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November 10, 2006

Mastering Your Ph.D. - Series Index

Patricia Gosling and Bart Noordam are the authors of Mastering Your Ph.D.: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years...
July 20, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Relating to Your Co-Workers' Personality Types

It's a safe bet that some people in your lab are a lot different from you. A first step in getting along with your lab mates (or anyone, for that matter) is acknowledging that they may be hard-wired to approach problems in a certain way.

August 31, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Mentors, Leadership, and Community

"A mentor has many characteristics but must first and foremost care about your professional development and have an interest in guiding younger scientists as they move through their careers."

November 23, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Countdown to Your Thesis Defence

The last year of your Ph.D. is distinctly different from the ones that have come before it, because you'll focus primarily on transforming your hard work into thesis chapters.

November 25, 2011

Networking Your Way to a Job

Biologist Mary-Rose Hoja has forged a career as a consultant in strategic networking, social media, and mingling.

October 24, 2008

Social Networking Grows Up

New resources lend a social dimension to online research and publishing tools.

July 25, 2008

E-Persona Non Grata: Strategizing Your Online Persona

A well-constructed e-persona reflects a measure of thoughtfulness, professionalism, and competence.

February 22, 2013

Advancing Science in India

India is pushing science forward with nationwide initiatives, offering new career opportunities for scientists around the world.

April 26, 2013

Science in Wales

The Welsh government is accelerating its efforts to create a globally competitive science and technology base.

October 10, 2008

Opportunities: The Political Scientist

Maximizing your effectiveness as a scientist requires making use of the skills of persuasion and influence.

October 10, 2008

Transferring Skills to Tech Transfer

Technology transfer departments offer science grads the opportunity to bridge the gap between science and business.

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.

July 19, 2013

Psych Yourself Up

Positive thinking and mental preparation can improve your performance in a job interview.

Prof. Ada E. Yonath
July 15, 2013

In Israel, Immobility Hampers Women's Research Careers

A survey released last week shows that female scientists with families go abroad for postdoctoral training less often than men do.

December 01, 2006

Opportunities: Series Index

Peter Fiske redefines the concept of "entrepreneurship" to encompass all the ways you can make a difference in your work and your life.

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.

December 15, 2006

Tooling Up: Be Politically Astute, But Don't Play Politics

Put your real energy--your main effort--into getting your work done and doing it well.

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.

August 31, 2012

Spotlight on Diversity

Filmmaker and physicist Aziza Baccouche, who is blind, showcases the challenges and successes of diverse scientists in a new documentary series.

February 22, 2008

Opportunities: Master of Disaster

Psychologists and career counselors have found that people's ability to cope with and adapt to setbacks when they occur is a major predictor of overall happiness and professional success.