First-year physics graduate student Olivia McAuley recently attended the National Society of Black Physicists Fall Conference at Fermilab in the Chicago area in October. This year's focus was: "The Value of the Minority Physics Student: A Talent Source for America’s Technical Future."
Here's Olivia's description of the event:
"The workshop allowed students, undergraduate and graduate, to listen to postdocs and professionals who work at Fermilab to have an insight into how they became to be in the position that they were in. The undergraduates and graduates were split up to talk about the different internships and research opportunities available to us within and out of the United States. We had networking lunches where we could meet our peers as well as professors in varying subfields of physics. There were discussions about work/life balance, resume writing, negotiations, as well as academic and nonacademic career options."