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Early Career Professionals at Optics & Photonics 2006

New at Optics & Photonics this year were events designed for recent graduates in the formative years of their careers. As "Early Career Professionals" this group faces challenges unique to those in their first five years of post-graduation career employment, in addition to challenges associated with students and established professionals.

Optics & Photonics showcased several new events designed to meet the specific needs of early career professionals including Dr. Donald O'Shea's talk, "Document Engineering: Publishing Your Journal Papers," the panel discussion "New Career? Come Get a Head Start," and an information booth during evening poster sessions where individuals could talk one-on-one with conference chairs to find out how to become more involved with SPIE conferences and committees.

SPIE is committed to supporting students during school and, after graduation, to provide new opportunities for networking and career development. As you look forward in your career, you may be asking yourself, "How can I improve my chances of finding a good job?" or "How do I get noticed in a large corporation?" SPIE events are dedicated to connecting recent graduates with opportunities to advance their careers. Network with the best and brightest of the industry and become more involved in conferences and society governance. Look for Early Career Professional resources at your next SPIE event.

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