Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS)

A trainee’s guide to COMPASS’ meeting events

December 2, 2019
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The ASCB|EMBO Meeting is just around the corner, and the program is filled with a variety of great events focused…

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Four ways to use social media to get people to your poster (or talk)

November 22, 2019
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Who cares what my dish at a restaurant looks like, or what my cat is doing on a Wednesday evening?…

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Finding your success

November 8, 2019
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There are two types of situations that make you feel like a failure as a scientist. One is inevitable and…

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Staying positive about negative data

November 1, 2019
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The next time you are considering taking time off, remember that if Alexander Fleming hadn’t taken a two-week vacation he…

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Navigating Toward Your Next Career Transition

October 29, 2019
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Navigating your career can be messy. Too often, we leave career exploration to chance and assume that over time we…

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Lab bullying: talking is still the only solution

October 25, 2019
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If you are passionate about science, you deserve the opportunity to work in academia. Do you think that abusive supervisors…

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No luck required: Society-funded translational cell biology symposium was well-planned

October 11, 2019
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The bad luck of Friday the 13th proved to have no hold over the events of the Third Annual Florida…

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The ultimate dilemma of graduate student committee meetings: to bring food or not?

October 4, 2019
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Committee meetings are a common occurrence for graduate students and a great opportunity to share your data, gather feedback, work…

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Non-academic career paths for PhDs

September 27, 2019
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About two decades ago, PhDs often chose the traditional academic career route, where one started with a postdoc and later…

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Jennifer Bagwell balances lab manager and research scientist responsibilities

September 13, 2019
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Our featured cell biologist this month is Jennifer Bagwell, a lab manager in the Department of Developmental Biology in the…

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