GRADUATE SCHOOL

home office LPPutting together a fellowship application may seem intimidating, but there are many skills you get from applying for fellowships. Applying for one can help you develop necessary science writing skills, help you understand how to “sell” your project, and teach you how to implement ideas on how to use the funding.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 13:45

4 Tips for Getting an Industry Postdoc

Two Scientists Plates LPHave you considered doing a postdoc in industry and currently applying? Are you applications be turned away? Try to network well before applying & tailor your application materials. Read more tips to help you get an industry postdoc. Happy applying!

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 11:15

Factors to Consider for Industry Postdocs

Test Tubes Final2Are you in between academia and industry, and need help deciding which path to go down? We describe the opportunities and challenges of joining industry with a microbiology background - some of which include plenty resources and opportunities for growth, while the downsides are restrictions on what and when to share.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 10:27

How to Prioritize Projects in a Corporate Company

now Career HPPrioritization is something we all do daily, yet most of us never take time to formally develop the skill. We choose to go with our gut feeling, or what “makes sense” at the time. In the corporate world, your work impacts the effectiveness of the business as a whole and resources can be limited. It’s imperative to align your work with the broader goals of the organization and to learn how to strategically prioritize projects so that you achieve the best results and tackle the most important projects first. We give you tips on how to start prioritizing your projects in a corporate company.

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Person and Microscope LPFor beginner researchers, you want to do every experiment and work on many projects, and that can lead to long work days and early fatigue in graduate school. We describe four tips on how to manage your time in the research lab so you can achieve a work-life balance and be more productive.

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research Career LPWith ASM Microbe 2018 and the Microbe Academy for Professional Development (MAPD) around the corner, we cover a session from last year on tips for improving your graduate school application. Some advice included getting research experience, doing well in your major subject courses, and scoring high on your GRE exam. Read more to learn additional tips.

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prepared LPYour first year of graduate school is a very exciting time full of new experiences and opportunities. It may seem like you will be in graduate school forever, but time will pass more quickly than you think. It's important to start thinking beyond graduate school about your career, even in the early stages. We share tips on how to prepare for your career early in graduate school.

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advice Career LPResearch suggests that one of the best ways to find out how you’d experience something is to see how others experienced it. So that’s why in this article, we asked postdocs and senior graduate students, “If you could go back in time and do one thing differently in graduate school, what would it be?” Some mentioned researching mentors before doing rotations, and others talked about taking care of themselves. Hear what others said.

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Two Scientists Career LPIf you are considering a postdoc after graduate school, then read about the do’s and don’ts of picking a postdoctoral mentor and lab.

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lab microscope landing pageMedical Laboratory Scientists (MLS) who work in a clinical laboratory have many transferable research skills that make them attractive to science graduate school programs. The key is marketing these talents in your essays and interviews and to the admissions committee. We highlight some uniquely MLS skills sure to dazzle any graduate admissions committee.

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