Student and post-doc attendees are encouraged to arrive Sunday morning (6/10) so they will be able to attend the optional pre-conference workshops. Most workshops will be interactive with panels featuring grad students, local industry members, and professors. Pre-conference workshops will be held from 1 PM to 4PM and will focus on three areas: Careers in Academia, Careers in Industry, and Succeeding in Graduate School.
Tentative workshops talks are:
Tips for applying to academic positions
Effective presentation techniques
Grant and proposal writing
Career path options
How to get a job
How to transition to industry
Outreach and mentoring
Safety culture in research
Balancing life in grad school
Interest for pre-conference workshops will be indicated on registration. Final pre-conference workshops are subject to change due to interest of attendees and availability of presenters.
Optional pre-conference activities will be held on Sunday evening (6/10). Participation in official pre-conference activities will require sign-up as a part of registration as some activities will have a small fee.
Saint Paul Saints game (4:15-9 pm)
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden Tour (4:30-6:30 pm)
Surly Brewery Tour (4:30-6 pm)
Stone Arch Bridge Tour (4:30-6 pm)
Bowling night (8-10 pm)