Graduate Student

How to Get the Feedback You Need to Elevate Your Research

March 6, 2015
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Stuck in a rut with your research project? Experiments not working? Or maybe you are generating lots of data, but…

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DIY career guidance: Tips and tricks on organizing a career seminar series

February 27, 2015
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During your graduate education, you acquired many intangible skills, such as grant writing, scientific presentation, critical thinking, and experimental troubleshooting.…

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To Present or Not to Present, That is the Question

December 19, 2014
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As graduate students, it is perhaps an instinctive reaction to be afraid to present your work. We feel anxious, self-conscious,…

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Poster Advice, Timeless and Otherwise

November 7, 2014
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With the annual meeting fast approaching, it’s time once again to start putting together your poster. There are innumerable websites…

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Why You Shouldn’t be Scared of Your Thesis Defense

October 31, 2014
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Time in graduate school can seem like it stretches on forever: all those never-ending classes, exams, long experiments, time courses,…

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Do you have a sponsor?

May 30, 2014
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As I sat in the middle of the room during another career advancement seminar for graduate students, the speaker posed…

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What to Do When You Lose Interest in Your Project

May 2, 2014
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It’s a sad but inevitable truth: enthusiasm ebbs and flows, never consistent or unwavering. This holds true for many things…

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To Be or Not To Be…A Postdoc

March 7, 2014
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“What are you going to do when you’re finished?” “Have you started looking for postdocs?” “When you choose where to…

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Grad School Pays in Other Ways

February 14, 2014
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When I sat down to write this essay I intended to describe how bad graduate student stipends are, how overworked…

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Life as a Postdoc at the NIH

January 24, 2014
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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this blog post are the sole opinions of the author and in no way represent…

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