Achieving Professional Success

Achieving Professional Success: What You Don’t Learn in the Classroom

Live Event: Thursday, May 20, 2021

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A successful career requires more than just the technical expertise you acquire while obtaining your degree. Being successful within your organization, the greater professional community, your family, and beyond is essential for a well-rounded career. Understanding the foundations of these non-technical aspects of your career can support your goals and the goals of those around you.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand how to work in teams with diverse perspectives and experiences
  • Communicate effectively, especially to non-experts in your field
  • Establish a balance – evaluating priories and taking risk
  • Recognize the importance of giving back to others


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About the Speakers

Michelle V. Buchanan

Senior Technical Advisor, Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs, Department of Energy Office of Science

Michelle Buchanan is Senior Technical Advisor in the Office of the Deputy Director for Science Programs in the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC). Prior to joining SC, Dr. Buchanan held the position of Deputy Director for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, overseeing one of the nation's most extensive portfolios of research and development, spanning physical and materials sciences, energy and engineering sciences, computing and computational sciences, biological and environmental sciences, neutron sciences, and global security, for DOE and other sponsors. Dr. Buchanan also served as the Associate Laboratory Director for Physical Sciences for more than a decade, as director of the Chemical Sciences Division, and as associate director of the Life Sciences Division. She initiated the Center for Structural Molecular Biology at ORNL, serving as its director from 1999 to 2003, and led the Organic and Biological Mass Spectrometry Group from 1986 to 1999. She joined ORNL after earning a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.


Justin Scott

Department Head, Research, Engagement, Data, and Information; and Principal Editor, JOM

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