Young Professional Events

TMS2019 offers a number of activities and events designed to meet the specific needs of young professionals, aged 40 and under, working in the minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering fields.

Meet-a-Mentor Event

Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Lonestar Ballroom B

Seasoned professionals representing a combination of academic, government, and industry backgrounds will lead small discussion groups of young professionals and students who are beginning their professional materials science and engineering careers. Deadline to register is March 4, 2019. 

Preparing a Winning Application Package Workshop

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Mission A
Instructors: Mohsen Asle Zaeem, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines; Additional instructors to be announced
Sponsored by: TMS Young Professionals Committee

In this workshop, instructors from a national laboratory, university, and industry will share their experiences in obtaining and/or recruiting entry-level positions (postdocs, tenure-track faculty positions, etc.) and help guide the young professional on their journey from recent graduate to career professional.

Topics will include:

  • How to find the position that fits your interests and expertise
  • The effect of networking and how to create your network
  • What needs to be included in your cover letter, research and teaching statements, and diversity statement for a faculty position
  • The key differences between academic, industry, and national lab application packages
  • Hands-on experience on modifying application packages

To make the most of your time in the hands-on session, the instructors recommend that you prepare a sample application package in advance and bring it with you to this session. Limited seating will be available for this event. Please reserve your space through the event RSVP form.

TMS Young Professional Committee Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Bowie ABC

Join this committee of your peers to learn how TMS is creating opportunities for young professionals and to share your ideas.

TMS Technical Committee Meetings

If you are interested in networking with professionals who work in your particular area of study, attend a TMS technical committee meeting. More than 30 TMS technical committees will meet during TMS2019, and these meetings are open to all TMS2019 attendees. View a listing of planned technical committee meetings at TMS2019 and plan to attend one in your interest area.