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‘Conflict Resolution’

2015 ASPIRE Module: EQ + IQ = Career Success

Jul. 27, 2015—The ASPIRE Modules are short, non-credit bearing electives that broaden the training experiences of biomedical sciences trainees. These elective modules provide efficient exposure to topics in three theme areas: Business/Entrepreneurship, Communication, and Clinical research.The ASPIRE Modules are optional and open to any biomedical sciences PhD student or postdoctoral fellow who wishes to take them to supplement their research...

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“How to Talk to Your Mentor about a Career Change,” NIH OITE Careers Blog

Oct. 13, 2014—“How to Talk to Your Mentor about a Career Change,” from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) Careers Blog “Employment statistics today tell us that, though many of you start out your doctoral studies and postdoctoral training to pursue a career in academic research, the majority (the latest figure is about 70%)...

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How Stereotypes Can Drive Women to Quit Science

Jun. 27, 2014—National Public Radio examined the gender gap in STEM fields in their recent All Things Considered story, How Stereotypes Can Drive Women to Quit Science.

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Certificates in Patent Prosecution, Notre Dame programs

May. 5, 2014—Notre Dame is adding two Certificates in Patent Prosecution. These programs are designed to prepare scientists and engineers to practice as patent agents. They’re much like the current MS in Patent Law, but are designed for individuals who can’t move to campus for a year. 

 The Certificates will be offered both at our space in...

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Responding to emotion-charged emails

May. 23, 2013—Instead of responding via email, Allison Vaillancourt recommends avoiding these email “drone strikes” in favor of face-to-face discussions or phone conversations. It may be uncomfortable, but honing your communication and conflict resolution skills will pay off in your professional career. 

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