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Meet Antonio Mele Fall 2022 Beyond the PhD Campus Ambassador

I am passionate about lifestyle medicine and translating advances in precision medicine into specific disease treatments and preventative strategies. As an aspiring Genetic Counselor, I seek to uphold the privilege of creating a scientifically informed and personalized healthcare experience, being there for others in their times of utmost need and vulnerability. I first discovered GeneticContinue reading “Meet Antonio Mele Fall 2022 Beyond the PhD Campus Ambassador”

Meet Trinitee Oliver Fall 2022 Campus Ambassador

Trinitee Oliver is a Biology major with a Journalism minor at Howard University. She is passionate about biomedical research, eradicating health disparities, and enhancing scientific communication. When she is not in a lab, she can be found gardening, practicing yoga, or writing to inform about health and science.

What is Your Brand?

Join us on September 8 and 15 for this exciting new workshop led by Amy Aines. Amy Aines is the Founder of Talking STEM- Building Vital Communication Skills to Launch Successful Career and has a website championingscience.com with great resources! Click to read more or register for this event!

WHAT ACTUALLY SPARKED MY INTEREST TO JOIN BEYOND THE PhD’s AMBASSADOR PROGRAM?

I always wanted to be a doctor because of how I was cared for, treated, and loved by a professional medical doctor who operated on me when I was six years old. However, due to a lack of guidance and financial resources, I was unable to pursue a medical education after completing high school. Alternatively,Continue reading “WHAT ACTUALLY SPARKED MY INTEREST TO JOIN BEYOND THE PhD’s AMBASSADOR PROGRAM?”

Demystifying the Genome: A Career in Genomic Education

Beyond the PhD recently had the pleasure of hosting Dr.Emaly Piecuch as a part of our Career Discovery Seminar Series. Dr. Piecuch is currently employed as a genomic educator at the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) in Bar Harbor, ME. Click to read more about her career!

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Being a Mentor During Grad School

A few weeks ago, Beyond the PhD shared an article on how to find quality mentors to help shape and drive your professional development (read it here). Now, we want to dive a little deeper on the other side of mentorship: how to be a quality mentor. You might be a little hesitant to classify yourself as a mentor, especially if you are still a student or early in your career. Click here to read more!

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A Guide to CVs and Résumés

Have you ever considered what makes a CV or résumé effective? Maybe you’ve wondered what an employer is looking for when sifting through hundreds of applications? Crafting a CV or résumé is a difficult task full of nuance and skill. Recently, Beyond the PhD hosted a résumé and CV workshop to help answer some questions about creating these documents and using them for job applications. Click to read more!

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Words from a Retail Pharmacist to a Prospective Pharmacist

Hi my name is Jaden Richardson I’m currently a senior biology pre pharmacy major at the university of Hartford. My long term goals is too become a clinical pharmacist or potentially own my own practice one day. Hello to all students of pharmacy, prospective students of pharmacy, and anyone else who comes across this blog who is interested in this field. Through Beyond the PhD I was granted the opportunity to speak with Dr. Melissa Sandlin, a retail pharmacist, about her careerContinue reading “Words from a Retail Pharmacist to a Prospective Pharmacist”

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The Importance of Making and Maintaining Connections

While you may or may not always be on the job market, it is not only important to make connections, but to maintain connections with your network that you have made. Click to read more about how to maintain your connnections in this article by Beyond the PhD Founder Dr. Robert Pijewski.

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Career Showcase: Medical Science Liaison

Beyond the PhD recently hosted Dr. Leia Shuhaibar, who gave the first hybrid seminar in our Career Development Seminar Series. Dr. Shuhaibar is a Medical Science Liaison (MSL) at Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Click to read more!

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Considering a Career in Genetic Counseling?

This article was written by Mariangelie Beaudry a Beyond the PhD’ Spring 2022 Campus Ambassador. She helped organized and moderte Beyond the PhD’s seminar with Dr. Jennifer Stroop, a genetic counselor for the Hereditary Cancer Program at UConn Health Center. Click to read more about this event.

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A Few Words on the Return of In-Person Conferences

ith the return of in-person conferences coming in hot, there are some things that can be easily looked over or forgotten. I recently attended my first two in-person conferences of grad school. Below you’ll find a list of things that I found helped (or maybe that I had forgotten) during these events.

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Using LinkedIn to Create Your Brand and Network

LinkedIn is a social media site like no other. The site is a virtual platform for professionals to connect, share, learn, and network. At any stage in your career, LinkedIn can be a useful tool and can help you “link” up with professionals in your field, learn about different careers, find jobs, and much more. Click to learn how to get the most out of LinkedIn.

Upcoming Career Showcase: Medical Science Liaison

Beyond the PhD is excited to welcome Dr. Leia Shuhaibar, a Medical Science Liaison, for our first hybrid career discovery seminar on Tuesday May 17th at 1pm ET. This event will be streamed via Zoom, as with most of our recent events, but we will have the in-person portion on campus at UConn Health in conjunction with the Cell Biology Department.

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