Sara Wong

Sara Wong is a graduate student at the University of Michigan in Cellular and Molecular Biology. She studies how myosin V-mediated cargo transport is regulated in space and time. Email: sawo@umich.edu. Twitter: @sarajwong

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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Informational interviews: Four ways to transform weak ties into a strong network

November 30, 2018

Early on in my graduate career, I did a few informational interviews to learn more about different career options. I…

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Out and back: How searching for a non-academic career led me to academia

August 3, 2018
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In college, I joined the cross country team. I wanted to try something new and they needed bodies. To get…

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Pay to play: should trainees be compensated for extracurricular service?

March 23, 2018
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Graduate students and postdocs participate in various service activities throughout their training. Service occurs in the form of outreach, teaching,…

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Starting your professional development in graduate school

November 10, 2017
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Now that I’m in my fifth year of graduate school, everyone asks: “What will you do after you graduate?” I…

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Four ways trainees can use leadership as self-care

August 18, 2017
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What does your go-to example of a leader look like? Is it the president of your university? A camp counselor…

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Four guideposts for navigating difficult conversations with your PI

June 30, 2017
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No matter how well you get along with your mentor, there will likely come a time when you have to…

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