Date: June 8, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT, Check your time zone!
Pre-Registration Required by June 4, 2021

This workshop will discuss the culture of industry, what it takes to be successful in that sector, and how careers in industry can differ from careers in academia.  It will help you prepare for knowing what to expect and what steps to take before making the change, and will also provide tips on how to conduct an effective job search in industry. 

The session will begin with a presentation from a professional career consultant, followed by panelists with diverse careers who have undergone this transition that will talk about their careers and what they have learned along the way.

Who Should Attend

This session is intended for a broad audience, and is open to people at all career levels who are interested in gaining valuable insight into this type of career transition.


Lisa Balbes 
Balbes Consultants LLC

Lisa Balbes, PhD, has been running Balbes Consultants LLC for almost 30 years. She is a career consultant and internationally invited workshop presenter, with expertise in career development for scientists


David Carr
Advanced Research Specialist
3M Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory

Lucille A. Giannuzzi
L.A. Giannuzzi & Associates LLC

Robyn Goacher
Senior Analytical Chemist
Materion Corporation


Have an Idea for a Professional Development Talk?

We welcome suggestions for future Professional Development topics. Please email suggestions to Angela Klink, AVS Member Services Administrator, angela@avs.org.

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