Working in the US

alicegruber

Alice
Gruber

Gay Scientists in Love: Same-sex Marriages, US Immigration Law, and Work Visas

The US immigration system has become more and more difficult in recent years, even for well-educated and experienced scientists who wish to come to the US, or to remain in the US after completing their studies.  However, a recent US Supreme Court decision has just made things easier for some!


samantha.liangzhang

Liang
Zhang

Third Virtual Job Summit at BioCareers.com

Back in school I've noticed how there are many career fairs aimed at Engineering and Business School students, but there aren't many aimed at Biology students.


brendan.delaney

Brendan
Delaney

Reaching For the Stars?

After a brief summer hiatus, I am back blogging (I hope to your ongoing benefit and enjoyment). My last blog introduced the concept of self-sponsorship for permanent residence and discussed the National Interest Waiver (NIW) category. This time we up the ante and look at the EB-1A, Extraordinary Abi...


brendan.delaney

Brendan
Delaney

What to concentrate on: My Career, my Visa, or Both?

Over the weekend of St. Patrick’s Day, I found myself in San Francisco for the first time. While there are (so I’ve heard) a multitude of Irish bars and ex-pats in the city to be able to fully immerse oneself in the activities of a traditional celebration, this was not the reason I found myself ...


brendan.delaney

Brendan
Delaney

Preparation and knowledge is key.

The headline isn’t really news I suppose. In all aspects of our life, the better prepared you are, the easier (in general) things are to work through and accomplish. Although I was a little disappointed that when I became a new parent a few years ago that there was no instruction booklet. Despite ...


brendan.delaney

Brendan
Delaney

Visas – what’s your number?

While I was never a maths whizz, I used to do okay with numbers. I didn’t get to use a calculator until who knows when in school (meaning that I used my brain for day to day problems), I even knew long division, and was able to knock out pretty much all my friends and family’s telephone numbers ...


ms.wennylin

Wenny
Lin

Aggressive Asian

As an undergraduate, I was once interviewed by a female (Caucasian) professor who exclaimed mid-interview that she’d never before “met such an aggressive Asian woman!” I was flabbergasted by her comment and was not sure how to interpret it.Had I impressed or disappointed her with my goals and ...


nick

Nick
Folger

What’s new at the Bio Careers Virtual Job Summit?

Our third Virtual Job Summit opened on August 1st for research of employer booths.  Through October 2nd, you can go to the Employers Hall, research the employers and their open positions, and sign up for Video Chat. 


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

The 2 Body problem: Do you follow your heart or your head?

It isn’t unusual for two scientists to become a couple.  It is obvious really; we spend most of our time at work, so the majority of people we meet are also scientists.  Plus, our partner then understands our focus on our research and the long hours we work towards our ultimate goals; te...


fatos

Fatos
Kopliku

New country, but (almost) same campus

I saw there were a couple of questions in my last blog related to my short story starting in Albania, continuing in Turkey and UK, and ending up in USA. I admit, only when I look back it seems a handful. Otherwise, I have the impression it is the most normal life occurrence. I think this is partiall...