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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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Summer Office Hours

We are offering a program called Summer Office Hours for you to meet with us one-on-one to go over anything you’d like, whether it be your resume, your CV, your LinkedIn page, etc. Click to book your session!

Amanda Rendall: Transitioning into an MSL Role

Do you have a passion for teaching and enjoy finding new ways to effectively communicate scientific ideas to the public? If so, a career as a Medical Science Liason (MSL) may be perfect for you. Click to read more!

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From PhD to Clinical Research Coordinator

Recently, Beyond the PhD hosted Dr. Hank Hrdlicka to  share his career path to becoming a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare’s Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation in Wallingford, CT. Click to learn more about this career path.

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Dr. Chadene Tremaglio “Exploring Career Avenues to Science Education”

One of the most difficult struggles career driven individuals face on a daily basis is successfully balancing work and family life. If you’re anything like me, you’re wondering what is the best way to approach this dilemma. Thankfully, Beyond the PhD had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Chadene Tremaglio this past February, who was able to shed some light on her various struggles related to this topic and provide some insightful advice.

Post-Graduation Job Opportunities: GOglobal Graduate Programs

Merck KGaA’s GOglobal Graduate Programs are made for graduates within one year of earning an MBA, Masters, and/or PhD. Rachel Gilmore one of Beyond the PhD’s Team members recently attended an informational webinar on these programs and decided to share what she learned in this blog article! click to learn more!

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