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Donna Kridelbaugh

Donna
Kridelbaugh

What is National Mentoring Month?

January is National Mentoring Month, which was founded by the Harvard School of Public Health. The National Mentoring Partnership was conceived to raise awareness about mentoring programs, and to recruit people to serve as role models for youth in their communities. Mentors make a positive impact on...


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

When transitioning from academia to pharma, academic scientists need their C.R.E.A.M!-Manage

An important thing that we learned to do in academia is manage how we use our time.  We are able to manage the amount of time that we allocate to any one activity.  It was probably something that we learned to do during graduate school or during our postdoctoral work.  It was what all...


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

When transitioning from academia to pharma, academic scientists need their C.R.E.A.M!

Together, we have learned that there are transferable skills that we can take from our academic space to work in pharma.  I hope that we have learned about the importance of our ability to communicate, be resourceful, have energy, analyze work, and manage the work and expectations.  Unders...


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

Searching for our career north: The Process

An introduction to the processA common challenge for professionals is the situation where you having a good sense of the field you want to work in, but lacking clarity in what exactly we want to do in this field or how to get there. 


lamar.blackwell

Lamar
Blackwell

Searching for our career north: The Process - Step 1: Self assessment

In the introduction to this series, I mentioned that we need to understand the reality of the process of achieving our career goals.  We also need to assess our strengths and weaknesses.  We need to think about why we are chasing this goal and why it is important to us.  When you are ...


SUZANE.RAMOS

Suzane
Ramos da Silva

How to multi-task?

My challenge began around a ago, when my PI invited me to manage the lab, while at the same time, I was developing my post-doc projects. At first, I said no, but after considerable thought, I decided to accept the new task. Apart from the new routine, it also came with a lot of new responsibili...


Judy.lytle

Judy
Lytle

The Value of Professional Mentorship

I’ve been really fortunate my entire professional career. I’ve had mentors at every stage. The interesting thing is, my mentors weren’t actively sought. Each time, the relationship was organic, and only in retrospect have I realized that these people served the role of mentor, and that th...


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Charlene
Milliken

Did I Just Waste All Those Years in Graduate School?!

I’ve asked myself this question a lot over the past couple of years.  I spent years in graduate school, focused on becoming an expert in a subject matter that I was passionate about…only to leave it behind as soon as my Ph.D. was in hand.  Did I just waste 8-1/2 years of my life?! &nbs...


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Christiana
Davis

The Art of Getting Positive References

Congratulations! Your resume has landed you an interview. But to authenticate your work history, prospective employers ask for professional references. They want to know the person behind the resume. To help them do this, they either contact the references directly, or they enlist the services ...


Aníbal Valentín-Acevedo

Aníbal
Valentín-Acevedo

What if your new job is NOT what you expected?

If you are looking for a job, most likely you have many expectations about it. How much money you wish to get paid, how many vacation days you will get and what type of benefits will be included just to mention a few. You might also think about how related the job is to your expertise or experience....