cBCD Weekly Highlights Newsletter

June 9, 2021

Networking: where to begin?

You’ve likely learned that a key to success in a wide array of careers is a strong professional network. Even if you understand the value of networking, it can be challenging to know where or how to begin. The good news? It’s best to start small. Engage with the people and groups you already know to begin expanding your professional network. 


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June 3, 2021

Making the most of summer

Summers can be an incredibly productive time for academic researchers. With fewer classes and seminars breaking up our days, more time can be spent in the lab moving projects forward or diving into writing your next manuscript. Given this change in schedule, summer is also an excellent time to get ahead on your short- and long-term career goals! Check out the articles below for advice on how to make the most of your summer as an academic researcher.


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May 26, 2021

Hone your interview skills

Preparing for an upcoming interview? Whether you are a graduate student seeking a postdoc position, a postdoc looking for a faculty position, or a scholar interested in transitioning to a non-academic career, developing your interviewing skills will be essential to land your next position. 


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May 19, 2021

Launching your industry job search

Throughout a PhD or postdoc, it is common for biomedical scientists to explore and consider research careers in an industry setting. If you have decided that an industry career seems like a good fit for your skills, interests, and values, the next step is to prepare for your industry job search. See below for a written guide on transitioning from academia to industry, and take a deeper dive into the industry job search and hiring process with a video series on the topic.


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May 12, 2021

Science Communication: More important than ever

The ability to explain your research to fellow scientists and non-scientists is a skill that takes practice, but it is essential for your individual research progress, your career progress, and the progress of your scientific field. Read two perspectives on how to approach communicating science to a broader audience.


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May 5, 2021

Spring cleaning for your resume and CV

No matter the stage in your career, spring is a great time to look back on all you have accomplished in the last year and make sure that your resume and/or academic CV reflect these accomplishments. Check out the resources below for polishing your CV and resume. 


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April 28, 2021

Mentors matter

For graduate students and postdocs, your relationship with your mentors can impact the course of your scientific and professional life. It’s important to take an active role in nurturing and growing these relationships. Learn how to get the most out of your relationship with your mentors, and how to build a network of mentors to support you in your personal and professional development. 


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April 21, 2021

Grow your scientific and professional network

There are many great reasons to intentionally build your scientific network: to develop scientific collaborations, share ideas, and plan the next steps in your research. As you grow your scientific network, you are also growing a professional network that you can tap into for your own career exploration. 


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April 14, 2021

Jumpstart your career exploration

The cBCD’s Weekly Highlights Newsletter returns this week! The newsletter highlights resources, upcoming events, opportunities to grow your skills, and job postings to enhance the career development of GSBS students and postdocs. 


To celebrate the start of Career Pathways Communities, this newsletter’s Resource Highlights focuses on career exploration. Visit our website to learn about the diversity of opportunities to leverage your training for fulfilling scientific careers. Check out this article from Inside Higher Ed, framing career exploration as a set of experiments.


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