Career Paths

stitchick

Dr
27

What started me on the quest to a staff scientist position?

Late in 2010, I became frustrated with my postdoc. I had been a fairly productive student in grad school, busy with publications and presentations to back it up. Yet, the more time passed, the more I became frustrated and angry with my postdoc and my lab. Let me back up a bit and give some context.&...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Learning New Things: “The Administration”

I have been a postdoctoral fellow for approaching seven years.  Over the past few years, I have been instinctively drawn to expand my horizons by joining various associations.  I enjoyed leading the Postdoctoral Association (PDA) at my institution; being a member of the Board of Directors ...


megsterz

Meghan
Mott

Alternative Careers for Science PhDs – Part IV: Biodefense

Applying your scientific expertise to preserve national security


darren

Darren
Lafreniere

5 key takeaways from my experience as a Management Consulting job applicant

To start, let me tell you a little about my profile back in 2005 when I started my MBA. I had a BA in Psychology, a 640 GMAT, and 5 years of experience running a small high-performance auto parts business. Hardly the ideal profile for a Consulting job.


virginie.adam

Virginie
Adam

What’s in a scientist?

In the summer before I started my final year of high school, I read two books that shaped my desire to become a scientist: Brenda Maddox’s ‘Rosalind Franklin’, and ‘Doctor Nam’ by Elisabeth du Closel. Both biographies vividly described the exhilaration of biological researc


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Do you dread giving presentations?

I know that I do.  Unfortunately, as scientists the medium through which we often present our findings is through either a poster or seminar presentation.  Either way, it involves standing in front of a group of people and telling them the story of your research.  Easy, right?  W...


ceweinber

Clement
Weinberger

Get it write….

PhDs in science all spend many hours at the bench doing research to get results that will either confirm or reject their research hypothesis. They write, defend and revise a thesis. On the way, and as soon as possible afterward, they publish their research and its significance. Staying in academia h...


darren

Darren
Lafreniere

New Blog on Consulting Careers

Hello – my name is Darren Lafreniere. I am a Management Consulting Recruiting expert and former Management Consultant (A.T. Kearney) focused on helping B.Com, MBA and Advanced Degree students successfully navigate through the complex and challenging consulting application and interview process.&nb...


virginie.adam

Virginie
Adam

Inspired

“I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.”These words by Marie Curie resonate with me, as they accurately describe my feelings of awe and curiosity which...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Science Fairs

I was recently given the opportunity to judge a few middle school science fairs, and I jumped at the chance.  Not only because I have never been to one (as I am English I have never participated in one before, either as a contestant or a judge) so I was curious to see what it was like, but also...