoom Webinar: The Business of Science                                                     9-10:30
  • Zoom Webinar: Dissecting a Job Ad to Identify Critical Skills                        11-12:30

***These sessions are appropriate to watch asynchronously without missing significant content.

Tuesday, March 9

  • Zoom Meeting: Communications                                                                9-10:30
  • Zoom Meeting with Breakout Rooms: Behavioral Interview Exercise              11-1

***This day is most important to attend the sessions synchronously.

Thursday, March 11

  • Zoom Meeting with Breakout Rooms: Applied Networking                             1-4
  • VIP Networking Reception                                                                          4:30-6:30

***Topics covered are significantly available via synchronous viewing.  The only section that is unavailable are break out rooms.

Friday, March 12

  • Zoom Meeting: Project Management                                                            9-11
  • Zoom Webinar: Negotiating your Salary                                                       11-12
  • Zoom Webinar: Wrap-Up and Q&A                                                               2-1

 ***Synchronous participation is recommended for the Project Management Session.

Hear what attendees have to say about the Bootcamp!

“The SciPhD event was pivotal in my career development. It helped me to recognize the skills I have that businesses are looking for and how to leverage those skills in the application and interview process. I am now working for a company doing data analysis, and I love what I do!”

“The sessions on communications and negotiations were fascinating and demystifying. They helped turn a dreaded task like negotiation into something much more manageable and practical.”

“The SciPhD workshops made the process of applying for non-academic positions more concrete and less daunting. I learned how to plan practical steps towards a career and market myself outside of academia, which ultimately helped me secure a non-academic research position.”

“I liked that it was focused on industry, since postdocs are less familiar with industry coming from an academic institution. The presenters were friendly, helpful, and the interactive conversations with the audience were great.”

Kerry Hodak
Ohio Union Activities Board

If you require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate in this event, please contact Kerry Hodak at or 614-292-0253. Requests made one week in advance of the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.

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