cBCD Weekly Highlights Newsletter

February 20, 2019

Tips on giving & receiving feedback

Giving and receiving feedback can sometimes be challenging, but is critical to your professional development. Learn how to gain perspective, interpret, and respond to feedback with these tips from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education.

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February 13, 2019

Women in science

This week we recognize the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Feb. 11, to advance the movement towards equal opportunity and gender representation in STEM careers!

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February 6, 2019

Skills on Teamwork

Strong teamwork and team-building skills are highly sought traits for jobs in and out of the academy. But how can you develop these skillsets during your training, and demonstrate that you're a team-player to hiring managers?

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January 30, 2019

The Power of Twitter

The cBCD is celebrating 5 years on Twitter! Explore how your tweets, at just a mere 280 characters each, can be effectively used to communicate science with the public, and other scientists, while further developing your career.

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January 23, 2019

Communication is key

As a scientist, having the ability to effectively communicate your research to an audience, and tell a compelling story, is key! Before your next talk, take time to brush up on your presentation skills and refine your slide design strategies.

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January 16, 2019

Planning & Strategizing in 2019

Happy New Year, 2019! Whether you are setting research and training priorities, or launching your job search, a new year brings a fresh opportunity to plan and strategize!

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December 19, 2018

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from the cBCD! As you reflect on your achievements this year and set new goals for 2019, remember to also take some time to assess and replenish your personal wellness.

Looking for a job/postdoc/internship in 2019? Check out the exciting featured opportunities!

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December 12, 2018

Networking

Yesterday's Career Pathways Celebration brought alumni and other area scientists to campus for an evening of networking and career exploration. Check out these tips to help you prepare for your next networking opportunity.

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December 5, 2018

Getting the most from your connections

Professional societies and associations can provide access to many opportunities and resources. Learn how to select and leverage your associations strategically, to make the most of your memberships.

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November 28, 2018

Inclusion & Diversity at UMMS

Here at UMMS, we strive for an inclusive culture and believe that diversity is key to our institutional excellence. This week, hear from two PhDs, ways in which we can better support and advocate for our LGBTQ+ colleagues.

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November 14, 2018

Science in Politics

In the 2018 midterm elections, more scientists and STEM professionals ran for public office than ever before. Explore the potential impacts on scientific research, education and policy.

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November 7, 2018

Tips & advice to maintain your wellness

On the road to a PhD, hindsight can be 20/20. Learn from those who walked this road before, with advice and tips to help maintain your wellness and productivity!

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October 31, 2018

Tricks for Job Interview

Happy Halloween from the cBCD! This week, learn some tricks to prepare for academic job interviews, by considering the questions that scare you most!

October 24, 2018

Navigating your skills

Want to learn which transferrable skills are most relevant to your chosen career path? Try using your professional network as your career road "GPS", to find out which skills you should develop during your training.

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October 17, 2018

Career Exploration

Even with prior research and planning, a new job may not always feel like the right fit for your personal interests and values. What do you do when your new role is not like you were expecting? Time to pivot, and reboot!

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October 10, 2018

Science Policy

In addition to apples, foliage and cooler weather, Fall is also a time for science policy fellowship deadlines! Hear more about science policy-focused careers and explore opportunities to gain training and experience.

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October 3, 2018

Conflict Management

When disagreements cause tensions to run high in the workplace or lab, how do you find common ground? Learn strategies to mitigate conflict, before it impacts your relationships, wellness, and productivity.

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September 26, 2018

Tips on successful job search

The quest for a new job can be exciting, but can also surprise us with unique challenges. Boost your self-confidence by learning how to adapt to the ups and downs of the job search.

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September 19, 2018

Postdoc Appreciation Week

This week we celebrate the 9th annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week! Postdocs play integral roles here at UMMS, as scientists, colleagues, and mentors. We appreciate and thank you!

September 12, 2018

Science Education and Outreach

Do you enjoy teaching, and communicating the importance of science to students and non-scientists? Consider a career in science education and outreach!

September 5, 2018

Scholarly Identity

As new UMMS PhD students consider rotation labs, it is a good time for all in academia to consider what they wish to be known for, and work towards developing their scholarly identities.

 

Developing your scholarly identity

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August 29, 2018

Back to School

Next week, new incoming graduate students will join the UMMS community! Consider ways in which you can welcome, mentor and support your new peers as they join our campus community.

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August 22, 2018

NIH Fellowships

Learn about the different types of NIH fellowships and how they can benefit your research, training, and career

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August 15, 2018

Academic Job Search

It's academic job search season!
The Academic Career Readiness Assessment (ACRA; developed by UCSF) tool gives insight into what hiring committees look for at different types of institutions. 

  • Seeking a faculty position this year? Use ACRA to help tailor your application materials.
  • Expecting to apply to become faculty in a few years? Use ACRA to consider ways to better prepare yourself for a faculty position.

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August 8, 2018

Acing the Interview

Interviewing for a new job can be exciting and stressful, and it pays to be prepared. Learn ways you can stand out from the crowd, and impress during your next interview.

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August 1, 2018

Wellness

Having hobbies outside of lab is an important component of wellness, but did you know that your pastimes can help you develop translatable professional skills?

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July 25, 2018

Advocacy

August is for Advocacy! Learn ways scientists can help the public and government representatives to connect with and understand the impact of scientific research.

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July 18, 2018

Social Media for Scientists

This summer, learn ways you can utilize social media to broaden your professional network and advance your scientific career.

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June 20, 2018

Transferrable Skills

In addition to your research, summer is a good time to work on your professional development. Learn what translatable skills employers are seeking, and ways you can enhance your own skillsets.

Professional Development

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June 6, 2018

BIO Convention

The BIO International Convention is taking place in Boston this week, connecting biotechnology leaders from across the globe. Local news media are highlighting Massachusetts as a hub for biotechnology.

 

BIO Convention Logo

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May 30, 2018

NAS Reports

The National Academies of Sciences recently released two reports highlighting career development as critical for graduate and postdoctoral education.

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May 23, 2018

Postdoctoral Training

Unsure if further training is needed for your career of interest? Explore the types of postdoc training opportunities available, and consider questions you can ask to guide your decision.

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May 16, 2018

Resilience

Being smart can help get you accepted into graduate school, but it takes determination and resilience to overcome the many challenges along the road to completing your degree.

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May 10, 2018

Career in Research in Industry

This week, the Career Pathways Community, Research in Industry held its first meeting. Explore career opportunities in industry, and learn strategies to succeed in your job search.

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May 2, 2018

Networking

This week, learn the importance of professional networking and how it can launch and advance your career.

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April 25, 2018

Presentation Skills

Preparing to present your research at a conference can be stressful. Boost your confidence by brushing up on your presentation skills.

April 11, 2018

The Business of Science

Interested in the business of science? Explore careers in business & commercial development.

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March 28, 2018

Building your network

Networking is one key aspect of career success. Explore ways to build your network, and learn how to use it effectively to land your dream job.

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March 21, 2018

Career in Science Communication & Publishing

Do you enjoy writing, reviewing, and talking about science with others?  Consider a career in science communication & publishing.

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March 14, 2018

Career in Academic Administration

Interested in teaching, curriculum development, or leadership? Consider career options in academic administration.

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