Student Career and Professional Development Day
Hosted by Farzan Sasangohar and Logan Clark, Student Affairs Committee Chairs
Student Career and Professional Development Day at the HFES Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for students to focus on career preparation, job seeking, and transition. The day will be packed with helpful information and activities targeted at today’s students and tomorrow’s HF/E professionals.
The program will be followed by a Student Reception (see details in the schedule below), which has a separate registration. Please click here to register for the reception.
Friday, October 2, 2020
All times indicated in Pacific and Eastern Time Zones
8:00 AM PDT
11:00 AM EDT
Human Factors in Practice: Past and Future Directions
Chair: Farzan Sasangohar, Texas A&M University
Panelists: Nancy Cooke (Arizona State University), Kermit Davis (University of Cincinnati), Robert Proctor (Purdue university)
In this session, the panelists (including two past presidents of HFES) will discuss how the field of HF/E has evolved over time and share their vision for the future and applications of HF/E in the post-COVID era.
9:00 AM PDT
12:00 PM EDT
Break | HFE Resume/CV Clinic
9:30 AM PDT
12:30 PM EDT
Job-Seeking and Preparing for a Career in Human Factors
Chair: Teerachart Soratana
Co-Chair: Kamolnat Tabattanon, University of Michigan
Panelists: Jackie Cha (Clemson University), Patricia DeLucia (Rice University), Jessica Tran (Microsoft), Valerie Byxbe (Rockwell Collins)
This session aims to provide students with guidance and suggestions on preparing for a career in Human Factors and Ergonomics. Panelists from academia and industry will share their experience and insights related to the academic and industrial job-seeking process.
10:30 AM PDT
1:30 PM EDT
Break | HFE Writing Clinic
12:00 PM PDT
2:00 PM EDT
Transitioning from Student to Professional
Chair: Nade Liang, Purdue University
Panelists: Isis Chong (Amgen), Jordan Hill (Indiana University), Katherina Jurewicz (Oklahoma State University), Dustin Sounders (Clemson University)
Making the transition from student to professional can be challenging! In this interactive session, early-career panelists from both academia and industry will discuss their transitions and provide hands-on strategies to facilitate this paradigm shift.
12:00 PM PDT
3:00 PM EDT
Break | Mindfulness/Relaxation Clinic
12:30 PM PDT
3:30 PM EDT
This year's reception includes a town hall with past, present, and future presidents of HFES (Panelists: Drs. Susan Hallbeck, Peter Hancock, Christopher Reid), Student Member with Honors and Student Chapter Awards, and a speed networking session with HFES leadership, as well as academic and industry professionals (Chair: Karanvir Panesar; Co-Chair: Na Du).