The second of two new additions to our pre-conference series, the ERN team presented a webinar designed to help students and others interested in industry careers gain an understanding of the industry landscape, what technical and business skills are needed to be successful in industry, and steps to prepare for industry careers. The webinar aimed to provide information on job search strategies, crafting a competitive resume and application, and interview tips. The presenter hoped to share insight into industry workplace culture and strategies for promotion and lateral movement opportunities within a company. Finally, the presenter wanted to highlight how she has leveraged her industry background and expertise to create her own personal brand and consulting firm.
The webinar took place Monday, November 5, 2018 from 2:00PM to 3:15PM EDT.
Sign up for the webinar is available here.
A recording of the webinar with subtitles is available here: https://youtu.be/opGfGX5BYDo
The slides are now available here: DrQ Tips for Successful Industry Careers 11-5-18
Additional resources provided by Dr. Qualls include:
The webinar is NOT exclusive to ERN Conference participants and we welcome all students who are interested in the subject matter to join the webinar.
This webinar was presented by:
Marquita M. Qualls, PhD
Marquita M. Qualls, PhD is a chemist by training, but a true leader at heart. With over 25 years of leadership experience in consulting, coaching, and motivating people in a range of leadership and professional development areas, Dr. Qualls possesses the rare combination of strong technical ability and impressive soft skills. As a scientist, she has a gift for listening to what’s not being said and asking probing questions to arrive at solutions. Her technical side drives an ability to gather perspectives and analyze feedback, while at the same time connecting with people and guiding them towards achieving results. This has enabled her to function and make seamless transitions between the scientific and non-technical worlds.
Dr. Qualls holds a BS and PhD in chemistry from Tennessee State University and Purdue University, respectively. She founded Entropia Consulting, a management consulting firm with expertise in the areas of Leadership and Professional Development to assist individuals and organizations achieve their full potential.