How SC18 Can Inspire a Young Attendee’s Career

The SC18 Early Career Program (ECP) provides a series of special sessions that support (pre-registered) early-career researchers, educators, and technical professionals. Those interested in applying for the ECP should be academic, industry, laboratory, post-doc positions, and be within the first five years of their careers.

The ECP aims to help participants secure a better understanding of the issues and challenges faced while navigating a successful research or technical career.

Mary Ann Leung
Mary Ann Leung

“This is a unique community in the sense that older colleagues are always looking for ways to help the next generation succeed,” says Mary Ann Leung, SC18 Early Career Program Chair from Sustainable Horizons Institute. “This was the motivation in starting the ECP – if we set up recent graduates to succeed, the HPC community as a whole benefits.”


Ralph McEldowney

From the SC18 General Chair

“While this is not an ‘easy’ profession, it is an amazing and rewarding career path. I encourage all our recent graduates to apply for this wonderful opportunity at SC18,” said Ralph McEldowney, SC18 General Chair.

He continued, “This program is the essence of our SC18 theme of ‘HPC Inspires’. I am continually inspired by the contributions and passions exhibited by the next generation coming into the HPC community. I look forward to joining you during your Early Career Program sessions.”


SC18 ECP Topics include:

  • Growth: Connecting and Thinking Strategically Through Your Strengths
  • Career Focus: CV Review & Career Development Panel
  • Presenting Yourself: Early Career Survival Guide for Successful Communication: Preparing Effective Grant Proposals, Publications, and Presentations.
  • Mentoring: Informational and Speed Mentoring Session

According to Leung, the ECP will include engaging and interactive sessions aimed at helping participants develop their professional skills as well as a strategic vision for their future.


Learning to Lead from HPC Experts

New at SC18, the “Learning to Lead” panel (scheduled to include the SC18 General Chair Ralph McEldowney among other dignitaries) brings together trusted leaders in the HPC community with a broad set of personal and professional experiences.

The panel will explore leadership, why it’s important to consider it early in a career, how to find leadership learning opportunities and core values. The session will then include a “Question and Answer” period.


More About the ECP
Sessions will be held in a workshop format on Monday, November 12, before the full SC18 Program begins. This will allow participants to experience the conference as fully as possible. There is no additional charge to pre-registered/pre-selected attendees.

The ECP is intended for recent graduates already planning to attend the conference. Travel funding may be requested, but is not guaranteed.

To apply for the ECP, click here.


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