Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS)

transferable skills

Do PhDs have transferable skills?

May 15, 2019
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Have you ever wondered if you possess any “transferable skills” as a graduate student or postdoc? If so, you’re not…

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Nasser Rusan on telling a story with your science

May 10, 2019
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This month for How Cell Biologists Work, we feature  Nasser Rusan, an Earl Stadtman PI in the National Heart, Lung,…

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Developing Leadership Skills

May 9, 2019
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Lauren Celano, co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers will give an overview of characteristics that leaders generally have along with…

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COMPASS Outreach Grants bring science to the people

April 24, 2019
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The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) recognizes the importance of promoting science to the general community, but effective science…

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Five tips for surviving the academic job market

April 19, 2019
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“I’m going on the job market”—me, May 2018. At the time I had no idea of the gravity this statement…

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Symbiosis: the mutual benefits of mentoring undergraduates in the lab

April 12, 2019
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As a PhD student in a small lab, I recently asked my PI if we could recruit some undergraduates to…

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Art-Science Collaborations: What are they good for?

April 5, 2019
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Interdisciplinary, collaborative: these buzzwords often appear in the descriptions of grant proposals, university departments, or new training initiatives to highlight…

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Questions to ask when choosing a grad school

March 22, 2019
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‘Tis the season for graduate school acceptances! With final decisions due in about a month, you’re likely weighing your options.…

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Why so serious? The surprising importance of informal seminars

March 15, 2019
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In academia, seminars are the classrooms we never really leave. As a keystone of intellectual exchange, seminars, whether large or…

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Daniel Colon Ramos

Daniel Colón Ramos on embracing the familiar while seeking the unknown

March 8, 2019
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This month, How Cell Biologists Work talked to Daniel Colón Ramos, who splits his time between chilly New Haven and…

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