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Job Hunting in Industry Part I: Overview

Instructor Contact Information

Bill Lindstaedt, MS
Director, Office of Career and Professional Development
UC San Francisco
513 Parnassus Avenue, S-140
San Francisco, CA  94143
(415) 502-2422
bill.lindstaedt@ucsf.edu

Objectives

Following this workshop, you will be able to: 

Participants: This course is designed for postdocs and GSRAs.

Course summary
Getting a research-oriented job in industry can be a competitive process, unique in many ways from other types of job searches. In this 90-minute session, you will learn strategies for approaching the industry job search, creating effective application materials, making connections with decision-makers in industry, and utilizing your network.

The instructor is Bill Lindstaedt, Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development at UC San Francisco, where he assists graduate-level trainees and postdoctoral research scientists with career and professional development issues. Bill has developed particular expertise working with UCSF’s scientists as they transition from academic to non-academic careers.

Bill began his own career as a chemical engineer, later moving into the career counseling field after completing a Master's degree in the Counseling Psychology and Higher Education Departments at Indiana University.  He has written career-related pieces for the Boston Globe, the Indianapolis Star and Science’s careers site. His insights have been featured in job market articles in the New York Times, Science Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and Newsweek.