All Life Sciences PhD Students (HILS-wide, GSAS only)

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Harnessing the Power of Systematic Career Exploration (opinion) (Inside Higher Education)

October 2, 2019

I am a career professional in higher education. I absolutely love, well, pretty much everything about my job. Yet I would not have given it a second glance had I come across the job ad a year before experiencing a personal career crisis as a postdoc, simply because it didn’t come with a faculty label in its title.

In retrospect, this experience profoundly moved me and shaped my own perspective and professional choices. In fact, I am especially passionate about helping ensure that others never have to go through a similar experience to...

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Networking for Introverted Scientists

Networking for introverted scientists (Nature)

October 1, 2019

Many scientists struggle with networking. If you’re one of them, don’t despair. A structured, scientific approach could be all you need.

Networking starts at home. Before you go to a conference or another event, identify a core group of people, likely to be there and whom you’d like to meet to advance your career. These might be potential collaborators, employers, funding sources or future conference programme organizers. Consider individuals who wrote the latest papers in your field, gave a memorable talk at a meeting or won major grants or awards.  Read more...

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2019 Oct 11

Charting Your Course II, Part 2, Track B: Applying to PhD Programs (for HMS Master's students)

Registration Closed 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Modell 100A, 210 Longwood Avenue

Applying to PhD Programs: Preparing Competitive Applications for Life Sciences Doctoral Programs and What to Expect from Doctoral Training

WORKSHOP. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Jason Heustis (Program in Graduate Education)

Davie Van Vactor (Professor of Cell Biology)

Presentation on finding and assessing prospective schools, the components of a typical application (and their relative importance), crafting an effective personal statement and an effective CV, what to expect from doctoral training, career options for PhD holders and...

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2019 Oct 11

Charting Your Course II, Part 1: Preparing Job Search Materials...CVs, Resumes and LinkedIn Pages (A PGE Professional Development Day)

Registration Closed 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Bray Room (NRB) -- down the hallway from the Elements Cafe

[1:30 pm - 2:25 pm] Making a Case for Yourself: Crafting Effective CVs (Jason Heustis, Ph.D., Program in Graduate Education)

Trainees and professionals in academic work environments will likely encounter a request to summarize their professional accomplishments in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV).  This workshop will introduce students to best practices in developing a CV, highlighting best practices for conveying educational background, professional experience, intellectual interests, publication history and professional...

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2019 Oct 11

Applying to PhD Programs (an event for visiting undergraduate students and post-bacs)

1:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Navigating Life Sciences PhD Program Applications and Career Development (THIS LINK FOR VISITING UNDERGRADS AND POSTBACS ONLY)

Harvard Medical Schools welcomes you to a tour, Q&A with current students, and informational session about applications to the life sciences doctoral programs.  The day ends with a panel discussion with admissions faculty from a selection of life sciences doctoral programs.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Welcome and Campus Tour

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Student Panel Discussion

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Admissions Overview (Presentation)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Q&A with Harvard Admissions Committee Faculty

 

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2019 Sep 20

Grant-Writing and Finding Fellowships (PGE Professional Development Day)

Registration Closed 1:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

NRB -- Bray Room

GRANT-WRITING AND FINDING FELLOWSHIPS

The Program in Graduate Education is pleased to offer the first Professional Development Day (PDD) of the 2019-2020 Academic Year. This PDD will be consist of three sessions. Ideally attendees will attend and participate in the full afternoon of programming.

1:30 pm – 3:20 pm

  • Foundations of Writing: Understanding grants, fellowships, and best practices for crafting winning applications

Presenter: Lisa Goodrich, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School...

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Senior Career Development Coach @ NYU

July 22, 2019

The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development is seeking a Senior Career Development Coach on the Graduate Student Career Development Team.  

Position Summary: Implement a strategic plan to establish, strengthen, and maintain relationships between the institution and employers interested in recruiting graduate students. Assist one or more Associate Directors in the conceptualization, development, and implementation of career development initiatives. Liaise with senior stakeholders, including faculty, university administrators, and employers. With limited oversight...

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Instructional Designer @ Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences, NIH

July 22, 2019

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), Inc., is an entrepreneurial non-profit organization, located at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, that conducts advanced educational programs and activities to promote the productivity and attractiveness of professional life on the NIH campuses. The FAES Academic Programs department oversees over 150 graduate courses, over 100 workshops, conferences, and other educational special events. FAES Academic Programs has recently successfully expanded and is looking to aggressively grow its enrollments and... Read more about Instructional Designer @ Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences, NIH

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