Mentoring, Webinars and Workshops

SSA hosts webinars, workshops and mentoring sessions for our community.

These upcoming one-hour virtual events are complimentary for SSA members.

If you are not currently a member of SSA, please join here.

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Write a Successful Grant Proposal
Tuesday, 3 October from 10-11 AM Pacific – Members Register Here

Writing effective proposals is key to advancement and the funding of your research. Bring your questions to our panel of successful grant and proposal writers. The session will begin with a large group discussion followed by small group breakout rooms.

• Luciana Astiz, National Science Foundation
• Matt Fouch, Samara/Data
• Debi Kilb, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
• Will Levandowski, Tetra Tech
• Nori Nakata, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Convert your CV into a Resume for Industry and Government Roles
Wednesday, 25 October from 11 AM-Noon Pacific – Members Register Here
Instructor: Alaina G. Levine (Career Coach)

You may already have a curriculum vita with your publications, experience and roles…but now, you’re considering applying for jobs in industry and government — What do you do? How do you convert this record of your achievements into an incredible marketing document that gets you job interviews?

In this webinar, career coach Alaina G. Levine will teach the step-by-step method you can use to produce a strong, value-packed résumé that tells the full truth about your expertise. This webinar will cover how to clearly showcase your skills and problem-solving abilities using the language of industry.

Whether you are considering an industry or government role now or in the future, learn tactics to concisely share how you will help a company succeed. By doing so, you will get interviews! And note: this webinar is especially useful for non-native English speakers, as we will address some of the language issues that are encountered when pivoting towards a career in industry and government.

Q & A: Applying to Work for the U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, November 8 from 11-11:45 AM Pacific – Members Register Here

Learn about the application process and requirements to work for USGS!

Alicia Gomez (USGS HR Specialist) and Brian Shiro (Deputy Director – USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center) will be available to answer your questions and share advice on applying to work for USGS.

As the science arm of the Department of the Interior, the USGS brings an array of earth, water, biological, and mapping data and expertise to bear in support of decision-making on environmental, resource, and public safety issues.

PhD Program Advising
Tuesday, 14 November from 9-10 AM Pacific – Members Register Here

Choosing a PhD program is a big decision; Our panel of mentors is here to help! You will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice on choosing a PhD program that is right for you. The session will begin with a large group discussion followed by small group breakout rooms.

• Andreas Fichtner, ETH Zurich
• Jessie Saunders, Caltech
• Rhiannon Vieceli, Sandia National Laboratories
• Hongfeng Yang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong