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
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Categories : career advice, how to apply, Panel discussion, science communication, STEM education, teaching

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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
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Categories : academia, business careers, career advice, Panel discussion, Science, science communication

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By Yoko J. Bian Speakers (seated left to right): Fon Powell, Ph.D.; Brent Osborne, Ph.D.; Alex Porras, Ph.D.; LaWanda Thompson, Ph.D.   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
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Categories : academia, business careers, consulting, Panel discussion, PhD career transition, postdocs

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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
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Categories : Interviewed article, NYC Science Communication (NYCSciComm), persuasion, PhD career transition, postdocs, Science, volunteering

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  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
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Categories : Elevator pitch, NYC Science Communication (NYCSciComm), persuasion, soft skills

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