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akua.roach

Akua
Roach

Cover Letters: An Essential Non-essential

Looking for a job in this competitive market can at times be frustrating.  It is difficult to discern what a potential employer is looking for in your application packet and, if you are looking for positions outside the bench, it can be nearly impossible to detail how your previous experience i...


alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

Changes You Need to Know about the Nonimmigrant Visa Interview

THE NONIMMIGRANT VISA WAVIER PILOT PROGRAM IS NOW PERMANENT - MAKING LIFE SIMPLER FOR ALMOST EVERYONE!  ESPECIALLY INDIANS AND CHINESE CITIZENS, WHO OFTEN NEED TO TRAVEL LONG DISTANCES TO REACH THEIR US CONSULATE.


fabiansa

Fabian
Zanella

Cell Biologist at Heart

Hello Bio Careers community! I am excited to have joined the rest of the bloggers in this little endeavor.Just to give a little perspective, I am a cell biologist at heart, and my training has been focused in the biomedical sciences. I am one of those crazy people who believe that academic science i...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Changing your Name

Today, I want to discuss something that I think half the population (at least) will never have considered.  The other half will probably think about it at some point in their lives.  For some, it is an easy decision, while for others (and that includes myself), it is problematic.  I a...


nathan.vanderford

Nathan
Vanderford

Ignore Fear: A Key Step to Being Happier and More Successful

Fear is defined by many as being afraid or apprehensive. We all have thousands of fears, many of which are very rational. These rational fears ultimately prevent us from being hurt in some way. We also all have hundreds or thousands of irrational fears. These irrational fears canprevent us from doin...


sandlin.preecs

Sandlin
Seguin

Resources for Finding a Career

Sometimes the science career track can feel like a track you are stuck on. If you are starting to feel like your career options are limited to being faculty or failure, or that you just want to give up and go back to school to learn a trade, you might not be aware of some of the really interesting c...


nathan.vanderford

Nathan
Vanderford

On the Failure Myth

There is a heart-wrenching myth among us PhDs, which is that PhDs are failures if they do not obtain a tenure track faculty position. The “failure myth” has been perpetuated for decades and has thus been heard by most all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows (and many others…). This ...


alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

US Customs and Border Protection Could Search your Electronics When You Enter the US!

Many of us have become accustomed to traveling with carrying a number of electronics when we travel.  I will often have my iPhone, my iPad mini, and a laptop, as each serves a different purpose.   I try to keep each as “clean” as possible, so that if one if stolen or lost, I’m losing...


alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

The Basics of Understanding your Priority Date

Every employment-based immigrant must wait for his priority date to be current before he can become a legal permanent resident.  Understanding the priority date is especially important for scientists who were born in China (mainland), India, Mexico, and the Philippines.


Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

Tips for working successfully with recruiters

Recruiters that specialize in your specific area of interest can be a tremendous asset to a job search. These individuals are experts on companies hiring in your field, company hiring preferences, company cultures, growth trajectories, relevant roles and titles for your experience level, industry tr...