Posts tagged Career Exploration

Application for 2015-16 AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships is now open

Kate Stuart
May 16, 2014
Posted in Announcements

AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives as well as disability status. Fellows have ranged in age from late 20s to early 70s. They represent a spectrum of career stages, from recent PhD graduates to faculty on sabbatical to retired scientists and engineers. Fellows also come from a range of sectors, including academia, industry, non-profit organizations, and government labs.

PhD in Progress

Kate Stuart
May 15, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Three Princeton PhD candidates from Molecular Biology have started a podcast - http://phdinprogress.com/about/ - to talk to graduate students about "topics of thriving in graduate school, pursuing an academic or non-academic career, and introducing the materials and resources capable of changing the way we believe graduate school should be." Check it out!

Upcoming Offerings with Versatile PhD

Kate Stuart
May 13, 2014
Posted in Announcements

View the free telesummit on May 21-22 about "How Academia Messes with Your Mind." A constructive panel addressing the emotional stress graduate students experience, especially around their careers. Listen for free during those two days: http://vphd.info/1mHCVfo  

iBiology: a free, open-access online videos

Kate Stuart
May 13, 2014
Posted in Announcements

iBiology (www.ibiology.org) is a growing collection of free open-access online videos by scientists about research and discoveries in fields ranging from ecology to biophysics, and also features short talks on topics such as professional development, careers, policy, and education, and a course on light microscopy. iBiology is funded by NSF, NIGMS, and HHMI, and supported by the ASCB.

2014 Career Handbook from Science Careers and AAAS

Kate Stuart
May 5, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The "2014 Career Handbook, Advice and Opportunities for Scientists" through ScienceCareers and AAAS is now available for viewing and reading online.  http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/sites/default/files/CareerHandbook_... The goal of the booklet is to bring you useful, relevant information to help you navigate the job search process and manage your development in a way that leads you to a truly rewarding career.

How do I tell my PI?

Kim Petrie
April 21, 2014

Grad students and postdocs are often apprehensive about talking to their faculty adviser about their career interests, especially if their interests lie outside the "traditional" career path of becoming a tenure-track professor at a university. But did you know that only ~15% of biomedical sciences PhDs go on to become tenure-track professors? That's right... 85% of biomedical sciences PhDs ultimately pursue a non-tenure-track faculty career! 

AAAS webinar, "Thinking Outside the Lab: Finding a Fulfilling Non-research Career"

Kate Stuart
April 17, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The streaming version of the AAAS popular webinar, "Thinking Outside the Lab: Finding a Fulfilling Non-research Career," is now available on-demand on MemberCentral. This hour-long seminar answers members' questions such as, "Do I really need a Ph.D. to go into research?" "How do I get a foothold in a policy career?" and "What makes a good science writer?"



AAAS Webinar: Finding a Fulfilling Non-Research Career

Kate Stuart
March 25, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Is there life beyond the bench? Yes! There are now more non-research jobs for STEM professionals than ever before-in private industry, government, nonprofit, journalism, grants management, analytics, and a host of emerging career paths. Learn the mix of skills and experience you need to launch a satisfying non-research career in this AAAS webinar: "Thinking Outside the Lab" Tuesday, April 8 12-1 pm CST

Accenture Women's Networking Forum, Live webcast, April 11

Kate Stuart
March 25, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Accenture Women’s Networking Forum – Live webcast, April 11, 2014 Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, believes that attracting, retaining and promoting women is critical to the success of our company. Join us for the Accenture Women’s Networking ForumFriday, April 11, 201412:30 – 2:00 pm EDTWebcast logistics will be provided via email prior to the event

Naturejobs Career Expo, Boston, May 20, 2014

Kate Stuart
March 25, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Naturejobs Career Expo - Boston 2014May 20th 2014 - John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center The inaugural Naturejobs Career Expo Boston aims to promote global career opportunities in science, be it in industrial research, research organizations or academia. It presents the best opportunities from the best organizations: public, private, national and international.

Webinar: "Thinking Outside the Lab, finding a fulfilling non-research career"

Kate Stuart
March 24, 2014
Posted in Announcements

Wondering where can a Ph.D. take you today? Is there life beyond the bench? Absolutely! There are now more non-research jobs for STEM professionals than ever before—in private industry, public policy, government, nonprofit, journalism, grants management, analytics, and a host of emerging career paths.  Learn what mix of skills, experience and preparation you need to leap from the lab into a satisfying non-research career: 

Insight Healthcare seminar, McKinsey & Company

Kate Stuart
March 5, 2014
Posted in Announcements

June 26-29, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA Sponsored by McKinsey & Company, Insight Healthcare is a three-day insider's look into management consulting for medical students, interns, residents and fellows, PhDs and post-docs in healthcare-related disciplines. This comprehensive seminar will cover a range of topics important to those who are exploring alternative career possibilities.

2014 Bridge to BCG workshop

Kate Stuart
March 5, 2014
Posted in Announcements

The Boston Consulting Group announces our 2014 Bridge to BCG workshop designed for Advanced Degree Candidates. If you want to discover more about a consulting career Bridge to BCG will provide a view into what consulting and BCG is like. During these 3 day workshops you will have the opportunity to: Find out about consulting and get to know BCG Participate in a realistic case experience Learn from BCG's thought leaders

NIH Offers online SBIR Phase I Program for first-time applicants

Kate Stuart
January 31, 2014
Posted in Announcements

NIH offers online SBIR Phase I Program for first-time applicants The NIH SBIR Phase I Program for First-Time Applicants will be offered February 5 and 6, from 7 - 9pm, CST. The four-hour online program is designed to teach researchers, faculty members, graduate students, post-docs, and entrepreneurs how to create an SBIR company and apply to the NIH SBIR program. To learn more, click here.

"Careers in Finance for STEM PhDs" panel through The VersatilePhD

Kate Stuart
January 29, 2014
Posted in Announcements

There are many roles for science and math PhDs in the finance industry, a broad category that includes banking, investing, real estate, insurance and other finance-related fields. Quantitative analysis, risk assessment, model-testing, etc. are critical to all finance industry endeavors. Many STEM PhDs (not just mathematicians) have enough of those skills to enter the field.

The next installment of "Beyond the Lab" is now available, featuring Dr. Amy Moore, Director of Research Programs at Georgia Research Alliance

Kim Petrie
November 22, 2013

The next installment of our new "Beyond the Lab" video series is now available online. In this interview, postdoctoral alumnus Dr. Amy Moore describes her career trajectory in research administration. Watch as Amy describes how she identified career options and conducted her job search, and what she does in her job as Director of Research Programs at Georgia Research Alliance.

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