EAS is committed to your professional development. Our workshops are designed to provide a space where you can enhance knowledge and hone your professional skills. The schedule below shows workshops that are being offered online in live interactive sessions and those that are being offered in-person.  EAS registration is required.

2023 Workshops
Wednesday, November 1, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Building and Nurturing a Professional Network
 Stephen Scypinski, Ph.D., Vice President, VBI Vaccines Inc.
Live ONLINE workshop

In today’s high-paced and internet-centric environment, it is much easier to build and maintain a professional network than it was in the days of business card files and phone calls. Having a solid network of contacts can be valuable in many situations. For example, who would you call if you were about to undergo a government inspection and needed an experienced opinion?  Where would you turn if your position is being eliminated and you want to know who is hiring?  Who would you contact regarding the reputation of a contractor or consultant you might want to do business with?  In this workshop you will learn how to build, expand, and nurture an up-to-date scientific professional network that is essential for these and other circumstances.  Professional social media, such as LinkedIn, present a multitude of opportunities for members to network and communicate with colleagues and friends in their industry.  This presentation will highlight guidance as well as specific examples.

Tuesday, November 7, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Resume and Interview Hints Helpful for Obtaining Positions at Any Level
Roy Helmy, Associate Vice President, Merck & Co., Inc.
Gino Salituro, Senior Principal Scientist – PCD BA -Preclinical Development Bioanalytics, Merck & Co., Inc.
Live ONLINE workshop

Learn the secrets of locating positions. Understand the importance of how to read a job description so that you can submit an effective application. Format a resume appropriately tailored to a specific job description, generic resumes are not as effective. This workshop takes you from preparing the resume to accepting the offer by reviewing 1) writing a resume, 2) preparing for a phone screen, 3) what to expect in a typical candidate on-site interview experiences and questions, and 4) taking the time to review the offer and how to respond to the human resources and or hiring manager. This session is interactive. Come prepared with resumes, experiences to share, and questions.

Career Change – Unlocking your Potential
Reno DeBono, Ph.D., QC Manager – Analytical & Metals
EMD Electronics (Electronic Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany)
Live ON-SITE Workshop; Monday, November 13; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This workshop will provide attendees the opportunity to discover and communicate core skill sets during breakout sessions. The objective of the workshop is to help the experienced technical person to identify and win opportunities outside their current area of specialty.

  • Understanding and communicating your core skills
  • Understanding and identifying the core skills required in new careers
  • Identifying the gaps and problems of a position/company in the new area you can bring value to
  • Identifying your success stories
  • How to generalize highly specialized knowledge

A Guide to the Job Search for Young Professionals
Shelby Zangari, Ph.D.
Live ON-SITE Workshop; Tuesday, November 14; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The modern employment search is very different in 2023 than in previous years, and it can be difficult to navigate if you have never experienced the process before! In this session, we will discuss tips for how to search for job opportunities and how to tailor your resume to improve your chances of receiving a call back. We will also discuss how to prepare for the interview and make a positive impression on your future employer. You’ll receive tips and tricks from someone who has recently gone through the job hunt. Bring your resume if you are interested in receiving some feedback as well!

You must register for EAS in order to sign up for all workshops.
We hope you will be able to attend our career enhancing workshops!