Category Archives: career planning

New York Academy of Science Opportunities

Graduate students and postdocs in NY area:  Consider becoming an Academy mentor at Dept. of Youth and Community Development summer camps during July, teaching food and nutrition science. Mentors who complete 24 hours of teaching and training will receive an … Continue reading

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Sacrifices

In the past month, two of my three closest friends from high school have either gotten married or placed a down payment on a house. Two weeks ago at the wedding, the single one, whose house is still currently in … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

I’m also looking for academic positions and there is so much truth in Rebecca’s post from a couple weeks ago, that I highly recommend reading it.  I also wanted to speak a little bit about my experience, specifically in relation to … Continue reading

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A few things I wish someone had told me before I went to my first conference

As conference season approaches, I always have mixed feelings about going. I feel like I’m going to be missing a lot of work time and giving a big presentation can definitely be daunting. Honestly, however, attending conferences and presenting my … Continue reading

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The Job Search. Gulp.

Of late the job search within academia has been popularly compared to the Hunger Games.  It would be funny if it weren’t actually true. Having worked for two years between my completing my Master’s degree and entering the Ph.D. program … Continue reading

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NY Academy of Sci events for grad students & postdocs

Visit NYAS Science Alliance for professional & career development opportunities for grad students and post-docs.  For example: Feb. 12: Perspectives in STEM: An evening with Dr. Cherry Murray discussing her career trajectory, sharing insights on innovation, followed by Q&A and networking March 6-7:Software carpentry: … Continue reading

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