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    November 08, 2002

    Where Can You Meet a Recruiter?

    "Good recruiters tend not to use Web sites that have millions of resumes."

    March 01, 2002

    Space Science at the Poles

    Dickensheets has found his experience with commercial instruments to be beneficial. Like most academics in engineering today, he trains his students to be practical problem solvers.

    March 14, 2003

    Teaching 101

    We can't wave a magic wand and add hours to our days, but we can benefit from others' experience and speed up the learning curve.

    March 22, 2002

    Destination: Japan

    JSPS provides full support for Canadian researchers to conduct high-quality research in national laboratories, public research corporations, and some nonprofit research institutes for a period of 1 to 2 years.

    September 27, 2002

    Meeting the Challenge in Missouri

    "We believe that we have developed a set of innovative strategies that will enable us to produce long-term dramatic results."

    June 27, 2003

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 17: Micella Reloaded

    The change from the dull delirium and insane drama that characterized my first year and half of graduate school has been welcome.

    August 18, 2006

    Tooling Up: Are You Management Material?

    Although it is true that some people use an early MBA as a launching pad, many others claim that the degree, without work experience behind it, only makes the job search more difficult.

    March 28, 2003

    It's Really a Three-Body Problem

    "Adding a third element--the institution and its needs--to the problem makes it much more difficult to solve."

    November 08, 2002

    How to Be an Effective Mentor

    "In my opinion, the most important role of a mentor is to listen without being judgmental."

    March 24, 2000

    Astronomy Grants and Botany Funding

    July 08, 2003

    Introducing Robin

    May 23, 2003

    Return to Academia, Part 4: The Balancing Act and Career Satisfaction

    I'm not just learning about careers in science, I'm teaching about them too.

    July 12, 2002

    Preparing an Effective Personal Statement

    "You want to come across as an intelligent, mature student who has great potential to contribute to the field."

    February 08, 2002


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    February 13, 2004

    Testing Personal Limits

    "The COW program is designed to provide at-risk youth with opportunities and tools that will prepare them to achieve success during high school, college, and beyond."

    February 15, 2002

    Planning and Organizing a Postdoc Retreat: Our Experiences at the NCI's Center for Cancer Research

    How many postdocs leave their positions able to say they helped plan a 2-day scientific symposium that attracted world-renowned scientists?

    April 07, 2006

    Pregnancy and the Lab--Feature Index

    The challenges for pregnant scientists often come unannounced and need to be dealt with quickly; the stakes are high.

    October 08, 1999

    Time Management 101 for Grant Applicants