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ms.wennylin

Wenny
Lin

It’s worth it to have it all

Last week in Boston, I attended a professional advancement session at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research conference. Judy Garber, M.D., M.P.H., current president of the AACR, addressed the young research investigators and trainees in attendanc...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a talk given by Dr. Laura Hoopes.  She has recently published a book called “Breaking through the spiral ceiling” and gave both readings from it and a brief history of just how far female scientists have come in the last 50 years.  It was inte...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Transitioning into Industry: The Wonder of Randy!

A few months ago I participated in the Webinar given by Randall Ribaudo here at Bio Careers.  It was jam packed with information and ideas which I found very interesting.  One of my fellow participants was one of the career development coordinators also from my research institute and was s...


stephanie.hi.yeung

Stephanie
Yeung

Can You Hear Me Now?

The Jerk GapRecently, I heard on KQED’s Forum about the finding that aggressive men (and women) earn almost $10,000 more a year than nice guys (listen to the story). It brought back so many memories that I have to share my journey from being a nice-yet-often-ignored girl in my first-year graduate ...


nick

Nick
Folger

Welcome to the Virtual Job Summit

The Job Summit is here!  If you haven’t already, you’ll want to sign up and visit the virtual environment.For Employers, please know that we will continue to add booths to the event until October 4th.  It’s never too late to put your organization forward to this very talented set of ...


nick

Nick
Folger

8 Ways to Prepare for the Virtual Job Summit

The Virtual Job Summit is a great opportunity to make yourself known to employers that interest you.  Employers are looking for top talent from across the U.S. to fill their open positions.  Here are some ways to ensure you make the most of your experience:1. Shop the employer booths early...


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

Education and Hard Work - Necessary, Though Not Sufficient

The theme of this posting is ‘Educated, Unemployed and Frustrated’ and it is a commentary/response on the article by the same name from the March 20 edition of The New York Times. The original article was written by Matthew Klein. The main thesis of Mr. Klein’s article is that recent graduates...


sarahpick648

Sarah
Pick

Attending BIO International Convention

I recently attended BIO’s International Convention in Washington, DC and it was quite an exciting week. Over 15,000 people attended from 48 states and 65 countries.  I’ve written about maximizing your networking at scientific conferences, and I took a colleague’s advice by volunteering at...


mkendrick20

Mandy
Kendrick

How to use LinkedIn (or how not to use it)

Last month, I attended the Postdoc Conference & Career Fair in Bethesda, Maryland.  There were many talks regarding the transition out of academia into technology transfer, communications, and industry.  Going into the day I was not enthused about attending the industry talks.  I ...


stephanie.hi.yeung

Stephanie
Yeung

Six Degrees of Your Dream Job

The other night, my husband and I were so tired that we just wanted to watch something on TV. Somehow, we started playing Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon beginning from Sandra Bullock using the Netflix search menu on our Apple TV. If you are not familiar with Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, it is a game base...