Coming to a College or University Near You!!
The BEST consortium is proud to present the BEST Roadshow. All of our 17 institutions have tested numerous workshops at their school. By using student surveys and interview they have learned what works and what doesn’t. Now they are ready to take the workshops on the road!
You can sort each workshop by category. Browse our online catalog below and let us know if you are interested in having any of the workshops at your school. The cost of the roadshow could include travel expenses and/or an honorarium. If your career office is like most and operates on a very tight budget; you will be pleased to know that many of the institutions can offer advice for giving inexpensive workshops. In fact, you can request PowerPoint Slides for a handful of these workshops.
Details will be decided upon by the roadshow presenter and the roadshow host. Within each flyer is information pertinent to that particular workshop.
Either select a category below or view the whole category by scrolling down.
Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) is our mission and the Birkman Method is one tool we have experimented with and have found to be very powerful to help trainees and faculty on [...]
Almost all scientists have to cope with failure at some point. Despite the pain of every failed experiment and rejection, we somehow move forward. I have been thinking about this since my first [...]
The Elevator Pitch Competition is a presented is given as a three-part series. The first two one-hour sessions, Building Your Brand and Perfecting Your Pitch, trainees are taught how to give an [...]
This workshop exposes participants to techniques like improvisation, physical and vocal exercises, and incorporates multiple presentation assignments to help them find their scientific voice when [...]
In efforts to centralize science communication training at UCI, our BEST program supports the student-led Science Communications group (Brews & Brains) and funds a 10-wk course that helps [...]
Individual Development Plan and Speed Mentoring (20 trainees/10 faculty members) Before the session, trainees complete their IDP. For the first 30 minutes, trainees pair, learn how to distill two [...]
Stories are memorable. Stories connect people. In this session, participants will learn skills to incorporate stories into their science communication, to help people engage with and connect with [...]
I Met Somebody New, Now What? You may be thinking, “Sure, I’m not so bad at networking and meeting new people, but what do I do after I meet them?” In this session, we will talk about what you [...]
A case-based workshop for trainees and/or faculty. Many Ph.D. trainees are unaware of careers options available to them. Moreover, once identifying a career goal, many are uncertain as to what [...]