career development

Versatile PhD: A resource for PhDs

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Today we are joined by Paula Chambers, founder of Versatile PhD for a seminar by the Sackler GSC. Paula runs a successful online repository of forums and career information for PhDs.

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Insights into Careers in Commercial Sciences

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We were lucky enough to be joined by Cliff Ramsdell, PhD, Product Development Manager for Flow Cytometry in North America for Thermo Fisher Scientific. Cliff spoke about careers in commercial sciences as a often overlooked but richly rewarding way to use your analytical and research skills!

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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!

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

Postdoc Appreciation Week Kick Off Event: Discovering your value proposition with Career Strategist Sarah Cardozo Duncan

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This past Saturday, Sept. 19th, we celebrated the start of Post Doc Appreciation Week with a workshop by Career Strategist Sarah Cardozo Duncan.  Sarah’s career development workshop focused on “How to Find a Job in Difficult Times”.

Sarah walked 30+ Tufts postdocs and invited guests through how to determine individual strengths and how to clearly articulate value to prospective employers.

We enjoyed networking during a great BBQ lunch thanks to the help of Tufts PDA Executive committee members Lisa Hawver and Jodi Benenson.  Thanks, guys!

We ended the day with more networking and practicing our career stories.  Thanks to all who attended and hope to see you at the rest of the Post Doc Appreciation Week events!