I recently attended BIO’s International Convention in Washington, DC and it was quite an exciting week. Over 15,000 people attended from 48 states and 65 countries. I’ve written about maximizing your networking at scientific conferences, and I took a colleague’s advice by volunteering at...
When I was looking for a job last year, I applied endlessly (online) to positions that seemed to fit perfectly with my skill set. Even with inside referrals, I found it very difficult to get a response from hiring managers, especially with large companies. They were most likely overwhelmed wit...
As I finished typing up my Ph.D. dissertation in the spring of 2009, I began exploring non-academic job prospects. My boyfriend and I had been dating for a couple of years and were looking forward to getting married and starting a life together—a life that included balance. From my obs...
Quality is the life of industry, especially for healthcare related enterprises. We need to satisfy not only the customer, but also the government. If you want to work for industry, no matter what kind of work you do, you have to put quality in your mind first. Furthermore, if you work for an interna...
No, this is not a VOGUE article that advises you on your work wardrobe. One of the things that graduate school can do better is prepare students to be effective presenters. In my early phase of transiting into marketing functions, one of the biggest adjustments was my presentation style. Looking bac...
If we look at the graduate students and postdoc fellows around, it is easy to tell that more than half are female in the science field. However, the truth is the leaders of labs in academy or related companies usually have fewer women than men. The imbalance of the women in science and those who suc...
Annually, NIH invests $31.2 billion in biomedical research for the health of the American people. Over 80% of that budget is awarded as competitive grants to the “extramural” world of research, including universities, medical schools, and other research organizations here in the US and abroad.Ap...
Last month, I attended the Postdoc Conference & Career Fair in Bethesda, Maryland. There were many talks regarding the transition out of academia into technology transfer, communications, and industry. Going into the day I was not enthused about attending the industry talks. I ...