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Individual Development Plans (IDPs) Are For Everyone

June 24, 2015

The Individualized Development Plan (or, IDP) has long been used outside of science to help professionals better understand what their…

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PhD: Its Triumphs, Its Tribulations

June 24, 2015
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May is usually marked by the swarm of graduates waving their graduation hats in the air, ready to move on…

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11 Tricks for Using OneNote as Your Lab Notebook

June 19, 2015
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Over the past few months, I’ve presented two sessions describing the use of Microsoft OneNote as an electronic lab notebook…

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A Continuous Cycle of Learning and Mentorship

May 1, 2015
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As my friend Rachel recently put it, the prevailing attitude when it comes to mentorship in science is along the…

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Closing Doors on Grad School

April 3, 2015
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Graduate school is an experience that has no handbook or manual. Most graduate students’ sojourn through this unique period in…

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The Insider’s View to Organizing a Local Symposium

March 20, 2015
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Organizing a local meeting sponsored by the ASCB is an amazing opportunity to network and exercise your leadership, organizational, and…

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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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Grab That Citation! Flex Your Footnotes! The Big Four Reference Managers

February 4, 2015

Reference managers aren’t just for managing citations anymore. These days, reference (a.k.a. citation or personal bibliographic) management software can toss…

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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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