The 11th annual fellows and young investigators colloquium of National Cancer Institute (NCI) has been held in Williamsburg, VA from February 23-25th. The purpose of this retreat is to foster networking among young investigators, to facilitate career-development opportunities and to moderate the com...
I am a little behind in my blog posts because I became overwhelmed with my thesis defense. The big day finally came, and I was able to present the work I’ve done over the last several years since arriving at Scripps Florida. I was very fortunate that my family lives fairly close, so my mom, sister...
We are now a few weeks into the “NCAA March Madness” of the college basketball championships. In my past experience outside of the government, filling in the tournament brackets and following the events served to build community among co-workers, encouraging friendly competition and camaraderie....
Resumes are important to showcase your “personal brand.” They are what companies and individuals see when you apply to jobs. They highlight your skills, tell a story, and explain why your skills are relevant for a particular job.
As you can guess, this installment is about “the money question”... We’re not talking about salary negotiations. Rather, I have some strategies to help you answer the recruiters when they ask you the following: “How much money are you making, anyway”?Most folks answer with somet...
For many of us, the reasons we focused on achieving our Ph.D. may be clear cut--we are destined for greatness in the academic arena. For others, it was just the path of least resistance and allowed the continuation of the “student lifestyle” in a comfortable research field.
I am passionate about career development and assisting people in making the right connections for career and personal success. I really enjoy working with individuals who have advanced degrees and who want to make a difference through their scientific foundation and business interests.
I remember reading a very interesting article in The New Yorker by Dr. Atul Gawande entitled “Personal Best,” in which he emphasizes that even highly skilled and trained surgeons can improve their techniques with a coach.He asked a coach to watch him in surgery and point out potential improvemen...
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 ...
You know that an academic life may not be the right one for you, but what do you do now? For many people, myself included, the academic path has been a straightforward one that offered little opportunity to learn about the other career choices available in the world. Even as I knew I wan...