Professional networking can be intimidating. Check out a PDCO networking workshop to learn how building mutually beneficial relationships via networking can be enriching, educational and painless.
Graduate school can be a lonely time. As your research becomes increasingly specialized, it is harder to find people who can relate. During your first year, you spend one to two hours every day with your classmates in lecture. This common experience organically creates community. You share notes, study together and prepare for graduate board […]
Apr 4, 2016
I finally watched last year’s action flick Pacific Rim, and its portrayal of research scientists —stereotypically socially inept — made me cringe. In reality, the Ph.D. students I know are friendly and socially astute. But we tend to think of these qualities as social perks instead of professional skills. In the academic idyll, we think […]
Sep 21, 2015
What makes someone a leader? Is it an individual who makes the important decisions in a group setting? Or is it someone who is able to dream and carry out his or her vision? For many new postdocs beginning their careers around the country, being put in leadership positions for the first time can be […]
Aug 18, 2015