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An International PhD Student’s Guidebook

Every PhD journey is unique, and mine was a blend of challenges and triumphs. I invite you to craft your own strategy to overcome hurdles and find joy in the pursuit of knowledge. Read my full story and be inspired!

From International Student to Resilient Future Physician: My Journey of Personal Growth and Cultural Exploration in the USA

This article is part of the 2023 September International Student Perspectives Collection. As I reflect on my journey as an international student, I have realized that this journey is more than just pursuing a degree; it is about personal growth, too. Leaving behind my family to embark on my academic journey in a foreign land…

Cloudy with a Chance of Hermit Crabs

🦀 🏀 Dive into a tale that sounds crazy but holds an incredible lesson! From overtime losses to an artist’s determination, this journey reveals the power of resilience, curiosity, and becoming the ocean. Prepare to be amazed and inspired! 🌊 Read the full story now. #Inspiration #Curiosity #Resilience”

The Importance of Making and Maintaining Connections

The article emphasizes the importance of building and maintaining a strong professional network. It suggests that quality is more important than quantity when it comes to connections. It advises connecting with current and past colleagues, as well as individuals in your field of interest. Engaging with your network through platforms like LinkedIn, sharing relevant content,…

🌍 Oh, the places you’ll go! ✈️

Outside of science, one of my passions is to travel and experience new places, cultures, and food. While it may not seem that a career in the sciences or signing yourself up for more school by pursuing a PhD would allow the time or means to explore this interest, I have found that my scientific…

Negotiating Salaries and Job Offers

Navigating negotiations can be a daunting task. When job hunting or accepting a job offer, there are many things to consider. Salaries, benefits, and other aspects such as remote work can all be part of a job offer package. Some people might be tempted to just accept the terms given, but you can negotiate many…

Upcoming Event on May 9th: From PhD to Outreach Programming

Next Tuesday, May 9th, Beyond the PhD will feature Dr. Watt. She will share her experience as an Associate Director of the Department of Health Career Opportunity Programs in UConn’s Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine. Click the blog post for link to sign-up to attend.

From PhD to Science Reporter

Have you ever felt like you love reading, writing, and talking about science more than actually doing science? Then science reporting might just be the right career for you, according to Dr. Angie Voyles Askham, a science reporter for Spectrum. Our paths crossed at a neuroscience conference when she wrote an article for Spectrum on…

From PhD to Life Science Consulting

Beyond the PhD recently hosted Aditi Vyas, a Scientific and Clinical Regulatory Consultant for Cerneos Group. She shared her experience and advice about how to navigate from a PhD into life science consulting.

Career Seminar on April 3: From PhD to Science Reporter

Beyond the PhD is excited to welcome Dr. Angie Voyles Askham, a science reporter for Spectrum. Come learn about her career path on April 3rd at 11am ET.

Angie Voyles Askham is a reporter for Spectrum, where she covers neural circuits and gene therapy, among other topics. She also writes Spectrum Launch, a monthly newsletter for…

Event on March 24th: Immunology PhD to Industry

Beyond the PhD is excited to welcome Dr. Jayendra Kumar Krishnaswamy, a cellular immunologist and Principal Scientist at Galderma. Come learn about his career path on Friday March 24th at 3pm ET (zoom). Free Event!

From Academia to Entrepreneurship

Are you interested in business exploring entrepreneurship after academics or commercializing research? Beyond the PhD hosted Vincent Troung who is the chief operating officer (COO) and co-founder of Anatomic Incorporated. Vincent shared his journey into entrepreneurship and relevant details about founding a scientific company.

DON’T MISS OUT! From PhD to Non-Profit on March 9

Join us on March 9th for a Career Discovery Seminar by Dr. Eugene Manley. He will discuss his experience as a Director of STEM Workforce Initiatives at LUNGevity. Registration link provided.

 Bioinformatics in precision medicine: the interplay between molecular and personal data

Medicine is undergoing radical transformations as it moves away from population-based approaches and toward personalized care. Many of these changes rely on detailed molecular data (DNA and protein sequences) as well as complex personal information. The paradigm of precision medicine refers to the use of personalized approaches combined with molecular data insights to make clinical…

Dr. Seth Garren: How Failures Defined My Value and Enabled My Career

Recently, Beyond the PhD hosted Dr. Seth Garren for a virtual seminar where he detailed the “less glamorous parts of academia and industry.” As a current 4th year PhD student, I found his reflections on challenges, struggles, and failures to be extremely relevant and relatable. After Seth earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Connecticut,…


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