Almost all scientists have to cope with failure at some point. Despite the pain of every failed experiment and rejection, we somehow move forward. I have been thinking about this since my first [...]
Like many of you, when I began my scientific training, I was heading down the default path of an academic career. While working as a postdoc, I realized that I was not interested in this career [...]
This month I want to talk about the mental health struggles that I have faced during graduate school and career exploration. I want to discuss this issue in such a public forum because once I [...]
North Carolina State University’s athletic teams have a wolf pack as a mascot. “Wolfpack” is obviously not a singular character (which makes creating a mascot tricky but I digress…) but a group [...]
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When institutions in the BEST consortium began their programming, they were concerned that the faculty would resist – wanting trainees to be in the lab and not at career development events. [...]
Over the last few months, writing for this blog has given me the opportunity to look back and reflect on the job seeking process. In my December post, I wrote about the things I wish I’d know [...]