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5 Tips to Help you While you Transition From Academia

After a decade of toiling in the lab, dreaming in colorful dots (flow cytometry is my favorite technique) and endlessly pursuing a Nature article, I finally decided to hang up my lab coat. I knew several...
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The Leap of Faith – Are You Ready for Biotech?

So let’s just say, hypothetically, that you’re defending your thesis in 2 months and it’s only recently occurred to you that “I really should figure out what I’m doing after grad school.” Or...
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Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Cover Letter

A cover letter is a letter written to accompany a job application, a grant application, project reports, manuscripts, etc. that explains the purpose of your writing and incorporates certain key points of your...
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How to Stay on the Margin of Academia During Your Gap Year(s)

The gap year I intended to take between my Master's degree and hypothetical Ph.D. is now going into its 4th year. Here’s why I’m not worried. These days it seems like undergraduates are proceeding en...
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Science on Wheels: How to Bring Science to the Masses with a Mobile Lab!

Ask a scientist why they love their job, and they will likely tell you it’s because they get to see and discover amazing things! Why, then, does science class in school never reflect this? A major problem...
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Leaving the Ivory Tower: Managing the Emotional Side of Career Change

In this webinar, presented by Dara Wilson-Grant, LPC, Associate Director of UNC Chapel Hill's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and owner of Careers in Bloom, you will: 1. Learn about the emotional obstacles that...
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5 Actionable Steps for Transitioning Smoothly to a Non-faculty Career

In this webinar, Heidi Scott Giusto, Ph.D., owner of Career Path Writing Solutions, will share: How she faced the facts that she didn’t want to be a professor—and what she did to make a successful...
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Parlez-vous Français? Top Tips for Making the Most of Your Time in a Foreign Lab

Whether as a summer intern, exchange student, MSc, PhD or post-doctoral student, working abroad can be one of the many perks of working within the sciences. Although these experiences will often require...
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Getting Started with a Job in Science Communication

As a graduate student or PhD scientist you are likely to be surrounded by plenty of career advice and options – that is, if you’re interested in a career in academic research or the biotechnology and...
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How do I REALLY Figure out What I Want to do After Graduation?

During my second year in graduate school, I (silently) started freaking about life post-PhD. I read voraciously about science writing, scientific editing and business consulting positions. I went to seminars...
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