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Searching for our career north: The Process- Step 1: The Actions

After we have made an honest assessment of what our values are and how our choices aligns with our values, we can think about how we should go about this change.  It is important that this is personalized because this is your path.  Then we can take inventory of where we are and where we w...


Robert Cory

Preparing Your Research Presentation

Research presentations are a vital part of science.  Your preparation process for an oral presentation will depend on how experienced you are and how well you understand your research, however, here is a tried and true method that can work for you at any level.



Job-Hunting: Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster

Looking for a position – even voluntarily – is stressful. If the job-hunt is discretionary, if you can stay where you are long-term and perhaps are simply bored, it’s comparatively less stressful. But even then, there’s something unsatisfying about where you are that’s making you look...

Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo


Networking, networking and more networking

If I ask you what is the single most important thing you can do to find a job or advance your career, what would be your answer? Some people might say get a college degree, others could say stay current within your field or maybe get trained in something that can complement your formal educatio...


Thomas Patrick

What do I really need to know?

Hello Everyone! This month I wanted to address the barrage of articles out there that have to do with “the top trends for job seekers in 2016”, or “things every job seeker should know” and the like. While you may find some useful nuggets amongst the clutter, the articles all seem t...



Planning a Career

In the third and final interview for my current position, my soon-to-be-boss (who happens to be the CEO and President of the Institute) asked me what my aspirations were. I told him that I didn’t have any. You read it right. I told my potential boss that I didn’t have professional aspiratio...



Writing an Application that is Meant to be Read

My team is hiring a bunch of open positions right now, so I am finally getting a sense for what it's like on the other side of the table. 

Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo


The danger of a comfortable job

For most of us, finding a job after we graduate is our main goal. 



What Does a Biotech Recruiter Look For?

As a Recruiter reviews a resume, there are certain things that we typically look for and want to see in a resume, and certain things we just don’t want to see.



Pitfalls of Going from Academia into the Federal Government and How to Deal with Them, Part 1

A career in the federal government can be rewarding and interesting.  However, if you’re considering a career in the federal government, here are a few tips to keep in mind.  They’re broad generalizations, but you’ll most likely run into at least one of them.  Knowing these thin...