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    July 02, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 3

    Once you’ve made new connections, it’s time to contact them in person and set up an informational interview.

    June 29, 2015

    Leaving science for science writing

    At The Open Notebook, Julia Rosen describes her transition via a lovely metaphor.

    June 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    October 29, 2014

    On technology transfer and kitten piles

    In a letter to Science Careers and its readers, Adam Ruben’s “pseudo twin” asks, “What better way to maximize your real-world impact than through technology transfer?”

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    August 21, 2014

    Science and childbirth, the second time around

    In which our columnist attempts to replicate his earlier experiment in procreation.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    July 23, 2014

    Bringing Science to the Stage

    A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

    May 05, 2014

    Innovative Training for Biomedical Technology

    An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    April 09, 2014

    When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

    How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

    April 03, 2014

    Scarcity Breeds Opportunity

    Science done with serious resource constraints can be more varied, open, and passionate than ordinary science.

    March 28, 2014

    Working in the Community to Reduce Health Disparities

    Kristi Allgood and her Chicago-based colleagues are working in the community to reduce breast cancer mortality in African-American women.

    March 26, 2014

    Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

    There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

    February 13, 2014

    Journal Editors Get Twitter-Savvy

    Social media technologies are changing how journal editors work, but the job's fundamentals have stayed the same.

    January 20, 2014

    The Courage of Two Scientists

    Franklin McCain and Omid Kokabee both took principled stands on issues of great importance.

    December 20, 2013

    There's No Place Like the Lab for the Holidays

    Running out of shopping days? Consider these science-related gifts for the budding little principal investigator on your holiday gift list.

    December 13, 2013

    Mind the Gap Year

    Students who take time off between college and graduate or professional school often have adventures and do useful things.

    October 21, 2013

    Internships Boost Postdocs' Skills, Worldliness, and Marketability

    Internships can give postdocs a better chance to succeed in careers outside research.

    September 24, 2013

    Narrowing the Choices: What Career Path is Right for You?

    To get the best possible start on your career, do your research, make a decision, and see where it takes you.

    Stephanie McGuire
    June 24, 2013

    Stephanie McGuire

    Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.