AAPS Career Planning Workshop


Scientists at every career stage are navigating an uncertain job market today. Join AAPS to discuss how you can identify and then achieve your next career step. Over three days, experts will discuss the interview skills that today’s academic and industry leaders expect in candidates, what today’s CVs should include, and how you can convey your skills and your ability to help your future employer achieve their goals. You’ll also have a chance to pose your questions to experts and mentors working in pharmaceutical science today. Then, participate in an online job fair, and make contact with hiring managers who are looking for someone like you!

Registration Information 

Registration Type Entire Series Each Session
Member $0.00 $0.00
Non-Member $180 $70
Student Member $0.00 $0.00

Not a member? Join now! Regular Membership starts at $175, and Student Membership starts at $40.


Cancellations must be submitted to AAPS in writing by June 1, 2020 and faxed to +1.703. 243.5582 or sent via email to [email protected].

Cancellation requests received by this date will be refunded less a $100 administrative fee for members and non-members, and $50 for student registrants. Refunds will not be issued for requests received after May 29th.

AAPS thanks the volunteers on the Career Development Committee for planning this event!

Maggie McMullen (Chair)

Aktham Aburub, Ph.D., Eli Lilly and Company

Brain Dow, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Dossier Integrator

Joanne Gehas, Fortune Personnel Consultants of Raleigh  

Karina Kwok, Ph.D., Charles River Laboratories

Amy Lavelle, Ph.D., PPD-Richmind, VA

Lauren Stevenson, Ph.D., Immunologix Laboratories

Li Xiong, Ph.D., Merck and Co Inc.

Agenda Highlight  

June 1 -- Starting Out or Mid-career, Story is Key to Your Success!

David Otey


One of PharmSci 360's favorite speakers will help you:

  • Answer open-ended interview questions by always keeping their story in mind
  • Gain the interviewer's trust by knowing their role in the company’s story
  • Focus on the results you can bring to a prospective employer

June 2 -- Moving your Urgent Ideas Forward: Clear Communication for Online Meetings and Presentations

Lisa Scott

Will help you:
  • Use an effective communication style during uncertain times
  • Exercise specific emotional intelligence principles to keep team members engaged and productive
  • Use certain vocal strategies to deliver your messages more clearly online
  • Use specific verbal strategies to communicate important information effectively

June 3 -- Imagining Creative Pathways to Your Future Career

Presented in collaboration with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), you'll:

  • Identify one opportunity to apply your personal and professional competencies beyond your prior career experience
  • Refresh your CV and interview strategy
  • Gain insight into academic job searches

June 4 -- Online Career Fair (No fee to participate!)