Graduate Student

Managing social distancing as a scientist in training

March 21, 2020
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Ed. Note: Scott Wilkinson is the current co-chair of the ASCB Committee for Postdocs and Students (COMPASS). Social distancing. By…

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Building the list of 100 inspiring black scientists

February 21, 2020
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It took nearly a year for Antentor O. “AJ” Hinton to compile the list, “100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America,”…

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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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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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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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New program develops careers in academia

August 8, 2019
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The inaugural cohort of ASCB’s Accomplishing Career Transitions (ACT) program, funded through a National Institutes of Health IPERT grant, met…

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The importance of being assertive

July 9, 2019
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As postdocs, we are expected to take charge of our careers. Yet many of us work in environments where we…

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Six tips to improve your LinkedIn profile for nonacademic jobs

June 17, 2019
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Searching for a job after finishing your PhD can be a tedious and complicated process. For the minority of graduate…

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Maximizing your postdoc

May 24, 2019
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We’ve read the writing on the wall. Academia isn’t for everyone. There aren’t enough positions to be filled, yet, more…

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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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