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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By Leo Bear-McGuinness With the announcement of an Isaac Newton action/adventure film, Hollywood’s tradition of misrepresenting scientists has now become as fixed as a Newtonian Law When you picture the one of the greatest scientists and ‘father of physics’ Sir Isaac Newton, what do you see? Probably an elderly man, sitting beneath a tree, rubbing his recently bombarded, ridiculous wig? Well, Hollywood apparently sees something quite different. Following the announcement yesterday,
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Categories : Hollywood, Isaac Newton, Movie, Science

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