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Think you know how to write an Industry Resumè?  Learn the secret to resume success with White Consulting!

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Joined us for a terrific workshop on “How to Write an Effective Industry Resumè”. Read the rest of this entry »

Preparing Your Non-Academic Resume: An Interactive Workshop with White Consulting, LLC – Friday, January 29th 5-7:30pm

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White Consulting, LLC was founded in 2013 by Colin White and Anthony Collmann, two Harvard Medical School-trained Ph.D. Research Scientists who transitioned from academia to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

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Colin and Anthony are passionate about providing career development services to those wishing to make a transition out of the academic laboratory. Representatives of White Consulting, LLC have spoken at science careers fairs, sat on post-doctoral association discussion panels, and lectured both graduate students and post-doctoral fellows on a variety of topics relevant to transitioning into a non-academic career. We pride ourselves on taking the time to make sure that all those in attendance gain an appreciation for the importance of the skills necessary to move outside the academic world.

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This in depth workshop takes the audience through a series of interactive exercises that leaves each individual with a clear understanding of what is necessary to strongly position your non-academic resume, as well as various techniques to both appreciate and showcase your transferable skills. Members of the audience work together in small groups to complete a variety of exercises ranging from how to write a strong professional summary through formatting and submission of the final document. Please join us for a fun, interactive workshop with members of White Consulting, LLC. A light meal will be served after the workshop during our post-seminar networking event.

This event is free, but reservations are required. Please bring your resume or CV to this event to gain the most benefit from attending!

Register at http://tuftspdaresume.eventbrite.com. Password: tuftspda

Time: Friday, January 29th from 5-7pm with networking afterward

Location: Boston campus, M&V412

Pizza will be served!

Managing Impostor Syndrome and Perfectionism in Your Career – Live Event – January 8th 4-5pm on the Boston Campus!

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Registration is free, but required. RSVP here: https://tuftspdaperfectionism.eventbrite.com/ (password: tuftspda)

Location: Boston Campus, M&V 412

Time: Friday, January 8th from 4-5pm with pizza and networking after Steve’s talk!

Join us for a workshop on managing impostor syndrome and perfectionism during your career with Steven Steinke, LICSW and staff clinician at Harvard University Health Services. Steve has been serving the Harvard University graduate population since 2008 and has counseled many researchers on how to channel their perfectionistic drives to benefit, rather than harm their personal and professional lives.

Many graduate students and postdocs often feel inadequate or not competitive with their peers, despite years of advanced training. These feelings often curb exploration and the courage to delve into new experiences, in fear of exposing failure, ultimately harming the career potential of extremely talented and driven scientists and other researchers.

Halloween Party with the Boston Community of Postdocs at Lir in Downtown Boston!

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Join your fellow postdocs from Tufts, MGH, HSPH, Joslin, MIT, Dana Farber and Children’s Hospital in a fun Halloween Party at Lir!

We’ll have great food, an optional costume contest and a cash bar.

Come join us and meet some cool postdocs from other universities in the Boston area!

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/halloween-bash-tickets-19123445741

Where:

Lir

903 Boylston Street

Boston, MA

When:

Saturday October 31st 6:30-9pm

4 Tips for living in Boston: a Postdoc perspective

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1. Reconcile the cost of housing in Boston

Due to the large population, limited space and antique infrastructure, housing in Boston is one of the most expensive in the country. The average STUDIO apartment goes for an average of $1000 a month. Combine that with a high cost of living (Boston is 28% higher than the national average) and your postdoctoral stipend can be eaten up fairly quickly. Luckily Boston is an amazing city and when you have the opportunity to hear about amazing new startups and collaborate with some of the best researchers in the world, so hopefully the fact that you can’t save as much as you want to during your postdoc can be mitigated by the awesome scientific community around you.

2. Utilize the amazing science community around you

Regardless of whether you want a career in academic science or private industry, networking will further your career goals in ways you cannot even foresee. The great thing about Boston is that there are an incredible amount of networking opportunities and seminars for you to attend! From the great events put on by the Postdoc Association and Graduate Student Councils at Tufts to outside organizations that bring people together. Here is a short list of some organizations and events that are well worth looking into! There are plenty others!

Start networking yesterday!

3. Take advantage of the seasons

Boston is known for its amazing seasons. Spring is revitalizing with flowers blooming and warmer weather rolling in. Summer is hot and sometimes humid, perfect for enjoying the beach or esplanade. Fall brings the gorgeous autumn colors and cooler nights and preludes to the colder winter months. Most Bostonians understand that for 4 months of year (December through March), they may be stuck inside due to bad weather, so they make the most of the spring, summer and fall months. There are a myriad of activities during this time, from concerts and Shakespeare in the park to food truck festivals, sporting events and much more.

4. Explore the city

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the USA and is world-renowned for it’s amazing history. However, don’t just get a Lobster Roll and stroll through Faneuil Hall and call it a day. Boston and the surrounding area is teeming with great sights and sounds. Here are a few ideas:

Although the lab is always calling, try to take some time out for yourself and make sure you get to experience the fantastic city Boston is!