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katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Science: It’s a girl thing!

I had no idea that the European Commission had made a video to attract more women to careers in science before I witnessed the reactions of friends and fellow scientists in different social media. Within a few posts, I realized that either something must have gone wrong as scientists, both male and ...


maida.beth

Maida
Taylor

Will “reshoring” = restoring jobs in the USA?

It’s the same old song---contaminated drugs from China.  The news was reported by Laurie Burkitt in the Wall Street Journal  on April 17, 2012.  Chinese authorities halted the sale of 13 drugs, because the gelatin capsules used in manufacturing were found to have high levels of the ...


nick

Nick
Folger

Another Successful Summit

A big thank you to all of you who participated in our second Virtual Job Summit in early April.  You made it a big success!  Our participating employers were pleased with the quality of the scientists they met.Thanks also to Coach Tom and Lauren Celano, who devoted their time to giving one...


nick

Nick
Folger

Queuing at the Summit

One of the problems with last fall’s Job Summit that we heard back from you about was that some booths were terribly overcrowded, and it was hard to reach a recruiter even during their Office Hours.We heard you!For the Spring Summit, there will be a link at each booth to a sign up sheet.  You...


nick

Nick
Folger

Employers at the Summit

We’re getting very excited about this Spring’s Job Summit, which opens Feb 1st (you can begin reviewing the Employer Booths) with live days on April 4th and 5th (you can video chat with Employers during their Office Hours). 


nick

Nick
Folger

October 2011 Job Summit Well Attended

Bio Careers held our first Virtual Job Summit last fall, and we were gratified that the event was so well attended.  Over 600 postgraduate scientists attended, spending over 50 minutes on each of an average of 50 visits to the Summit.  Since you all love statistics, here they are for last ...


Lauren Celano

Lauren
Celano

Tips on Preparing for the Bio Careers® Virtual Summit

The Bio Careers® Virtual Summit scheduled on October 3rd and 4th provides graduate students, postdocs, and alumni an opportunity to learn about companies that are hiring and also gain insight from the presenters about job search tips and career strategy.  The summit provides an opportunity for...


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

The Hot Word Today

Information seems to be the hot word today. It’s one of those slippery concepts that exists in a somewhat definable way in mathematics and science – particularly in information theory – but it is a hot item with or without a precise way to define it. Just look at finance, media, or a zillion o...


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

Is there a PhD problem in the United States?

This is an interesting question, but it is not the first time in recent history that folks have been asking it. Here are a few other related questions that have been floating around: Is PhD supply greater than demand?  Is the Federal government providing enough support to maintain research capa...


jason.sherwin

Jason
Sherwin

Education and Hard Work - Necessary, Though Not Sufficient

The theme of this posting is ‘Educated, Unemployed and Frustrated’ and it is a commentary/response on the article by the same name from the March 20 edition of The New York Times. The original article was written by Matthew Klein. The main thesis of Mr. Klein’s article is that recent graduates...