Caleb McKinney

Caleb McKinney

Caleb McKinney is the Assistant Director of Career Strategy and Professional Development (CSPD) for Biomedical Graduate Education at Georgetown University. He graduated from New York University with a Ph.D. in microbiology. During his postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, he volunteered on several training committees and managed a cadre of professional development programs for research trainees. At Georgetown, Dr. McKinney develops and oversees biomedical career development programs and provides individualized career-related assistance to students seeking a wide range of careers.  He hopes to help students develop positive outlooks and professional strategies that align with their individual experiences, passions and goals. He can be reached via LinkedIn.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 10:38

Tips for Mentoring During Your Research Training

Are you a graduate student who will be mentoring an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate fellow, or master’s student? As a mentor, you will influence the future scientific trajectory of your mentee while gaining necessary management and communication skills to use in several future professional contexts. We share tips for mentoring in the lab while a trainee.  

You just don’t learn technical skills doing research in a lab, you develop and demonstrate skills that you can transfer to a variety of professional contexts. These skills are called transferable skills. Explore four transferable skills that you gain while doing research.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:02

Acing the Graduate School Interview

When graduate programs invite you to campus for an interview, they are testing their hypothesis that you are a stellar candidate based on a positive review of your application. You will meet with faculty to discuss your scientific aptitude. Preparing for these meetings include developing an elevator pitch and discussing other people’s research. Check out the blog to learn how to do prepare for graduate school interviews.