If you're a graduate student who has been looking at job postings in industry, you've probably been surprised by many of the job descriptions. Most require 2-3 years of previous experience. How does a fresh PhD graduate, with no postdoctoral or previous industry experience, get a foot in the door?

Friday, 30 May 2014 07:33

Do you have a sponsor?

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As I sat in the middle of the room during another career advancement seminar for graduate students, the speaker posed a question that led me to believe that this seminar was going to be different.

Friday, 23 May 2014 08:10

Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking

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Imagine this: The lights are dimmed, your first slide is up on the screen behind you, and you've just stood up to speak at your lab meeting, at a department seminar, or at a conference full of the leaders in your field. Can you give your presentation with confidence? Or does your heart pound and your hands sweat just imagining it?

The USA Science and Engineering Festival is more than a science fair on steroids, it is a whole different level of science festival. Think of Comic-Con, with all the costumes, celebrities only nerds know about, and the random off-the-charts-weirdos, then increase the level of geekiness tenfold and the number of people by three. Yep, that's about right: a gigantic gathering of people experiencing science and loving it!