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SPIE Professional January 2010

Career Focused

Job seekers and employers with optics and photonics jobs to fill now have an easier time finding each other on spie.org. And our 2010 desk calendar is designed to inspire and promote your career growth.

The SPIEWorks job site is now the new Career Center on SPIE.org. The Career Center is a prime resource for optics and photonics job seekers and employers, with job and resume postings and advice from experts and recruiters. In October, the name of the site was changed to better enable online searches, and the site was reformatted for easier use.

The SPIE employment Web site retains existing job search and job posting functionality, including clear, separate paths for job seekers and employers. The new Career Center also has a listing of the newest job postings, logos of featured employers, advice from experts, activity tracking tools for employers, criteria-based notification for job seekers, and ads for job fairs.

SPIEWorks was named among the top 100 job boards and career portals from among 10,000 employment sites in the Weddle's 2009/10 Guide. In the last eight years, the site has been used by more than 11,000 people to find positions within the optics and photonics industry, and more than 3000 companies used SPIEWorks to find employees.

SPIE also has reduced the cost for employers to post jobs by 10%.

"As a not-for-profit educational society, our goal is to continue to help advance progress by connecting skilled job seekers with companies seeking to fill positions," says SPIE CEO Eugene Arthurs.

The SPIE Career Center is available to all regardless of Society membership.

See the main navigation tab for the Career Center at spie.org or go directly to spie.org/careercenter.

SPIE Women in Optics Desk Calendar

SPIE Women in Optics 2010 calendarSPIE is offering free copies of the 2010 SPIE Women in Optics monthly planner to SPIE members, career counselors, science teachers, and community organizations.

The spiral-bound desk calendar features stories and pictures of optics and photonics professionals making a difference in the world through their work. It is a valuable resource for young women interested in entering the field of optics.

This year's calendar focuses on 21 women in optics, including SPIE members:

  • Julie Bentley, associate professor at the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester
  • Kathleen Perkins, CEO of OpticsReport
  • Valentina Doushkina, director of Engineering at Qioptic Polymer
  • Susan Houde-Walter, CEO and cofounder of LaserMax.

E-mail your request for a Women in Optics calendar to: pascale@spie.org.

The Women in Optics speaker at SPIE Photonics West is Dickinson College research professor Priscilla Laws, who will speak about her educational outreach activities in developing countries.

Laws says support for girls' education in countries like Mozambique and the introduction of low-cost, active learning strategies for physics teachers in the developing world are extremely effective for sustainable development.

Enjoy wine, cheese, and networking at 4:30 pm Monday, 25 January, at the Hilton Hotel in San Francisco.

Have a question or comment about this article? Write to us at spieprofessional@spie.org.

DOI: 10.1117/2.4201001.06

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