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    July 13, 2007

    Opportunities: The Accidental Consultant

    You don’t have to leave scientific training to have an enjoyable (and lucrative) side business as a technical consultant.

    October 19, 2007

    Walking on the Dark Side

    If you have any interest in management consulting, investment banking, or quantitative finance, these information sessions may be a valuable window on the recruitment process.

    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.

    May 22, 1998

    Tooling Up Book Club: Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS "...
    January 22, 1999

    What To Do When Your Advisor Goes Too Far, Part II

    February 27, 1998

    Self-Assessment Exercises: A GRE for Your Ego and Superego

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS "...
    March 27, 1998

    It's April and I Still Don't Have a Job! The Panicked Scientist's Guide to Accelerated Job Searches

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS It'...
    September 24, 1999

    The Grad School Countdown: A Special Feature for Undergraduates!

    December 08, 2006

    Opportunities: Intellectual Property, Part 2

    Find that agreement your employer made you sign, and read it very carefully.

    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."

    January 25, 2008

    Opportunities: The Curse of Brains

    Intellectually smart people sometimes analyze so much that they delay taking any action while creating for themselves a great deal of mental work and anxiety.

    June 26, 1998

    I'm Too Busy! The #1 Obstacle to Successful Career Development: Insufficient Time

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS...
    October 23, 1998

    Dressing Scientists for Success: Female Case Study

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS Well, it's about time! Last year, we had a special Tooling Up column on shopping for men's...
    October 18, 1996

    How to Write a Winning Résumé

    Our columnist explains all you need to know about resumes and CVs.

    December 25, 1998

    What To Do When Your Adviser Goes Too Far, Part I

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS "Ooh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind-stone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping,...