Science-Self-Fandom: How to promote your science and your worth
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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The ability to highlight your professional strengths, promote your work, and identify and endorse your transferable skills does not come naturally for the majority of us. But more recently, scientific institutions have begun to strengthen their efforts to diversify and expand the scientific workforce, creating and maintaining a more inclusive environment for all. In order to be seen, promotion is necessary, and self-advocacy starts with you!

Join us to learn tips for self-promotion, self-marketing, and self-branding for advancing your career. Participants will learn how to organize their educational and professional experiences (in the lab, classroom, workplace, etc.) for use during interactions across professional landscapes (interviews, LinkedIn connections, informational interviews, career fairs, etc.).

Our guest speaker, Dr. Dione (Dee) Rossiter, is a science communication, engagement, and outreach expert who has previously worked with non-profits, universities, government offices, and for-profit businesses to improve their science engagement efforts; this includes creating new and/or improving existing science communication, marketing, education, diversity, and outreach initiatives. Dee is currently the Executive Director for Science at Cal, a program that shares the excitement and relevance of UC Berkeley research with public audiences through lectures, street fairs, festivals, and more. She also works with scientists across campus to build sustainable and impactful science outreach collaborations with community and campus partners. Dee's previous positions include the Director of the Mass Media Fellowship at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Scientific Programs & Outreach Manager at the Carnegie Institution for Science. Dee received her bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and her Ph.D. from UC Santa Cruz, both in Earth & Planetary Sciences.

Additional NNLM webinar with Dr. Rossiter:

Systemic Racism in Science Communication

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct

  1. Understand the difference between degrees vs. skills
  2. Learn organizational skills for (long-term) promotion
  3. Gain awareness of non-academic environments for success (nontraditional, away from the bench, alternative careers, etc.)

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): October 20, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Platform: Webex
CE Credits: 1.50
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
This class is sponsored by Region 1.
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Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Tiffany Chavis
Technical Assistance: Rebecca Brown