[MARMAM] ECS Student workshop - Career enhancing skills only taught through experience

Toby Oliver bonono1990 at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 4 05:00:38 PST 2014

Hello students!
I'd like to announce (and give latest updates) on this year's student workshop at the European Cetacean Society conference in Liege on Saturday, the 5th of April.
“I have a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career…” - Taken
That's all well and good if you're an assassin, Liam Neeson. As a scientist however, your skills need to be a lot broader. These include the ability to communicate well, to look at the bigger picture, and handy statistical tips. They are, however, not easy to acquire and are not readily taught at schools and universities. They need to be more interactive than just reading information out of a book or through a lecture. They are only gained from experience. 
The aim of this year’s student workshop is to give students advice on enhancing these skills throughout their scientific careers – advice that can only be given by the experienced. A collection of experienced scientists will give talks on various topics (see below) and try and answer any questions the students may have.

Presenters include:
Mel Cosentino - Do's and don'ts of social networkingHanna Nuuttila - Networking at conferencesAndrew Wright - Tips and tricks on ExcelPeter Evans - Scientific writing and publishingPaddy Pomeroy - Applying for funding MORE TO BE CONFIRMED
Workshop will start in the am and go on until after lunch. Please e-mail tvrdco at st-andrews to reserve a place on the workshop.
Thank you for your attention,
Toby Rosas da Costa OliverECS Student Representative 		 	   		  
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