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Lauren Celano


Tips for working successfully with recruiters

Recruiters that specialize in your specific area of interest can be a tremendous asset to a job search. These individuals are experts on companies hiring in your field, company hiring preferences, company cultures, growth trajectories, relevant roles and titles for your experience level, industry tr...



Visiting goals at year-end and planning for the new year

I’m not a New Year’s resolution practitioner, but what I do like to do at the end of the year/beginning of a new year is to think about my goals. Goal setting is a best practice for all professionals and especially those who are looking to make personal and professional advances. What you have t...



Taking Things Personally

Today I am going to broach a subject which is really quite tricky, and as scientists I am not sure that we are really trained or prepared to do it.  My subject today is that we should not take things personally.  I know that we have all defended hypotheses in either public or private setti...



Two of the Most Important Questions About Your Career

After looking over many of these blog posts, one important area to discuss is the scientist as an inventor, adventurer, and entrepreneur. My career has had a long, winding path. Sometimes the terrain was sufficiently tortuous that I dreamt of being reincarnated as a Land Rover. I’ve been promoted ...



Lessons from my father: Entrepreneurship

This is my first blog post for Bio Careers, so I’m going to tell you about myself, my influences, and where I want to go with this blog. However, I’m not going to give you my CV (I’m on LinkedIn, and you can see all the gory details there).


Reineke Pohlhaus

Why Bother?

Why bother?  Should I join the American Association of blah-dy-blah-blah of blahs? This is a question I asked myself while I was in graduate school, and it was the subject of a conversation I had with my other grad school friends.  I remember in particular a society that offered joint memb...



I got a job!

Two weeks after my contract at Edgenuity officially ended, I have a new job offer in hand. I don’t want to be laying down platitudes about the right way to look for a job, because:-this job offer was 4 months in the making.-I never actually applied for this job.-I got this job because my old manag...



Second Chance in Getting a Green Card!

DID YOU “AGE-OUT” OF YOUR CHANCE FOR A GREEN CARD BY TURNING 21 YEARS OLD?  YOU MAY BE ABLE TO TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME!Most foreign national students and recent graduates will obtain legal permanent residence through an employer-based immigrant petition.  For a few, there soon may ...



Starting out in science policy – a fellowship is not the only way!

With many graduate students and postdocs looking for career opportunities outside the laboratory, science policy is becoming an increasingly popular field. I won’t go in to the basic details of what the field entails and the different types of organizations and jobs involved (there are plenty of p...

Lauren Celano


Building your Professional Network through Involvement

A well developed network is one of your most important assets.  The quality and strength of your network significantly impacts career opportunities, your career trajectory, and overall success.  It can take years, sometimes decades, to develop a robust professional network, and it often do...