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    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'...
    April 10, 1998

    The Ins and Outs of University Career Days

    MORE TOOLING UP COLUMNS "Career Day" is a growing phenomenon in some of today's better universities. In the past,...
    April 16, 1998

    Fewer Minorities Under New NSF Rules

    From the 16 April issue of Science magazine. Last month the National Science Foundation (NSF) selected 900...
    May 22, 1998

    Next Wave Updates

    If you can't tear yourself from that really crucial experiment to visit the Next Wave site every week, we have a way...
    June 12, 1998

    Forecasting Compatibility: How to Select Your New Boss

    DAVE IS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SEARCH MASTERS INTERNATIONAL IN SEDONA, ARIZONA PREVIOUS COLUMNS I know...
    October 09, 1998

    Scientists' Attitudes and the Job Search: Getting Up When Times Are Down

    "Attitude is everything."--Mr. Florian, junior high school softball coach Mr. Florian's favorite expression was thrown...
    August 31, 2001

    Student Research: What is it Good For?

    After decades of blind faith, educators are finally beginning to investigate what makes for a good research experience.

    August 31, 2001

    Making Room for Diversity Makes Sense

    Successful diversity programs level the playing field for women and minorities by addressing their needs and teaching undergraduates the unwritten rules of academic science.

    August 31, 2001

    Europe Seeks to Harmonize Its Degrees

    The National Unions of Students in Europe has long campaigned for easier mobility--of students, degrees, and scholarships.

    August 31, 2001

    Reintroducing the Intro Course

    Figuring out what works is vitally important to the country, say U.S. educators. Each year, hundreds of thousands of U.S. students get their only exposure to science in an intro class--and most leave without understanding how science works or with any desire to take further courses.

    February 15, 2002

    Financial Planning *Index of Articles*

    February 20, 2004

    Unveiling the Blindness

    "When I think about the past, consider the present, and look toward the future, I know that I am going to dedicate myself and energy to helping break the cycle of which I was once a victim."

    August 06, 2004

    Doing the Numbers

    The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

    January 14, 2005

    Community College Students: An Untapped Source of Future Scientists

    I hope to inspire established scientists at all institutions to involve more community college students in research projects and to remind these researchers of the tremendous potential many of these students have to influence the future of the scientific community.

    February 11, 2005

    Transferring to a Four-Year Institution

    Whether you are starting classes at a community college or nearing completion of your associate degree, don't forget that many scientists, mathematicians, and engineers started their careers at two-year schools.

    February 18, 2005

    Navigating the First Year of Graduate School

    If you make it through your first year of graduate school, you have a good chance of completing your degree.

    March 18, 2005

    Bridges to American Indian Students in Community Colleges Program

    Program goals are to increase the number of American Indian students pursuing baccalaureate degrees in biomedical sciences after transferring to 4-year institutions, and to increase the number of these students participating in biomedical research.

    April 01, 2005

    Peer Mentors and Networks: Powerful Tools for Promoting Transfer Student Success

    Transfer students thrived when we brought them together with successful peers and program alumni to form formal and informal peer networks.

    April 15, 2005

    Behind the Awards: How Four GEM Fellows Made the Transition to Graduate School

    Despite their different backgrounds, these four GEM students have dealt with the same issues--moving to larger schools, cultural isolation, unexpected crises, and family considerations--that all students of color face when transitioning into graduate school.

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