Networking tips for graduate students

Attending Experimental Biology in San Diego? Check out these tips for effective conference networking! By Carolyn Beans At my first academic conference I didn’t introduce myself to anyone. As a first year graduate student I directed every bit of bravery toward my talk, which left nothing extra for approaching the scientists I admired. At the [...]

How to be an academic without working 60 hours a week

A Twitter argument about how many hours academics should work prompted Lucy Foulkes to seek out advice for early career researchers   Taken from Last week a tweet about academics’ working hours went viral: Nicholas A. Christakis@NAChristakis I tell my graduate students and post-docs that if they’re working 60 hours per week, they’re working less than the [...]