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​​​​Interviews 101​​

Because these events will utilize breakout sessions, we were unable to record them. You can choose either the morning or afternoon option based on what works best for your schedule. The information presented will be the same in both sessions. Registration will be capped at 80 people for each session​.

​​Broadcast Date: July 14, 2023

​​​Webinar Summary​

Interviews are a critical step in the hiring process, but there are tips and tricks to assure a successful interview.  This workshop will provide students and early career professionals with an overview of the process and guidelines for preparing for job interviews in academia, government, and industry.  The workshop includes an interactive mock interview session using common interview questions.

Learning Objectives

  • ​Prepare attendees for their own job interviews for positions in academia, industry, government, extension, or teaching roles.  
  • Know how to prepare for an interview
  • Learn the different types of interview questions they may expect
  • Know what types of questions they should ask to determine if the position is the best fit for themselves



Dr. Nicole Gauthier
University of Kentucky
Dr. Nicole Gauthier is a Professor and Extension specialist at the University of Kentucky.  Her program focuses on disease management of specialty crops including fruits, vegetables, and hemp.  In her Extension role, she develops educational and outreach programs to help growers manage disease through identification, understanding of pathosystems, and integration of management strategies. Her research program focuses on a range of hemp diseases, including Fusarium head blight.  She is co-editor of the new APS Compendium for Cannabis Diseases.  Gauthier joined the UK Department of Plant Pathology in 2011 and has been an APS member since 2007.  She served as president and divisional forum representative for Southern Division APS, and now serves as APS Divisional Forum Councilor.  Gauthier is currently co-chair of Careers 101.

Dr. Kimberly D. Gwinn
University of Tennessee​​
Dr. Kimberly D. Gwinn, an associate professor in Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee, leads a research program based on identification of chemical weapons that plants, insects, and microorganisms use to ensure their survival and the development of these for efficient control of agricultural diseases and pests. Her research program has served as a foundation for 61 undergraduate research projects. Dr. Gwinn teaches a graduate level course on Biopesticides and an undergraduate course on natural products in medicine. She is the Program Director for Explore BiGG Data, a Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates in bioinformatics, genetics, and genomic sciences. She has served on numerous committees to select candidates for faculty and academic administration positions and has reviewed CVs for all candidates. In APS, Dr. Gwinn manages content development for the Professional Development Center which serves APS members at all career stages. She is active in community STEM outreach and serves as Fair Director for the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair and is a founding director of the Virtual Science Club.

Dr. Monica Lewandowski
The Ohio State University
Dr. Monica Lewandowski leads an engaging teaching and outreach program in the Department of Plant Pathology at The Ohio State University.  Her responsibilities include teaching, advising and student recruiting.  She is the graduate program coordinator for the Plant Pathology M.S./Ph.D. program and the Master in Plant Health Management professional degree.  In her academic role, she frequently advises students on developing resumes and curriculum vitae to pursue graduate and career opportunities. Monica is a former Director of the American Phytopathological Society's Office of Education.