2016 AM 500x150  

Career Development Programming at the 2016 AAPS Annual Meeting

Collaborate & Communicate to Integrate Into a Team  

Call for Proposals | Mentoring Breakfast | Career Fair | Resume Review 

Propose your session now at www.aaps.org/AMSubmit16!
(Site opens Friday, June 17th)

Submission deadline is July 15th! 

AAPS will offer career development sessions to pharmaceutical scientists during the upcoming 2016 AAPS Annual Meeting (Denver, November 13-17). The goal of this year’s career development program is to help participants develop skills in collaboration and communication, giving them the experience and tools they need to demonstrate that they are the team players and team leaders that human resources professionals and top-level management are seeking. Successful proposals will present training on one of the topics listed below.

When you submit your proposal, you’ll need to provide:

  • A proposed title.
  • An exciting, engaging description of no more than 200 words that tells participants why your presentation should matter to them.
  • Two-three objectives that answer the question: What will a participant leave this session knowing?
  • A biography of no more than 200 words for the lead speaker that emphasizes their experience working in a team environment.

Your proposal must help participants grow in ONE of the following areas.

As a Team Leader—Team leaders are able to manage conflict, build consensus, and inspire teams to greater success. Sessions in this topic will focus on at least one of these areas:

  • Inspiring others
  • Mentoring/coaching
  • Conflict resolution
  • Reaching a compromise
  • Collaborating 
  • Leading a team
  • Managing up
  • First-time management 

As a Team PlayerTeam players make the whole team more effective by managing their own behavior. Sessions in this topic will focus on at least one of these areas: 

  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Self-motivation
  • Communication in lab environment
  • Project management
  • Flexibility
  • Accountability
  • Developing business acumen

Mentoring Breakfast

Date: Monday, November 14th 
Time: 7:00-8:30 am
Location: TBD—check back for updates!

Are you a student interested in gaining career advice from a seasoned scientist? Or, are you a professional with words of advice to pass along to students and emerging professionals? If you fit in either category, please join us at the Mentoring Breakfast to engage in informal, one-on-one conversation related to career development and, if desired, to find an appropriate mentor-mentee match. No sign-up needed; breakfast will be served!

Career Fair and Job Boards

Visit us on the expo floor! The schedule is as follows:

 Monday, November 14, 2016 8:30 am–5:00 pm 
 Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:30 am–5:00 pm
 Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:30 am–1:30 pm 


Resume Review

Hours are on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00am-5:00pm in the Expo Hall!