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[Updated] A Career Development Workshop for Ph.D. Students and Postdocs at USNC/TAM 2018

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18th U.S. National Congress for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics – Jointly Organized with the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Thursday, June 7A Career Development Workshop for Ph.D. Students and Postdocs, 4:30 – 6:00 pm. 


This workshop aims to offer a forum to provide senior Ph.D. students and postdocs with information on various topics of academic/industrial career development, including but not limited to resume preparation, decoration of cover letter, tips in phone interview, how to prepare onsite talk, how to negotiate offer, how to set up your new lab or start your new position in a startup, and etc.  Many senior people from a range of diverse sectors will serve as panelists to share their valuable experiences and talk about their perspectives.  By attending this workshop, you will have opportunities to interact directly with our panelists, and learn what employers expect from you at a career fair, how to engage employers to have the best chance of moving forward in the interview process, and so on.

Time: 16:30-18:00, June 7th. Room: Florence, Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago, IL USA

Confirmed panelists include:

H. Eliot Fang, Manager of Solid Mechanics Department, Sandia National Laboratories



Mark Fleming, Principal Engineer, Caulfield Engineering


 Guy GeninHarold and Kathleen Faught Professor Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis




James Saal, Manager of Technology, QuesTek Innovations LLC

Wenbin Yu, Chief Technology Officer, Analyswift LLC (also Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University) 


Sulin Zhang, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics and Bioengineering, Pennsylvania State University



Workshop Organizers:

Allison Beese (Pennsylvania State University,

Ying Li (University of Connecticut,

Jin Qian (Zhejiang University,

Xiaoding Wei (Peking University,

Weisheng Zhang (Dalian University of Technology,

Yihui Zhang (Tsinghua University,


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