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    November 18, 2015

    A scientist goes to kindergarten

    In choosing a school for his daughter, our columnist considers how modern education prepares students for their careers

    October 27, 2015

    How to network effectively

    Networking should consist of a genuine conversation with another person about how you can help each other.

    September 04, 2015

    When science fails a scientist

    Kim Hunter-Schaedle describes how a family tragedy pushed her to strive for a better work-life balance.

    August 31, 2015

    Teaching as a skill and a career

    Whether it is one aspect of a faculty position at a research-intensive institution or the core of an education-focused job, teaching is an important component of many scientists’ careers.

    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.

    May 28, 2015

    Feeling stuck

    For aspiring scientists, not knowing their career options can be a major source of anxiety.

    May 08, 2015

    The making of a science evangelist

    Now that Ainissa Ramirez has left the conventional science track, she is pursuing a wilder and more precious path.

    April 27, 2015

    Entering editing

    Alice, how can I get started as a scientific journal editor?

    April 22, 2015

    How to present a disability during recruitment

    Scientists who approach the job search strategically can turn apparent disabilities to their advantage.

    March 31, 2015

    A career is like a love affair

    Like a relationship, says former ACS CEO Madeleine Jacobs, a career must be rich and rewarding and provide an environment in which you can grow and learn.

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

    Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.

    March 10, 2015

    Into the wild

    When Ethan Perlstein found his academic career stymied, he took to the wilderness.

    February 24, 2015

    UPDATED: A scientist saint?

    French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune may have missed out on the Nobel Prize, but now he’s nominated for an even higher honor.

    February 23, 2015

    Ask Alice: I’m all out of love for research

    I don’t want to teach, and I no longer love research. Should I quit my Ph.D. program?

    February 13, 2015

    Who you calling 'alternative' ?

    At the AAAS meeting in San Jose, Ph.D.s working outside research share their experiences.

    February 11, 2015

    Starting up a career

    These days, entrepreneurship is less about getting rich and more about career development and getting science done.

    February 09, 2015

    Ask Alice: Better late than never

    Am I too old to get started on the neuroscience career I always wanted?

    February 02, 2015

    Ask Alice: Time for a new mission?

    For some areas of science, it’s important not to be in too much of a hurry.