Advice from Graduate Admissions Committees for PhD Applicants

The Beyond the PhD Team contacted members of different Graduate School Admissions Committees to ask for their advice for students applying to programs. We have provided their tips for theContinue reading “Advice from Graduate Admissions Committees for PhD Applicants”

From Brain to Pharma: My Journey into the World of Pharmacometrics

This article is part of the 2023 International Student Perspectives Collection. As a neuroscience enthusiast, I have always been captivated by the complexities of the brain, delving into the intricaciesContinue reading “From Brain to Pharma: My Journey into the World of Pharmacometrics”

To Master’s or PhD: a beginner’s guide to North America

This article was written to provide some helpful considerations for those interested in applying to graduate programs in the US and Canada.

🌍Global Minds: Celebrating Diversity and Success – September International Student Spotlight📚✨

Dive into the enriching world of international students at Beyond the PhD, where their diverse perspectives and experiences enhance academia. Discover inspiring stories throughout September and gain insights from an immigration lawyer on visa success preparation, all while celebrating the global perspective in STEM education

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, and having face-to-face or virtual meetings can help strengthen relationships. The article highlights the benefits of maintaining an active network, including access to hidden job opportunities. It encourages providing value to your connections without expecting anything in return. The key message is to establish meaningful connections, engage with them over time, and be willing to offer and seek assistance within your network.

UConn Alumni share their experiences transitioning to industry

The panel on April 26th featured four alumni of the UConn Health Biomedical Sciences PhD program at UConn Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. The panelists shared their experiences transitioning from their academic training to various positions in industry.

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 aspects of a job offer other than just salary. Recently, I took a useful and informative MBA class called Negotiation Strategies. In this course I learned some helpful tips and tricks about negotiations and ways you can get the most out of a job offer that I have compiled to share with you in this article.

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 my lab’s research. In a recent seminar for Beyond the PhD, Angie talked about her journey, and what made her transition from working at the bench to reporting about it.

An in depth look at IDPs: know yourself and prepare for the future ahead

If you are feeling lost in the next steps of your professional development or just need help organizing your goals, then an individual development plan (IDP) is for you! 

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, he decided to follow the funding which was aggressively being put toward stem cell research in Connecticut. This led him to pursue graduate studies in the Biomedical Science program at UConn Health.

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