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katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

The Deaths of Two Important Pioneers: Lessons to Learn

The week beginning from the 30th September 2011 has been a sad one in the worlds of science and technology.  The passing of Ralph Steinman and Steve Jobs, both pioneers in their own fields, have brought a few things into perspective.  Strangely both men succumbed to the same disease – pa...


ms.wennylin

Wenny
Lin

It’s worth it to have it all

Last week in Boston, I attended a professional advancement session at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research conference. Judy Garber, M.D., M.P.H., current president of the AACR, addressed the young research investigators and trainees in attendanc...


coach_tom

Thomas Patrick
Chuna

Nothing personal - The best way to handle rejection

Hi Everyone! A frequent question I get from job seekers is this – “how should I handle rejection?” I thought it would make a worthy blog topic, so here is my take on the subject…let’s first talk about what NOT to do – “DON’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY” Ok, easier said than d...


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...


peggy

Peggy
McKee

Interview Thank Yous: What to Say and When to Send It

There’s a lot to balance in the post-interview process:  etiquette, timelines, and taking advantage of your last chance to sell yourself to the hiring manager.   (You can even do damage control, if necessary.)  In the video below, I’ll tell you why your thank you note should ALWAY...


peggy

Peggy
McKee

Steve Jobs’ Lesson for Your Job Search: No Fear

If you’re in the job search, fear very likely looms large in your consciousness.  And I don’t mean the obvious financial fears of losing your house or your retirement.  I mean the smaller, quieter fears that fewer people talk about, but that can affect you just as much:  the fear ...


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...


stephanie.hi.yeung

Stephanie
Yeung

Can You Hear Me Now? Part 2

In a previous post, I mentioned a book, Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, that helped me get my voice heard and my actions respected. A reader asked me what I did exactly to “stand out and not be ignored anymore?” Since it has been eight years since I read the book, I could not remember ...


stephanie.hi.yeung

Stephanie
Yeung

Conquering Fears of Public Speaking

In my “How to Present Stylishly” post, I mentioned presentation tips and lessons I learned when I transitioned into a business career. A reader asked if I had any tips for dealing with the fear of public speaking. I shared with her tips I learned from Steven C. Toy (a great speaker himself) when...


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling

Recently, I was fortunate enough to attend a talk given by Dr. Laura Hoopes.  She has recently published a book called “Breaking through the spiral ceiling” and gave both readings from it and a brief history of just how far female scientists have come in the last 50 years.  It was inte...