Wake Up to Professional Development … and Bacon!

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Source:  Brittany N. Beyer, MS, YFSF Secretary

An exciting change is coming to the 2018 Young Forensic Scientists Forum (YFSF) Breakfast Session in Seattle, WA. In years past, the YFSF Breakfast Session has only been open to those who register and attend the Forum as a whole. This year, the Breakfast Session will become part of the Academy-wide session program and will be open to all members of the Academy as well as meeting attendees with session registration. Since this session is a perfect opportunity to network and meet other scientists within the Academy and beyond, we cannot wait to see all of you young forensic scientists and Academy members at the Breakfast Session!

This year’s YFSF Breakfast entitled, YFSF’s Wake Up to Professional Development … and Bacon! is scheduled for Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and will focus on bridging the gap between academics and early career growth. Our goal is to provide young forensic scientists, whether students, near-graduates, or recent employees, with practical skills and knowledge associated with this transition period. Invited speakers will talk about the application and interview processes, early success and development as a scientist in a respective field, and the overall emotions. We have three speakers lined up for the session and look forward to their presentations and ensuing discussions. Please remember to add this breakfast to your registration to attend! Pre-registration is required.

The YFSF Breakfast Chairs are looking for qualified résumé reviewers. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer or have recommendations for a reviewer, please register for the breakfast and contact Alex Krotulski at alex.krotulski@frfoundation.org. We are excited to see so many forensic scientists at the Breakfast Session in 2018!