Want to use this time away from the lab to strategically plan next steps for your research? Learn to set goals that make the best use of your time.
Scientists have been using business frameworks to be more effective in the lab. Taking time to define what’s important to your research and who your research impacts can help you make decisions about next steps and potential collaborations.
Join Thi Nguyen, a neuroscientist, career coach, and course director for “Business Concepts for Life Scientists,” a course hosted by iBiology, to...
This workshop will focus on how to highlight experiences and skills on a resume and the importance of tailoring these documents for specific roles. This seminar will provide examples of skills and experiences that should be emphasized for different types of roles including bench research roles, non-bench research roles, business development, marketing, consulting, product/project management roles, and clinical roles. Advice will be provided regarding how to build and format a resume and how to tailor resumes for different roles.
A simple fact drives the movement to prepare doctoral students for diverse careers: Most of them won’t become professors. Given that reality, when should departments and professors start offering graduate students practical advice on their career options?
The answer is: very early.
Despite more than a decade of news coverage and social-media warnings about too few tenure-track positions and too many job candidates, most people who apply to graduate school still do so because they hope to teach at the college level. They usually have some idea that the academic job...
The 2018 National MD-PhD Program Outcomes Study highlighted the critical need to increase MD-PhD trainee diversity and close the gender gap in MD-PhD enrollment. This Association of American Medical Colleges imperative prompted us to evaluate trends in female matriculation from our institutional MD-PhD program compared with national data. Based on a 10-year review of Harvard/MIT Medical Scientist Training Program admissions, we observed a sharp and sustained increase in female matriculants for the past 5 years that is well above the national average. We report our experience with achieving... Read more about Mind the gap: Expediting gender parity in MD-PhD admissions (JCI Insight) -- A Harvard publication
I had just received a private tour of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and seen treasures like B.F. Skinner’s famous Teaching Machine, but as I sat in a curator’s office and looked out over the National Mall, all I could think about was my dissertation.
With a big deadline looming, I was angry at myself for taking a whole three hours away from my writing. I had asked to meet with the curator because I had applied for a postdoctoral fellowship at the museum, but the...
Let's Talk is a program that provides easy access to informal, confidential conversations with clinicians from CAMHS. Clinicians hold walk-in hours at designated sites around campus. There is no appointment necessary and no fee for the service.
Feeling stressed? Come relax with one of our trained therapy dogs. Countway Cuddles is a therapy dog program that takes place on the 1st floor of the library, near the circulation desk. Sometimes the dogs need to take a break or cancel, so be sure to check online regularly.
To LinkedIn or not to LinkedIn? That has been a question for the scientists ever since the platform launched in early 2000s.
Although, scientists may have shrugged the usefulness of LinkedIn in the past, the platform is now being used by a growing number of researchers who are realizing that LinkedIn can help them not only with finding their next career opportunity, but also in a number of ways that may not be immediately obvious.
Join Milka Kostic, Program Director of Chemical Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and LinkedIn aficionado, to learn more about...