PhD Questions of the Month–April 2021

Welcome to another installment of our blog series, PhD Questions of the Month, where the Grad Student/Postdoc Team at Career Services answers the top 2-3 questions that we have been asked in our individual PhD career advising appointments. This month, …

By Marianne Lipa
Marianne Lipa Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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3 Career Lessons from Oscar-Winner Chloé Zhao

On Sunday, Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color and only second woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director. Zhao is the filmmaker behind Nomadland, a quiet and compassionate study of American itinerant workers who rely on …

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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Everything I Needed to Know About My Career, I Learned from Star Trek.

Last week, we ran a blog from our partners at Vault about Melinda Snodgrass’s journey from law school to being a writer on Star Trek: The Next Generation. I confess that I was the one who selected that for publication. …

By J. Michael DeAngelis
J. Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager, co-host CS Radio
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Making the Case for a PhD Internship

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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Government Alumni Spotlight – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Throughout April, Career Services hosted a series of online chats with graduate alumni working for the federal government.  On April 15th, we heard from a master’s in geosciences graduate who is currently working as a physical scientist for the U.S. …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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CS Radio – Episode 135: “Following Up on Following Up”

Applied for that dream job but haven’t heard anything yet? Get through a first round interview but are now left hanging? CS Radio is here with tips about when and how to follow up with a potential employer.

Show Notes:

By J. Michael DeAngelis
J. Michael DeAngelis Senior Digital Resources Manager, co-host CS Radio
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Budgeting 101

Budgeting is in an incredibly valuable skill to pick up, and a basic understanding can go a long way.

If you know your salary or stipend, it’s a good idea to budget to set realistic expectations for yourself. Or if …

By Emily Barrale
Emily Barrale Data Visualizations & Analytics Manager and Associate Director, The College
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Following Up on an Application Without Sounding Desperate

Sometimes the most difficult time during the job application process is waiting to hear back once you have submitted your application. This period can take weeks, and it is difficult to know how to best handle the wait. Many people …

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Government Alumni Spotlight – Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Throughout April, Career Services hosted a series of online chats with graduate alumni working for the federal government.  On April 9th, we heard from a bioengineering PhD graduate who is working as an assistant director in the FDA’s Division of …

By Dianne Hull
Dianne Hull Senior Associate Director, Graduate Students & Postdocs
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How to Successfully Negotiate Your Salary

Check out this post from the Carpe Careers blog published on the Inside Higher Ed website – written by PhD/postdoc career advisors for PhD students and postdocs:

By Joseph Barber
Joseph Barber Director, Graduate Career Initiatives
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