Undecided about Academia or Industry? What You Need to Know About Choosing a Traditional or Non-Traditional Postdoc

Undecided about Academia or Industry? What You Need to Know About Choosing a Traditional or Non-Traditional Postdoc

By: Justine Calise, PhD, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell/Feinstein Institute for Medical Research Speakers: Lydia Grmai, PhD (moderator), Jon Cruz, PhD, Natasha Emmanuel, PhD, and Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, all current postdoctoral researchers.           Many of us recent PhD graduates are thinking about a postdoc, but are not sure whether to do it in academia or industry. Of course, the right choice for you […]

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 […]

“#DistractinglySexy”, a Year Later

“#DistractinglySexy”, a Year Later

By Julija Hmeljak   Summer is my favorite season. I always feel that great things happen when it’s warm and light outside, unlike in gloomy February. Why am I talking about this? Because it was in the glorious summer of 2015 that Sir Tim Hunt, Nobel Laureate, made a clumsy “joke” at a conference dinner that caused an uproar amongst the scientific community and effectively truncated his career. He made a […]