Member Center: Professional Development

MONDAY
 
 
   12:15 p.m. Professional Development – “Welcome to AVS Overview” Lunch* (Room A111-112)
 
Moderator: Charles R. “Chip”, Jr., Naval Research Lab

Wonder about the Mission and Vision of AVS?
Want to know how to get involved?
Would you like to hear from AVS members and leaders?
 
Then, come learn about the benefits and opportunities of YOUR newest Professional Society! This “Welcome to AVS!” event will introduce you to the mission, vision and organization of AVS as well as highlight its major activities
 
  • Publications Editor-in-Chief: Eray Aydil
  • Symposia and Conferences Chair: Jim Fitz-Gerald
  • Education Chair: Tim Gessert
  • Membership Chair: Dave Surman
  • Chapters, Divisions and Groups Chair: Vin Smentkowski
  • Professional Development Chair: Bridget Rogers 

Come hear about the benefits now available to you as an AVS member – both at the symposium this week and throughout the whole year! Meet with key leaders in AVS and find out how you can get involved!

Welcome!  We’re really glad you’re here and we want you to stay.

   3:00 p.m. Professional Development – Speed Networking for Young Professionals (Room A111-112)
 
Moderator: Angela Klink, AVS Member Services Administrator

First time attending an AVS event?
Need to polish up your elevator speech?
 
Come join us for this fun and fast-paced networking event designed to provide you with a unique and fun opportunity to share your goals for this symposium and get to know your fellow conference attendees. During this session, you will move from table to table and discuss your technical and personal interests. After the initial meet and greet, you will have the opportunity to network with those who have similar interests or career paths. The speed networking dynamic this creates also helps attendees, including introverts, break the ice more easily. Don’t miss out on this chance to make new contacts and turn it into a lasting connection!


 


 

TUESDAY
 
 
   10:00 a.m. Professional Development-“Modern Job Searching Process” with Lisa Balbes (Room A111-112)

Finding a new job or career can seem overwhelming, but this workshop will help you take control of your professional destiny.
Learn how to turn your education, experience, and skills into compelling draws for potential employers. The presenter will discuss all aspects of job searching, from online job boards to Instagram to interviews. Tips for successful interviewing will also be provided, including how to answer behavioral-based questions; how to tackle video interviews; and how to effectively negotiate job offers. Join us to gain valuable insight into this essential topic!
 
 
   12:15 p.m. Professional Development-Job Information Forum and Lunch* (Room A111-112)

Moderators: Heather Canavan, University of New Mexico, and Susan Burkett, The University of Alabama

Come have lunch and learn about several different career paths open to the AVS community. Panelists from a wide variety of
science-based careers will provide an overview of what they do, how they got to where they are, their tips for success, and much more. Time will be reserved to enable the panelists to answer questions from the audience.
 
Panelists:
Dr. Sean Jones, Deputy Division Director, National Science Foundation
Prof. Stefan Zollner, Department Head, Department of Physics, New Mexico State University

 
   2:00 p.m. Professional Development-“Modern Resumes and CVs” with Lisa Balbes (Room A111-112)
 
Do you know the difference between a resume and a CV? Do you know which to use when applying for which type of job?
(Hint: For a government position, the answer is neither!) This workshop will review current best practices and trends for
writing both resumes and CVs, highlighting their similarities and differences as well as which information to include AND omit
in each. Don’t miss what surely will be a lively discussion on this crucial component of any job search!

   3:30 p.m. Professional Development-SIGN UP:** “One-on-One Career Expert Advice” with Lisa Balbes (Career Center Booth #146)

Need advice on how to handle a tricky situation at work? Wondering how to move up the career ladder or negotiate a salary
increase? Or are you attending the career fair, and want to get an expert opinion on your current resume or CV? What about
practicing some interview questions with a real interviewer? Any career-related question you have can be discussed in a one-on-one,15-minute session with our career expert** who will provide personalized career advice on the subject(s) of your choosing.

**Times for these sessions are limited and are granted on a first-come, first serve basis while onsite at the AVS Symposium.
  A sign-up sheet will be available in the Member Center.
 


