Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Bill Lindstaedt, MS

Consultant, STEM PhD Career Development
Co-Investigator, Collections Project, Professional Development Hub

Join us for this professional development workshop during Graduate Student Appreciation Week!

Interviewing for a job requires candidates to concisely and effectively communicate their fit. This workshop covers interview basics to ensure that you align your unique talents with the skills and experience companies seek.

After attending this 90-minute skill-building workshop, you will leave with a set of frameworks that will help you respond effectively to the most common questions asked of PhD-level candidates when they interview for positions in industry, government, and non-profit settings. You will improve your ability to respond to opening and closing interview scenarios, questions about your interpersonal and teamwork skills, and tough and awkward questions. Additionally, for those interested in moving into industry positions, we will discuss tips for tailoring your job talk to an industry setting.

The principles in this workshop are applicable for jobs in biotech and pharma, as well as many other types of non-faculty roles such as those in government, nonprofit, and more.

If you’d like to attend this workshop virtually, reach out to Alicia Roy.

About the Speaker

Bill Lindstaedt has been helping scientists and engineers launch successful careers for 30 years. From 2001-2023, he supported the career development needs of PhD students, postdocs and their faculty mentors at UCSF. In his career counseling practice, he has developed particular expertise working with biomedical scientists as they transition from academic positions to careers in the biotech/pharma sector. While at UCSF, Bill co-authored Science's "myIDP", a web-based career development tool which has been used by more that 300,000 scientists and is recommended by dozens of graduate and postdoctoral programs around the country. Recently retired from UCSF, he now serves as co-Investigator on an NIH-funded initiative to build STEM PhD professional development resources across institutions. Additionally, he serves as a contracted career consultant with the Academic Programs Office at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and with Emory University's Office of Postdoctoral Education.


*There will not be food served at this event.


April 3, 2024
10:30am-12:00pm PDT
107 A/B

Graduate Student Appreciation Week was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students and is a nationally recognized event that celebrates the invaluable contributions that graduate students make in their communities.
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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.