Mentoring as a Graduate Student

The benefits of offering support to someone else.   By Heather VanMouwerik, April 3, 2017    https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/mentoring-graduate-student Heather VanMouwerik is a Ph.D. candidate in Russian History at the University of California, Riverside. Find her on Twitter or read more on her website. ---------------------------------------------------- Honestly, I had no intention of becoming anyone’s mentor. I was deep into the “make it [...]

The Stories Behind a CV

We all have a unique story of how we got to where we are now - the path is rarely straight and narrow. A recent article in Science by Wei Ji Ma highlights the often hidden struggles we all face. In the article, he discusses his co-founding of an event series that focuses on discussing [...]

Postdocs: Big lab, small lab?

Chris Woolston, Nature 549, 553–555 (28 September 2017) doi:10.1038/nj7673-553a http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v549/n7673/full/nj7673-553a.html Choosing a lab of the right size is crucial for early-career development. Getty Group discussions are one aspect of postdoc life that can be very different between large and small labs. While looking for a postdoctoral position, Michael Mitchell could have joined any number of [...]