Career Transitions: Applying Four Universal Transferable Skills to Diverse Career Experiences

September 2020



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Session Description: During career transitions biomedical science trainees often struggle with translating their skills outside of their traditional research environment. Trainees typically have only experienced an academic environment and might not recognize the universal skills they are already using that can be applied elsewhere. In this interactive workshop, we present a set of universal transferable skills – self-reflection, knowing your audience, goal alignment, and plan implementation. These skills can be applied to a number of different career-related activities, such as mentoring, pitching an idea, managing a collaboration, and organizing a meeting. Created in partnership with iBiology.