Skill Building

stephanie.hi.yeung

Stephanie
Yeung

Don’t Let The Blackberry You Own Own You

In the past year, I made conscious efforts to stay concentrated on one task at a time, since the chatter in my head started driving me insane. I was doing pretty well until I started a new position as a product manager at a rapidly growing company recently. Having to manage ten projects at different...


ms.wennylin

Wenny
Lin

Questions to ask when looking for a postdoc

You finally see the light at the end of the graduate school tunnel. The frustrations and triumphs of your dissertation experiments have only whetted your appetite for more research training. Or, perhaps, you’ve sprinted toward the broad and diverse “alternate” career horizon, but haven’t lan...


CCrumble

Christine
Crumbley

Hello Bio Careers!

Hello, my name is Christine Crumbley. I’m a 5th year graduate student at Scripps in Jupiter, FL, trying to draw up a plan for my future. I started pursuing my PhD at LSU in Baton Rouge, but after my previous advisor did not earn tenure, I followed my new advisor, Dr. Burris, to Scripps Florida. De...


xiaolidu

Xiaoli
Du

How to Improve our Emotional Intelligence

I have been in a knowledge management program recently. Emotional Intelligence is one of the topics in our discussion. I think Emotional Intelligence is critical in the success of our careers. As a postdoctoral fellow in a lab, except for working hard at the bench, we have to pay more attention to i...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Playing Well with Others: Can an MD find happiness in the Pharmaceutical Industry?

In 1961, the medical sociologist Anselm Strauss published his seminal study, “The Boys in White,” about how the treatment of medical students affects their characters and behaviors.


ping232

Ping
Xiao

Innovation Is Also the Key for Your Career Success In a Post-recession World in the Industry -The 7 Innovation Secrets of Steve

Innovation is a fundamental skill for a PhD, an important part of being a good technician and helping the PhD to design experiments that yield precise results.  In order to get a PhD degree, however, one has to have new ideas and new findings in a specific field. Yes, we know how to analyze, an...


jut

Jason
Tilan

Making the most of an interview opportunity

With my long-term career goals oscillating to-and-fro regarding academic research, an interesting opportunity presented itself – an administrative/teaching, non-tenure-track faculty position.  Led by my curiosity with this alternate academic route, I decided to throw my name into the hat of c...


jut

Jason
Tilan

Commencement conversation

I recently participated in the commencement ceremony for my doctoral degree and was greeted with a statement I have heard all too often, “A PhD in ____ (name of science field), you have so many great opportunities open to you now!” 


CCrumble

Christine
Crumbley

Life After Thesis Defense

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...


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

Giving a presentation on touchy subjects

This posting is about giving a presentation on touchy subjects. Everyone knows that academia is high on ego. And it’s understandably so: we have invested our lives into what we do. There’s no way to “not take it personally.” It’s our work, it’s our time, it’s our life’s work. So...