Derek Haseltine, M.Ed., director of Research Career Development & co-director of the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, served as one of our 2011 guest speakers for National Postdoc Appreciation Week. His presentation, "Re-Energize Your Career," provided an overview of how to be best prepared for the next steps in your career.

View Derek Haseltine's presentation "Re-Energize Your Career"

A summary of the talk follows:


"There are many stresses associated with working in an academic biomedical research lab. Between working furiously to design experiments that best address your research question and constantly poring over and analyzing data, your time can often be stretched thin. With such intense demands, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture - your career!

As we pause to celebrate the achievements of our country’s postdoctoral workforce during this year’s National Postdoc Appreciation Week, we also invite you to take a step back and reflect on your own career. Join Derek Haseltine, Director, Research Career Development & Co-director, Office of Postdoctoral Scholars, University of Maryland School of Medicine, as he introduces simple tips and tricks that you can immediately employ to further enhance your current and future career prospects. Among the topics to be covered are:

  • Succeeding in a competitive job market – attaining careers in an academic environment or in careers beyond the bench
  • Giving your CV (or resume) a much-needed facelift
  • Enhancing your visibility
  • Polishing your professional image

Derek will provide concrete examples and answer audience questions, all to help you get motivated and energized for your next career moves."