We would like to let you know about the next free webinars coming soon on Bio Careers: 1. Presenter: Jennifer Reineke Pohlhaus, PhD Topic: Career Path: "Science Policy: Making the Switch" Wed, 7/25/12, 1-2PM EST Register to this webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register...
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 ...
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.
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...
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...
“Ah, the rocket scientist from the Upper West Side!” That was the greeting I got when I was called in for the voir dire with the attorneys. They knew this from the questionnaire all jurors had to complete on arrival at the courthouse. I had jury duty last week – the infamous jury duty of New Y...
Your online personal brand, that is how you portray yourself and how others see you, is very important for your networking and job search process. Even if you are not looking for a job, how your brand yourself online matters. Below are a few examples.Networking Scenario:
Many scientists cringe at the suggestion of having to network. Some are uncomfortable with the idea of networking because they feel that they have to be fake or sleazy. Networking can certainly induce anxiety among introverts and extroverts alike because they must engage complete strangers in forced...
LinkedIn is ubiquitous among professionals and people aspiring to be in the workforce. This is an amazingly useful tool to build connections, keep track of people, and brand yourself. The following are a few tips on how to use LinkedIn effectively based upon my experiences. Your Picture
One of the best ways to land a new job is through personal contacts. As a scientist in academia, you have many opportunities to forge relationships within academia through seminars, conferences and more. However, if you are interested in learning more about career opportunities outside o...