Tips for Crafting an Effective Abstract
Do not submit a scientific abstract, but rather an advertisement highlighting your skill sets, experience and research interests as an industry or government candidate. The abstract is expected to include similar content that one would include in a cover letter for an industry or government position, but formatted as a standalone abstract. Keep it concise and digestible, as there is a strict 200-word limit. A catchy title is also encouraged for submission.
During the Poster Session
Presenters will be expected to bring a poster no larger than 46 inches (width) x 46 inches (height). It is expected that all posters will have industry or government laboratory relevance. Candidates should be prepared to provide high-level discussions of their work/expertise as well as their motivation for pursuing a career in industry or a government laboratory. All presenters are encouraged to bring extra copies of their resume and business cards to the poster session. Remember that the impact of your poster happens during and after the poster session.
Tips for Crafting an Effective Poster
The poster is expected to be an advertisement of you as a candidate. An effective poster will highlight your skill sets and experience while grabbing the attention of the recruiters. Recruiters may have several (or more) candidates they plan to meet, so large pictures and easily digestible content are desirable. Format and layout are critical to getting your message across. Never use less than 24 pt font and make sure all of the main points are at eye level. Creativity is highly encouraged as you prepare your poster.
If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact the organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.