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Faculty speed dating

Join us to “speed date” potential partners for Carthage Symposium! 9, in the Integrated Sciences Pavilion inside the David A. This will be our third “speed dating” event, where you can meet with other faculty from a variety of disciplines who have an interest in team-teaching.

To be eligible for the grants, community programs must partner with a UChicago faculty member.

And that’s where the Thursday afternoon “speed-dating” event came into play.

To assure that SEEDS survives to facilitate this and other programs, please note SEEDS sponsorship in your announcements and send us photos and assessments.

SEEDS You Choose and Women in Academic Medicine presented a speed-mentoring workshop focused on CV Review and Academic Advancement.

Here is a sample of the feedback: Mentees The postdocs, all engaged in basic or translation science research, met with faculty mentors for an intense hour-long set of eight-minute one-on-one sessions in which they discussed a topic of their choice related to their professional plans.

Mary Lou King, Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy and member of the SEEDS steering committee, hosted the mentoring event; more than twenty people participated.

Veronica Segarra and Maitreyi Das, both postdocs in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, thought that rotating between mentors in a timed format helped facilitate discussion.

"I've been to many networking events with faculty members before, but this was more productive and objective," Segarra said, explaining that at speed networking you don't have to spend a lot of time "breaking the ice" but can just "get down to business." Das added that "the one-on-one interaction really helps, because you can be open and candid about what you want to ask." Postdocs consulted with faculty about their CVs, grant proposals, and presentations.

Afterward, all attendees could meet each other during a social hour. The greatest benefit is to meet with younger faculty. I really enjoyed it and thought it was immensely valuable. How to forward your career with through grants, promotion & tenure, & CVs.

Do you think this type of event is useful to faculty? Event helped to understand new faculty especially resident track faculty such as individuals in our own labs. What is one thing you are planning to do as a result of this event? Overall assessments All participants would recommend speed mentoring to their colleagues.

Prepare for grant application way before the deadline. Many participants noted that they were energized: one called it feeling "zinged." What would you change about this event?