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maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Public Health or Corporate Wealth?

I am sitting in an auditorium at Georgetown University attending a symposium on the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on scientific publications and continuing medical education.  This is a decidedly hostile crowd.  The crusaders are all here, including Arnold Relman, MD, professor ...


Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

What consulting firms look for in a candidate: How to transition from your Ph.D./postdoc into consulting?

Consulting firms provide Ph.D. and post-doctoral fellows with a wonderful opportunity to apply their scientific, analytical, and problem solving skills to solve real world problems.  Individuals hired as consultants obtain exposure to many different aspects of business which can greatly acceler...


gaia.shamis

Gaia
Vasiliver-Shamis

Got a Plan?

If you read my previous post  you know I’m a big fan of plans and being flexible about them too.  As I see many  trainees prioritizing another experiment over spending an hour to plan for their career, I thought of writing a post about how  to create your plan instead of waitin...


ctaylor

Cynthia
Lawley

Inertia

The end of the year and beginning of the next is always a very crazy time for me.  I have to admit that once I went a month without a blog it was so difficult to come back to it.  Inertia is a very powerful thing.


ctaylor

Cynthia
Lawley

If You Want Something Done Right, Do it Yourself

I want to rebel against this statement, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.”  I have been noticing it lately, and it has gotten me thinking.  My sense is that this is a martyr¹s statement about self - sufficiency, the sentiment being lauded in a research environment. However, t...


virginie.adam

Virginie
Adam

Networking: you never know who you’ll end up meeting!

With the start of the fall semester at Penn, On-Campus Recruiting has also now swung into action. Various large firms come out here, giving informational talks (i.e. propaganda sessions) about their work and how to become one of the ‘elite’ who join them. The university also hosts a number of Ca...


nick

Nick
Folger

Another Successful Summit

A big thank you to all of you who participated in our second Virtual Job Summit in early April.  You made it a big success!  Our participating employers were pleased with the quality of the scientists they met.Thanks also to Coach Tom and Lauren Celano, who devoted their time to giving one...


megsterz

Meghan
Mott

Spring 2012 Virtual Job Summit

For the past two months, Bio Careers members have been gearing up for the Spring 2012 Virtual Job Summit. As one of the most effective and creative resources Bio Careers provides, this biannual event brings together employers in academia, industry and other fields with life science postgraduate jobs...


nick

Nick
Folger

Queuing at the Summit

One of the problems with last fall’s Job Summit that we heard back from you about was that some booths were terribly overcrowded, and it was hard to reach a recruiter even during their Office Hours.We heard you!For the Spring Summit, there will be a link at each booth to a sign up sheet.  You...


nick

Nick
Folger

Employers at the Summit

We’re getting very excited about this Spring’s Job Summit, which opens Feb 1st (you can begin reviewing the Employer Booths) with live days on April 4th and 5th (you can video chat with Employers during their Office Hours).