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.

7 Incredible Tips, PhD Candidate Approved and Tested, for Interviewing for Graduate School

Graduate school interviews can be a daunting process. These interviews may be conducted in person or virtually depending on the program. However, preparing for interviews can help you succeed, and have great interactions with potential faculty and colleagues. During graduate school interviews, you may meet with primary investigators or PIs whose lab you are interested in, other faculty, and current students. Making a positive and lasting impression during your interview can increase your chances of getting an offer into a masters or PhD program. 

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!

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!

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.

How to find quality mentors in your PhD and beyond

Click to read some tips and tricks from Natalie Sandlin, Content Manager, Beyond the PhD Ambassador for Boston College for choosing mentors during your career journey.

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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