getting hired tips and tricks

Getting Hired: Tips and Tricks

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 3 pm (Eastern US time)

ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) is hosting the July webinar, Getting Hired: Tips and Tricks in the ACerS Professional Skills and Personal Development Webinar Series.

Our webinar presenters: Dr. Krista Carlson, Dr. Charmayne Lonergan, and Mr. Jeff Miller will share their expertise and points of view on how to be best prepared for the hiring process.


Getting hired during this challenging time requires more preparation and creativity than ever. In this webinar, we will provide participants with:

  1. the tools to create a tailored, compelling resume, and
  2. advice on how to best prepare for and conduct your interview, whether in person or virtual.

Attendees will hear from professionals in different fields about their recent experiences with interviewing potential candidates. 


Dr. Krista Carlson
Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Carlson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her main research interests are sol-gel derived glasses for nuclear waste capture and immobilization, and the synthesis of nanostructured electrocatalysts for disinfection treatments.

Dr. Charmayne Lonergan
Glass Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Dr. Charmayne Lonergan is a Glass Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. She works on glass formulations for waste vitrification, processing novel glass compositions and analysis of their properties, modeling of glass properties, understanding the corrosion behavior of glass waste forms, and development of constraints for glass development.

Mr. Jeffrey Miller
Operations Engineering and Technology Manager
Kopp Glass, Inc.

Mr. Jeff Miller is a Glass Engineer who began his career in refractories and flat glass manufacturing before switching to automotive glass process development for the better part of a decade. He now works with the team at Kopp Glass where they produce over 200 different glass compositions for a variety of demanding applications including aerospace, defense, power distribution, scientific, and medical industries. Kopp Glass is expanding their capabilities with the on-boarding of advanced enabling glass forming technologies. Jeff and the team at Kopp are working to improve process control through lean principles to better align the voice of the process to the voice of the customer.


Registration is now closed. If you missed the webinar, ACerS members may view it in the ACerS Webinar Archives. Member log-in required.

ACerS member: no cost
ACerS GGRN and Material Advantage student member: no cost
ACerS non-member: $30
ACerS student non-member: $15

If you have any questions, please contact Yolanda Natividad.

This webinar is brought to you by ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA).