Career Paths

jyoung

Jared
Young

Parsing Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs) (3) – Institution size and reputation

When contemplating a PUI career, take note that the nature of your job can vary considerably depending on the institution. This is part of a series of blogs that list some salient features of an institution that can affect your work.   Today’s focus – Institution size and reputation ...


jyoung

Jared
Young

Parsing PUIs (4) – Student skill level and teaching

When contemplating a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) career, take note that the nature of your job can vary considerably depending on the institution. This is part of a series of blogs that list some salient features of an institution that can affect your work. Today’s focus – Studen...


jyoung

Jared
Young

Parsing PUIs (5) – Gauging academic preparedness

When contemplating a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) career, take note that the nature of your job can vary considerably depending on the institution. This is part of a series of blogs that list some salient features of an institution that can affect your work.  Today’s focus – Ga...


virginie.adam

Virginie
Adam

Networking: you never know who you’ll end up meeting!

With the start of the fall semester at Penn, On-Campus Recruiting has also now swung into action. Various large firms come out here, giving informational talks (i.e. propaganda sessions) about their work and how to become one of the ‘elite’ who join them. The university also hosts a number of Ca...


sarahpick648

Sarah
Pick

Career Tracks in Bioinformatics - A Snapshot of Life as a Bioinformatics Analyst

What’s life like as a bioinformatics analyst at an academic research center? How do analysts apply their backgrounds in life sciences with the analytical and programming skills needed for their work? What are the typical projects done by analysts with ten years experience in this field?


katesleeth

Kate
Sleeth

Scientific Media: Gift from the Gods or poisoned chalice?

When I was doing my graduate studies I was concerned about publishing papers and my thesis.  Then once I moved to my first postdoc position I learned that if you have a particularly good finding you are expected to do press releases which may lead to you appearing on TV or the radio!  As s...


jennyinbox

Jennifer
Reineke Pohlhaus

Changing Careers, Part I

Now that you know a little bit about what science policy is, and one way of transitioning into science policy (the AAAS Science & Technology Fellowship Program), I’d like to give you a little more information on how I changed careers from being a bench scientist to a science policy professi...


christie.a.canaria

Christie
Canaria

The Popularity Vote for Scientists

Does the public like science? Do the people trust scientists? Sometimes, I wonder. As a young scientist fresh out of a postdoc, a lot of my friends are also scientists. Of course, many of those friendships were forged over those strenuous years of grad school. My friends and I, we’re like-minded f...


eric.vieira

Eric
Vieira

Dissecting a Equity Research Associate Job Advertisement, Part 2

Job Advertisement (continued): “In general, we expect our research associates to possess, or have the potential to possess, the following characteristics: Strong writing (if you do not enjoy writing, this job is not for you. You will need to be concise, make strong arguments, and translate scie...


eric.vieira

Eric
Vieira

Dissecting an Equity Research Associate Job Advertisement, Part 1

Recently I noticed a job posting for an Equity Research Associate position at a New York City investment bank. If I had not worked in the finance sector, I wouldn’t have understood half the things they included in the description. It made me think about how it must feel for someone trying to break...