Internships are offered by organizations not out of philanthropy, but rather as an inexpensive way to “audition” new talent. There is great value to be had in pursuing an internship, whether you plan on a research career or not, and the skills and experience that you gain will serve you well in any profession. Read more here.
There’s more to attending a conference than just sitting through sessions. Make the most of this ‘networking node’ by promoting yourself and discovering ways to employment and research collaborations. Read on for tips and tactics!
LinkedIn is so powerful because it is based on the theory of six degrees of separation: you are connected to anyone else on the planet by no more than six degrees. So I know someone who knows someone who knows the person with whom you want to network. The more connections you have on LinkedIn, the more people you are connected to, and the more possible job opportunities you can access. Read more here.
Whether you started career planning and job searching a year ago, a month ago or today, there are a few things you can do to get the ball rolling to land a job you enjoy. Number 1: Don’t Panic! It’s never too late to launch a thoughtful strategy designed to land you employment. Number 2: Know you are valuable in myriad industries and ecosystems. Read this article, you will learn specific tasks you can do RIGHT NOW to get a job and advance in your career.
Entrepreneurship is a very exciting and realistic career possibility for scientists. In fact, you already have many of the basic attributes required to be successful in this path. It’s more hard work than you think and can be more rewarding than you can imagine. Get some ideas about what you’re in for and why you already have entrepreneurial skills by reading this article.
Making the transition from a career in academia to one in another sector is not as elusive or challenging as one might think. Science and engineering professionals who have spent time in academia have an amazing amount of skills that are transferable to a myriad of industries, and decision makers and hiring managers know this.
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“Zombie bosses or colleagues are everywhere. They hide in plain sight and smile at you, but behind the scenes they are working up a storm to bring you down. They may steal your work or malign your reputation, or worse.” Read more of career expert Alaina Levine’s advice on how to deal with the zombies in your workplace!
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Can you and your partner pursue an exciting, satisfying career in the same location and possibly at the same institution, at the same time, with the highest level of output necessary for advancement and to meet professional goals? Yes you can! Read this article to find out how!
Are you searching for a new, obscure, or interdisciplinary fellowship? The website ProFellow.com can help you unearth some alternatives to NSF, NASA, Fulbright and other highly competitive fellowship programs. ProFellow lists opportunities available at any stage of your career. The ProFellow blog publishes posts about fellowships from recipients who found their opportunity via ProFellow as well as calls-for-applications, and summaries of fellowships in specific areas.
Visit the go-to source of information on professional and academic fellowships and find your next (unexpected?) step in your career!