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Careers Away From the Bench & Work/Life Balance

On June 4, 2010, we held two events at Maine Medical Center in Scarborough, Maine: Careers Away From the Bench and Work/Life Balance


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Event Summary

Careers Away From the Bench

Could you be missing out on an exciting and rewarding career outside of academic or industrial research? Increasingly, Ph.D.-level scientists are becoming aware of other career opportunities beyond bench research. This workshop considered what a career path in these so-called "nontraditional" areas might look like. We discussed the types of alternative careers available, parlaying your current skills and values into a new area, ways to research career options, and developing needed skills.

Work/Life Balance

Most scientists seem to wish that they had better work/life balance. This presentation offered some practical tips to help you find better balance. We talked about topics including why balance is a problem for scientists, family-friendly workplaces, ways to better communicate with your family and manage life at home, and plenty of time management tips.

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