On Saturday the 14th of May I attended the Women in Science and Technology conference held at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla. There were four workshop sessions, and I wish to share a few thoughts from those sessions over my next few blogs. The first session I atten...
Do you remember the character played by George Clooney who has 10 million flight miles in the movie “Up In the Air?” That might be a little extreme for normal people. Check out your account. How many do you have? 20,000? Well, last week I had a meeting with a guy from Texas. He has over 4 millio...
At the Women in Science and Technology conference, the final workshop I attended was given by Linda Baracs, a professor of law, ethics and negotiation at the University of San Diego. Her workshop was entitled, He Said, She Said: The Art of Negotiation. Linda gave an exceptional workshop,...
No doubt about it, there’s an art to building an effective mentor-mentee relationship. Seeking out a good mentor for your career growth and actively engaging as a “mentee” are integral to initiating a connection.Since this process is so important to the development of life scientists’ ...
I was 8 years old the first time I saw my father cry at my brother’s college graduation. In an instant, I learned what pride looked like and vowed to make my father proud. When I was 13, I saw my father cry for the second time as, with a broken voice, he shared the news of my grandmoth...
As a graduate student, I thought being a postdoc was a rather bad deal. On top of the bad pay, no retirement benefits, and the countless hours in the lab, postdocs must sometimes rely on their antiquated, anchored-in-academia mentors for career advice. When I arrived at the NIH, I learned that the p...
What’s that? It means deciding on a course of action as you go along, using your own initiative and perceptions rather than a pre-determined plan. From what I’ve been told, the description “fly by the seat of your pants” fell into popular use after Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan flew from ...
After 28 years, in 2008 the Phillies finally clinched the World Series and with it, my attention for the sport. Mind you, I have been watching baseball since I can remember. Having grown up in Venezuela (the second highest source of players for Major League Baseball, thank you very much!...
Hello readers! My name is Stephanie Yeung, a new addition to the Bio Careers blogger fleet. I am a scientist turned marketing professional. Thanks to Bio Careers, now I have a place to share with you my journey jumping from academic research into business functions after getting my Bioengineering Ph...
Hey everyone! I’m Mandy, a Missouri farm girl transplanted to the Washington D.C. metro area and a research scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service. I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to blog for Bio Careers about my work in agriculture.