WEDNESDAY

   9:00 a.m.
Professional Development-– One hour with the National Academies: From Manufacturing Innovation to Quantum Computing (Room A111-112)
 
Moderator: Erik Svedberg, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Join us for a one hour event where the National Materials and Manufacturing Board, hosted by the MSTG, will recap two recent
workshops held in D.C. and look at the DoD’s long-term participation in the Manufacturing Innovation Institutes that were initiated in 2012 with the national accelerator for additive manufacturing (AM) and 3D printing (3DP), America Makes. We will also discuss the Domestic Manufacturing Capabilities for Quantum-Enabled Systems and their Emerging Needs and ongoing studies.


 

   10:00 a.m. Professional Development-– SIGN UP:** “One-on-One Career Expert Advice” with Lisa Balbes (Career Center Booth #146)

Need advice on how to handle a tricky situation at work? Wondering how to move up the career ladder or negotiate a salary
increase? Or are you attending the career fair, and want to get an expert opinion on your current resume or CV? What about
practicing some interview questions with a real interviewer? Any career-related question you have can be discussed in a one-on-one,15-minute session with our career expert** who will provide personalized career advice on the subject(s) of your choosing.
 
**Times for these sessions are limited and are granted on a first-come, first serve basis while onsite at the AVS Symposium.
A sign-up sheet will be available in the Member Center.

 

   12:30 p.m. Professional Development-“Keeping Current and Connected” Lunch* with Lisa Balbes (Room A111-112)

This session will include up-to-the-minute tips and tricks for making the best professional use of social media. For example, did
you know that most employers will conduct a social media background check before making an offer of employment? How
should you prepare? What online resources can you use to advance your career? How can you get the most out of professional
tools like LinkedIn? And how can you use your online brand to enhance your offline interactions? Come find out!

 

   2:30 p.m. Professional Development-SIGN UP:** “One-on-One Career Expert Advice” with Lisa Balbes (Career Center Booth #146)

Moderator: Amy Walker, University of Texas, Dallas

Need advice on how to handle a tricky situation at work? Wondering how to move up the career ladder or negotiate a salary
increase? Or are you attending the career fair, and want to get an expert opinion on your current resume or CV? What about
practicing some interview questions with a real interviewer? Any career-related question you have can be discussed in a one-on-one,15-minute session with our career expert** who will provide personalized career advice on the subject(s) of your choosing.

**Times for these sessions are limited and are granted on a first-come, first serve basis while onsite at the AVS Symposium.
A sign-up sheet will be available in the Member Center.


 

THURSDAY
 
 
   12:30 p.m. Professional Development  - Writers Workshop and Lunch* (Room A111-112)
 
Moderator: Charles R. “Chip” Eddy, Jr, , Naval Research Laboratory
 
Have lunch with editors of AVS journals to learn how the technical publication process works, what they look for in a quality
submission, and hear their suggestions on getting published. Time will be reserved to answer all your questions.

Panelists:
  • Eray Aydil, AVS Editor-in-Chief
  • Sally McArthur, Editor, Biointerphases
  • Philippe Bouyer, Editor, AVS Quantum Science
 

   3:00 p.m.
Professional Development-“XPS for the Non-Analyst: Curve Fitting the Good, the Bad and the Awful”
(Room A111-112)

Moderator: Kateryna Artyushkova, Physical Electronics

Surface characterization methods, such as XPS, are becoming more commonly used in multidisciplinary environments where
researchers use information from multiple technologies, but are not experts in all of them. Fitting of XPS spectra is often used
to extract chemical and compositional information. Unfortunately published papers increasingly appear with the data inappropriately fit and/or reported in multiple ways. This session is targeted to the XPS non-expert and will provide examples of what many novice users are getting wrong and advice on both appropriate fitting of spectra and also the reporting of how XPS data has been. One objective of the workshop is to enable you to identify the “bad” data that appears in the literature.

Panelists:
  • Matt Linford, Brigham Young University
  • Peter Sherwood, University of Washington
  • Jeff Terry, Illinois Institute of Technology


*While Supplies Last