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Job Talks

October 6, 2021 - 8:00am to 10:30am
Shoba Subramanian, Ph.D.

In this session, we will discuss best practices of a STEM job talk to positively influence interview outcomes. Specifically, attendees will learn how to-

  • Craft a tailored talk and slide deck to engage the audience
  • Convey their scientific value and future potential aligned with the job ad
  • Blend in transferrable skills seamlessly within the talk

Speaker Bio: Dr. Shoba Subramanian is the Director of Curriculum and Educational Initiatives at the University of Michigan Medical School. In her current role, she uses scientific approaches for curriculum innovation while also leading the Career and Professional Development team at the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.  Additionally, she leads a project to understand mentoring practices in the biomedical graduate and postdoctoral education. Prior to Michigan, Dr. Subramanian was Assistant Department Head for Graduate Affairs at the Department of Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and an Assistant Teaching Professor, where she served on leadership in undergraduate, masters, and PhD programs from 2011-17. In the past decade, she has founded and taught several science courses alongside many professional skills courses, program series, and workshops. At CMU, she was recipient of two faculty education fellowship awards. At Michigan she is an inaugural RISE fellow and is fellow PI on the NSF’s IGE grant. Shoba earned her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from CMU and completed postdoctoral training at the University of California in San Francisco and at CMU.


Additional small-group mentoring sessions will be available by invitation to RUA-eligible registrants after these sessions. Apply early to be considered for these bonus sessions.

Application Deadline: October 4, 2021