Our virtual networking event on Sept 16th was a great success with a mix of new and familiar faces, and we had an informative discussion about career and professional development opportunities available online through ACS and other organizations. Thanks to everyone for contributing to the discussion and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
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ACS members have access to personal career consulting services, including general career advice, resume reviews, and mock interviews, as well as weekly online office hours on Thursdays from 11 am – 12 pm CT (register at the link above).
The ACS Leadership Development System has several free e-learning courses focusing on core leadership skills, with additional instructor facilitated courses to help build leadership competencies.
LinkedIn Learning was discussed as a training resource for those who have access, especially for business leadership and introductory programming and data science courses. ACS members should have received an email with an offer for free LinkedIn Learning access until the end of 2020 as a member benefit. The sign-up deadline is the end of September, so act soon if you want to take advantage of this offer.
Cheeky Scientist also offers training and focused resource groups for scientists with advanced degrees looking to grow their career. The advice from one of our participants was to follow their Facebook page to see what they offer before diving in.