Professional Development for PhD Students

By Academic Positions Certain professional skills including communication, leadership, teamwork, and project management are valued by employers across a wide range of sectors. While many institutions offer professional development workshops specifically aimed at helping graduate students develop these skills, you can also learn them through the course of your degree. Here are some of the [...]

Academic Curriculum Vitae (CV) Example and Writing Tips

Written by Alison Doyle A curriculum vitae (CV) written for academia should highlight research and teaching experience, publications, grants and fellowships, professional associations and licenses, awards, and any other details in your experience that show you’re the best candidate for a faculty or research position advertised by a college or university. When writing an academic CV, make sure [...]

What matters in a Ph.D. adviser? Here’s what the research says

Taken from: https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2019/04/what-matters-phd-adviser-here-s-what-research-says Written by Katie Langin Earning a Ph.D. takes years and poses many challenges, so it’s important to choose the person who will shepherd you through the process—your Ph.D. adviser—wisely. There’s no single formula for choosing the right Ph.D. adviser; the factors will vary for each student. But the latest research on the [...]

Six easy ways to manage your time better

A career in science requires one to wear many hats:  bench scientist, mentor, writer, teacher, graphic designer, public speaker, etc. Therefore, effective time management is essential for a successful career in research. In a recent career column in Nature, Andrew Johnson and John Sumpter outline six tips at being a better manager of your time. [...]