Save the dates: 25 - 30 January 2025

Enhance your professional development at Photonics West

Visit the SPIE Career Hub and gain insights and tips to help advance your career

SPIE career building

Enjoy four powerful days of career development and job skills advancement. Build these focused events and services into your schedule and use the opportunity to make valuable connections.

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27 January 2024 • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Lobby (Level 2 West) 
An onsite location where attendees can learn about making Society Awards, Senior, and Fellow nominations, and begin the process through a dedicated self-service laptop or a printed form.
29 January 2024 • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001 (Level 2 West) 
Expert Jen Wilson will give us tools to develop our awareness and utilization of time management skills.
29 January 2024 • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001 (Level 2 West) 
Project management is a critical skill to advance your career. Expert Jen Wilson guides us from project inception to completion with critical takeaways as we go.
29 January 2024 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001 (Level 2 West) 
Develop your leadership skills in this insightful and informative mini-workshop.
30 January 2024 • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001 (Level 2 West) 
Join in on this mini-workshop activity to analyze, clarify and improve your career trajectory.
30 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001 (Level 2 West) 
Whether you are about to graduate or are a professional looking for a new role, join us for this vital workshop on resume and interview must-dos and don'ts!
30 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Level 1 West 
Meet with companies seeking to hire professionals like you. Bring your resume and put your best foot forward to land your dream job.
30 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Level 1 West 
Come to Moscone West on Tuesday and Wednesday to get your free professional portrait taken during SPIE Photonics West.
30 January 2024 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Stage, (Level 2 West) 
Join us for a lunchtime education session focused on overcoming imposter syndrome.
30 January 2024 • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Level 1 West 
Free! Bring your resume to receive tactical tips and tricks from a professional resume reviewer.
30 January 2024 • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Stage, (Level 2 West) 
Be the live studio audience and ask questions of panelists of diverse career stages. Learn about their career-path choices using a fun and interactive gameshow format.
30 January 2024 • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Corner, (Level 2 West) 
Looking to get advice on critical career choices, life in academia or industry, and more? Join us for this fun and casual speed-mentoring session. Food and drinks provided!
31 January 2024 • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001 (Level 2 West) 
Do you manage an SPIE Student Chapter, or are interested in forming one at your university? SPIE Staff share best practices and tips for keeping your Chapter engaged year over year.
31 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Level 1 West 
Meet with companies seeking to hire professionals like you. Bring your resume and put your best foot forward to land your dream job.
31 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Level 1 West 
Come to Moscone West on Tuesday and Wednesday to get your free professional portrait taken during SPIE Photonics West.
31 January 2024 • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Level 1 West 
Free! Bring your resume to receive tactical tips and tricks from a professional resume reviewer.
31 January 2024 • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Room 2001 (Level 2 West) 
Learn what to expect, what to avoid, and above all, how to successfully publish your research in a reputable peer-reviewed scholarly journal.
31 January 2024 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST | Moscone Center, Community Stage, (Level 2 West) 
Join us for a lunch and a workshop on practicing allyship in the workplace.