The 411 on How to Start a Successful Career in Teaching and Education

The 411 on How to Start a Successful Career in Teaching and Education

By: Caitlyn A. Moore, M.E. Panelists in the Teaching and Education session at “What Can You Be with A Ph.D.” discussing the ins-and-outs of being a professor at an undergraduate university. From left to right: Dr. Victoria Ruiz, Ph.D.; Dr. Jessica Allen, Ph.D.; Dr. Nathan Lents, Ph.D.; Dr. Matthew Marcello, Ph.D.; Image credit: Caitlyn A. Moore   Alumni Hall A was packed on a Saturday morning with WCUB attendees eager […]

Science Outreach and Informal Education at What Can You Be with a PhD (WCUB)

Science Outreach and Informal Education at What Can You Be with a PhD (WCUB)

By Helena Mello    Moderator: Russell J. Ledet, M.S., NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY. Speakers: Jeanne Garbarino, Ph.D. The Rockefeller University, New York, NY.                   Joe Hanson, Ph.D. PBS Digital Studios, Austin, TX.                   Julie Nadel, Ph.D. The New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY.   Public awareness of science is a […]

Beyond Academia: Transitioning from PhD to Consulting

Beyond Academia: Transitioning from PhD to Consulting

By Yoko J. Bian   More and more, Ph.D. graduates that seek careers outside academia are going into consulting. Such movement into this field isn’t new. For years, Ph.D. graduates have been joining firms with a specialized business focus that draws on their previous field of expertise in graduate schools. For example, economics Ph.D. graduates have been pursuing careers at econometric consulting firms, biology PhDs are employed by biotech consulting […]

Want Attention? Here’s Advice from an Expert Headhunter

Want Attention? Here’s Advice from an Expert Headhunter

By Jiye Son Many professionals in the STEM field are great with technical skills, but often we lack the soft skills to communicate and express our talents to draw attention to ourselves. We work endlessly in labs to produce more results, and yet when it comes to flaunting those hard-earned accomplishments, we can sometimes feel bashful and uncomfortable. As such, when it comes time to look for a job after […]

Get Ready to Leave Your Comfort Zone! Insights and Practical Advice for Developing Your Elevator Pitch

Get Ready to Leave Your Comfort Zone! Insights and Practical Advice for Developing Your Elevator Pitch

  By Justine Calise, PhD Candidate, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine Speakers: Dr. Jesse Roth, MD, FACP, and Dr. Bettie Steinberg, PhD            Chances are, if you are a trainee in the sciences and thinking forward in advancing your career to the next level, you have probably heard of the elevator pitch. For most people the thought of crafting one is scary; the actual elevator ride is the […]