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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.

Mentoring Kickoff Event with Joanne Kamens

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The wonderful Joanne Kamens, Executive Director of Addgene gave an excellent seminar on Mentoring 101: using mentoring to advance your career.


Many of the 2015-2016 Tufts PDA mentees joined us in listening to Joanne’s expert wisdom on how to find and maintain good mentoring relationships.



Please join us for future events focused on improving your mentoring skills!

Join us for the Tufts PDA Mentoring Circle Kickoff Event on Monday November 9th from 4-6pm!

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Tufts Postdoc Mentoring Program Kick Off!
 
Guest Speaker: Joanne Kamens, PhD
 
Executive Director of Addgene
 
“Enriching Your Mentoring
Experience From Both Sides”
 
November 9th 2015
4pm – 6pm
Sackler 114
145 Harrison Avenue
Boston MA 02111
 
 
Refreshments will be served
All Welcome!
 
If you have applied for the mentoring program, it is strongly encouraged that you attend but please feel free to come, even if you haven’t!

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

Tufts PDA Mentoring Circles

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Are you interested in guidance in your academic or industry career progression? Need help managing your work-life balance? Want to build your network?

What is a Mentoring Circle? 

A Mentoring Circle consists of several mentees with STEM, Humanties or Social Science backgrounds swho are committed to meeting monthly to support one another with support, advice, and information. Each circle will be directed by an experienced mentor.

Who will be in my circle? 

The MASS AWIS mentoring committee will review submitted surveys and match you with a circle based on interest, career goals, geography, and other factors.

What will we talk about? Are we just going to sit around and complain?

The mentoring circle is a supportive forum to constructively resolve all issues, but the focus is on career and personal growth. The group decide the details of scheduling and we will provide ideas and articles to help start conversations within your circle. All participants should be willing to both give and get professional and personal support from others in their circle. Mentors will aid in directing conversational topics within the circle and by sharing their knowledge and experience.

Applications due Friday, October 30.

Apply online at http://tiny.cc/TuftsMentorin