Industry Research Seminar
Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Tracy Costello, PhD


Preparing a résumé that successfully navigates the hurdles of applicant tracking systems, human resource representatives, and hiring managers is essential to an effective and intentional job search.

This workshop will bring all these components together in the larger framework of a job search, with a particular focus on an impactful résumé structure and how to craft meaningful descriptions of skill sets targeted to specific job postings.

You’ll leave the session understanding:

  • The broad overview of the preparation of job application materials for non-academic careers
  • How to successfully navigate applicant-tracking systems through careful preparation of résumés and additional documents
  • How to dissect a job description
  • A broad template structure of attention-getting résumés and resources for crafting impactful résumé bullets

About the Speaker

Tracy Costello, PhD, is currently the director of postdoctoral affairs and graduate student development at the University of South Florida. She earned her doctorate in biomathematics and biostatistics and human and molecular genetics from The University of Texas MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston. During her postdoctoral training at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Costello served as the chair of her local postdoc association and on the National Postdoctoral Association board of directors, and subsequently transitioned to staff positions in academia and industry. She has provided career development workshops and keynotes for numerous universities, professional societies, and nonprofits through her consultancy, She also serves as the executive coach for STEMPeers, and serves as a reviewer on study sections for both the NIH and the NSF.


March 7, 2023
1:00-2:30pm PST

Offered by Gladstone’s Postdoctoral and Graduate Student Education and Research Development Affairs, the Industry Research Seminar is designed to help postdoctoral scholars, graduate students, and scientific staff with the skills and resources to successfully transition into an industry position.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Gladstone, we are committed to providing events and professional development activities that resonate with our community’s diverse members. Our goal is to develop creative programming that encompasses a wide variety of ideas and perspectives to inspire, educate, and engage with everyone within our walls.

We want to effect positive change through our events and activities by providing a platform for discussions on important topics related to increasing diversity and inclusiveness in the sciences.