Careers in Science Policy: Representing Science to Make a Societal Impact

Careers in Science Policy: Representing Science to Make a Societal Impact

By: Caitlin Burgdorf, BS Moderated by: Yaihara Fortis-Santiago, PhD (Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY) Panelist speakers: Barbara Natalizio, PhD (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Washington, DC), Yvette Seger, PhD (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology [FASEB]: Bethesda, Maryland), Caira Woods, PhD (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Washington, DC) The underpinnings of any formal societal advance are held together by the policy behind it. In this […]

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 […]

Insider Perspectives on the World of Medical Communications: A Career Panel Summary

Insider Perspectives on the World of Medical Communications: A Career Panel Summary

  By Melissa A. Deri, PhD                 Overview This panel was organized by NYC Science Communication, with the support from The Office of Career Planning and Professional Development at The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, in order to provide an overview of medical communications, a look at what the job entails, and how to approach the current career landscape. The […]

Thriving and Volunteering at the American Medical Writers Association

Thriving and Volunteering at the American Medical Writers Association

By Yue Liu                      For any aspiring medical writer, the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) can provide valuable professional resources and volunteering opportunities. In this article, Qing Zhou, PhD, ELS, shares how educational and volunteering experiences at AMWA both catalyzed her professional growth and facilitated her transition from a graduate student and bench scientist to a ten-year medical writing veteran. Interviewee: […]