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Controversy and Change: The Pandemic and Grad Student Rights

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Controversy and Change: The Pandemic and Grad Student Rights

Grad student activists responding to the pandemic’s unique challenges force higher ed’s institutions to address health and economic impacts as well as more long-standing concerns.

How to Choose the Right Lab: Advice from Someone Who Didn’t

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How to Choose the Right Lab: Advice from Someone Who Didn’t

Few things will have more impact on your happiness and success than joining the right lab. Read on for strategies to help you find a good fit.

Getting the Most Out of Professional Events, Part 2

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Getting the Most Out of Professional Events, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. In Part 1, we explored Step One of getting the most out of a professional event: choosing the right one to attend. Here in Part 2, we discuss Step Two: planning your strategy for attending, and Step Three: following up afterwards.

Getting the Most Out of Professional Events

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Getting the Most Out of Professional Events

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Here we will explore one aspect of getting the most out of a professional event: choosing the right one to attend. In Part 2, we will discuss the second and third aspects of maximizing the benefits of a professional event: planning your strategy for attending and following up afterwards.

How Not To Network

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How Not To Network

Networking is a highly effective way to get a job, but many people are not sure exactly what networking is or how to do it. To help you figure that out, here are examples of how NOT to network.

Managing Bias in the Job Search Process

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Managing Bias in the Job Search Process

After graduating or finishing a postdoc, most people want to find a job where they can feel productive and valued. Read this advice for dealing with unconscious bias and ensuring that your next job really is a good fit for you.

Writing a Winning Cover Letter: Advice for Recent Graduates

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Writing a Winning Cover Letter: Advice for Recent Graduates

This article discusses the salient features of cover letters geared for applying to (a) academic positions, (b) academic postdoctoral appointments, and (c) industrial and government positions.

Q: What Do Experiments and Career Planning Have in Common?

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Q: What Do Experiments and Career Planning Have in Common?

Career and life planning is not an easy task and will take time. Start this process today, and believe in your research skills that you acquired during your time in graduate school. They will get you where you want to be.

From Conflict to Collaboration

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From Conflict to Collaboration

The art of conflict resolution is essential for a productive career. Find conflict resolution strategies to resolve problems and avoid escalation.

Perspective Matters: Use Reframing to Prepare for Your Future During a Crisis

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Perspective Matters: Use Reframing to Prepare for Your Future During a Crisis

COVID-19 makes us pause and reflect on our pasts, our experiences, and all our future possibilities. Learn how to use this time to reframe your story and better prepare for the next chapter.

Advice: You Asked for It; You Got It. What Are You Going to Do With It?

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Advice: You Asked for It; You Got It. What Are You Going to Do With It?

In this article you will find tips for objectively evaluating the advice and opinions of others, and putting their feedback into practice to improve yourself and your work.

Tips for Writing a Scientific Manuscript

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Tips for Writing a Scientific Manuscript

This article offers tips for writing a scientific article that are relevant to both first-time and seasoned manuscript authors.

What is an ATS, and Why Should I Care?

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What is an ATS, and Why Should I Care?

Learn about Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and how to craft a resume that will sail through an ATS review.

Asking About Asking For Advice

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Asking About Asking For Advice

Learn the why and how about asking for advice. Overcome your fear of asking questions and/or asking for help. Asking for help can be a sign of strength.

How to Market Your Chemistry Degree in Another Field

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How to Market Your Chemistry Degree in Another Field

Learn to pursue jobs outside the chemistry field with your chemistry degree. Understand how defining SMART goals can help you obtain the job you desire.

Trying Out Teamwork

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Trying Out Teamwork

Teamwork is very important in both an academic and professional setting. Learn ways to better communicate and collaborate in any team-setting you may encounter.

Authenticity: A Key to Making a Good Leader Great

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Authenticity: A Key to Making a Good Leader Great

Learn tips on how to become an authentic leader to help you with your future career.

Where Do I Go From Here?

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Where Do I Go From Here?

One of the hardest parts of being a graduate student or postdoctoral researcher is knowing that your position is temporary. This article walks you through using your current skills and tasks to find your next job.

5 Assumptions You Need to Drop Before a Job Search

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5 Assumptions You Need to Drop Before a Job Search

Students typically harbor common misconceptions about what career opportunities they can and cannot apply for. This article helps you challenge this mindset and reframe it in order to feel worthy enough during he initial application process.

Dress Without Distress: Professional Dressing (and Hygiene) 101

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Dress Without Distress: Professional Dressing (and Hygiene) 101

Learn the ins and outs of professional dressing and hygiene.

Cultivating Your Scientific Presentation Skills

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Cultivating Your Scientific Presentation Skills

Learn how to give an effective scientific presentation that will help with landing a job and in other opportunities.

10 Career Tips from Pokemon Go

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10 Career Tips from Pokemon Go

Learn how you can apply concepts from the Pokémon Go game to enhance your professional career whether it is working with other people or progressing onto the next stage of your career.

From Graduate Student to Young Professional: Tips for Conquering the Transition

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From Graduate Student to Young Professional: Tips for Conquering the Transition

Transitioning from graduate student to “young professional” comes with its own set of unique stresses. Check out this guide with several tips to help enable a smooth transition during the first year of your career after graduation.

Investing in International Scientific Experiences: Start Planning Now

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Investing in International Scientific Experiences: Start Planning Now

Join the global scientific community and develop international connections during Graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowships.

ChemIDP: Because It’s Important To Think About Career Planning Before Panic Mode Sets In

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ChemIDP: Because It’s Important To Think About Career Planning Before Panic Mode Sets In

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) can help plan your career and stand out from other job candidates.