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    January 09, 2009

    Opportunities: Career Advantages of Collaboration

    These days, the scientific value of collaboration is widely acknowledged, but the career advantages are rarely mentioned.

    May 09, 2008

    Opportunities: Research Inc.

    A research scientist can differentiate a lab's approach not just by quality--which certainly is important--but also by the "flavor" of the work: the approach to problem-solving, the tools used, and intangibles such as originality and creativity.

    November 16, 2007

    Opportunities: The Golden Chapter

    Within about 4 months, J. received three offers for faculty positions.

    August 10, 2007

    Opportunities: The Power of Poverty

    "I, like every other graduate student I knew, developed a sixth sense for knowing when the dean's office had leftover hors d'oeuvres after a reception."

    June 08, 2007

    Opportunities: From PDF to IPO, One Scientist's Journey

    "Listen to everyone who has something to say, file the opinions, and make your own decisions anyway." --Avi Spier

    February 16, 2007

    Opportunities: A Day in the Life

    He knew his invention would not have the impact it could have unless he led its introduction into the commercial market.

    October 13, 2006

    Opportunities: Stealing Time

    Can you imagine what it would be like if painters, playwrights, and composers had to produce their product in 5- to 10-minute bites between committee meetings and proposal reviews?

    October 06, 2000

    Lucky Accidents, Chance Encounters, and the Prepared Job Seeker

    September 01, 2000

    Your Dog and Pony Show: Presenting a Dynamite Public Lecture

    January 28, 2000

    The Other Side of the Interview

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS Most people,...
    January 07, 2000

    Coping With Change

    November 12, 1999

    PhDs.org Survey Results are In

    October 22, 1999

    Bias: Identifying, Understanding and Mitigating Negative Biases in your Job Search

    Nowhere are biases more prominently displayed than in the job search.

    September 24, 1999

    The Grad School Countdown: A Special Feature for Undergraduates!

    August 27, 1999

    Strategic Communication Inside and Outside of Academia

    July 23, 1999

    Jobs in Industry vs. Jobs in National Labs

    June 25, 1999

    The Dating Game: Why Job-Hunting and Finding a Mate Are Really the Same Thing

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS It'...
    March 26, 1999

    In Praise of the Sherpa: Moving From Follower to Leader in Your Career

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS I have just finished the book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, a harrowing account of a disastrous...

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