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Career-Focused Events

SPIE Career-Focused Events

SPIE offers in-person and virtual experiences designed to give you the skills you need to advance your career.

Whether you join us for an hour-long webinar or participate in a half-day workshop, these events prepare you for the next stage of your career and connect you to people who can help you achieve your goals.

Career Advancement Events

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Career Advancement Webinar Series

Career Advancement Webinar Series

We know that career development is a lifelong process of managing learning and work, improving your skills so that you can do your job better, and progress to reaching your career goals. This webinar series is part of our ongoing efforts to support individuals throughout every stage of their career.

SPIE will bring a new subject matter expert to share their insight and discuss with attendees various topics pertaining to career development.

 


Latest webinar

Get Hired! Demystifying Landing a Job in Industry

with Michelle Lampa of M Squared Lasers and John Barnes of Entangled Positions
Recorded live 24 June 2021 

In this episode of the Career Advancement Series, we welcomed two expert panelists to discuss everything you need to know as you get ready to apply and land your next job; from what hiring managers are looking for, to de-bunking common myths and misconceptions about working in industry. A Q&A session was included in the presentation.

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Past webinar recordings

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Career Advancement Series Recordings
• Delivering Your Presentation Virtually, with Jean-luc Doumont
• Increasing Employability During a Crisis, with David Giltner
• How To Be Persistent and Handle Rejection, with Alaina Levine
• Science Communication for Early Career Researchers, with John Dudley
• Mental Health in Isolation: Impact and Strategies, with Wendy Ingram
• How to Work From Home and Actually Get Things Done, with Tyler Tervooren
• Speaking Inside the Box; Mastering Virtual Presentations, with Christine Haas

2020 Online Career Summit

Over 300 participants from around the world gathered for our first-ever online Career Summit. The three-day event featured networking opportunities, workshops, and a virtual job fair.

Recordings from our daily Live Chats are available free to SPIE Members. Log in to watch.

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The 2020 SPIE Career Summit Schedule

Date: Monday 31 August 2020

Day One: Landing a Job
• 7:00AM - 8:00AM:  Welcome and Guided Networking Session based on table topics
• 8:00AM - 9:00AM:  What Job do I Actually Want? How do I Position Myself for it? Workshop led by Dan Christensen
• 9:00AM - 10:00AM:  I Need a Job NOW - What do I do? Live Chat with Alaina Levine

 

Date: Tuesday 1 September 2020

Day Two: Thriving in Industry
• 7:00AM - 8:00AM:  Welcome and Guided Networking Session based on table topics
• 8:00AM - 9:00AM:  Strategies for Evaluating and Communicating Your Ideas. Workshop led by Katie Schwertz
• 9:00AM - 10:00AM:  Industry or Academia: How do I choose? Live Chat with David Giltner

 

Date: Wednesday 2 September 2020

Day Three: Leading with Confidence
• 7:00AM - 8:00AM:  Welcome and Guided Networking Session based on table topics
• 8:00AM - 9:00AM:  Sustainable Networking. Workshop led by Christina Willis
• 9:00AM - 10:00AM:  Leading Yourself and Others in Times of Change. Live Chat with Sabine Gedeon