Grad School Probs? Use Personality Differences to Your Advantage

Grad School Probs? Use Personality Differences to Your Advantage

There is no question that you will need to work with others in order to be successful in grad school. If you know a little bit about personality theory, you will not only be able to predict how people will react in various situations, but you will also be able to use your own personality tendencies to increase productivity.

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Conferences: How to Rub Elbows with Purpose

Conferences: How to Rub Elbows with Purpose

Going to a conference soon? Make use of your time by introducing yourself to others in your field. Don't be shy!

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Burnout – Part Two

Burnout – Part Two

So last week I talked a lot about what graduate school burnout is, and some warning signs that you might be experiencing burnout. This week I will be talking about what to do if you are experiencing some of the signs of burnout. Below are some helpful ways to help battle burnout and help you regain your passion for your field, knowledge, and your future career trajectory.

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The Best Scientific Collaborations Start with...Facebook??

The Best Scientific Collaborations Start with...Facebook??

Following the theme of networking, I recently hosted my friend Pam from the University of Alberta.  I met Pam at the Northwest Regional Meeting of the Society of Developmental Biologists in 2007.   Pam was an undergraduate who works on the development of freshwater sponges, and I was a graduate student at the University of Oregon working on marine worms, and we found our shared appreciation for enigmatic invertebrates and how studying their development helps us to understand the evolution of the animal body plan.

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How Do YOU Make Connections?

How Do YOU Make Connections?

Like most of my fellow life science PhDs, I have thought the most about tenure track research positions. Facing the reality that only about 14% of us will end up in those positions, I’ve tried to keep an open mind about the diversity of career outcomes that will enable me to apply my PhD towards. 

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