Professional Development Summit

 

oSTEM's Professional Development Summit is an all-expense-paid intimate career retreat weekend, aimed to empower early career LGBTQ+ professionals in STEM through introspective workshops, authentic mentorship, and supportive community. Attendees will have the opportunity to clarify their career goals, define their vision of success, and extend their networks of peers and mentors graciously provided by our Organizational Advisory Council.

Successful applicants will be LGBTQ+ early career professionals or graduate students who demonstrate a proven track-record in a STEM career via education, research or work experience. Graduate students will be expected to have completed an internship, REU, or equivalent work experience. Preference will be given to oSTEM members or alumni.

The Professional Development Summit will take place over the weekend of March 3 to 5, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wi.

oSTEM, as part of the all-expenses-paid, will cover flights, accommodation, meals, and airport-hotel transportation in Milwaukee.

Application Details

This application has four (4) essay questions and requires a resume/CV, optional transcript and optional letter of reference from a direct supervisor. The essay questions are as follows:

  1. What are you hoping to gain by attending the oSTEM Professional Development Summit?
  2. PDS attendees will be sorted into cohorts to create opportunities for mentoring and network building. What unique perspective will you bring to your cohort?
  3. What's one moment or accomplishment that made you feel really confident? What were you doing, and what part of it brought you the most joy?
  4. What are your short term (~3 years) and long term (5+ years) career goals?

General Details

  • Application Opens: Opens October 31st!
  • Application Closes: December 9th, 11:59PM Pacific Time
  • Format: Professional Retreat, In-Person, Milwaukee, Mi
  • Dates: Friday, March 3- Sunday, March 5, 2023

Applications for 2023 are now open!

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