What to submit for a writing sample

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You’ve written a lot of essays and research papers in your academic lifetime but what happens when a prospective employer asks you to submit a writing sample as part of the application process? Your first instinct is to submit the …

By Tina Adelstein
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Teaching English abroad: a great combination of wanderlust and work

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As you get closer to graduation are you torn between taking some time to travel independently or embarking right away on a professional path? If this is the case, you may want to consider teaching English abroad!  By teaching overseas …

By Jon Olivera
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Considering graduate school? Some preliminary things to think about

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Perhaps graduate school has been something you have always wanted to do, or you need a graduate degree for your chosen field (dentistry, counseling, etc.), or maybe you have recently been thinking about it for the first time. Graduate school …

By Catherine Basl
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Translating graduate level life science research into industry: Before you apply to jobs

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If you have been contemplating a switch from academic research into industry, plan to spend time gathering information and talking to people in your target field before you apply to any positions. Career counselors sometimes call this exploration period “Read-Talk-Do” …

By Catherine Basl
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Considering a pre-med gap year? The AAMC has some advice!

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If you are considering a gap year before applying to medical school, visit the Association of American Medical Colleges for solid information on an array of  relevant topics.  How can you strengthen your GPA?  Should you get a job, an …

By Jon Olivera
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Exploring a career in technology? Read industry news!

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Whether you are just beginning to explore career options in tech or are fairly certain about working for a tech company, reading up on the industry is a great way to learn more and stay current on trends and topics. Some …

By Catherine Basl
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Looking for a job in life science? Build a big list first!

Looking for a job in life science? Build a big list first!

One great way to start your job search is to build a big list of companies, labs, and research institutes where you would like to work. Then you can circle back to the websites of individual employers to conduct deeper …

By Catherine Basl
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4 Reasons to Consider A Career in Non-Profits

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Opportunities are endless in the non-profit world!  Did you know that the non-profit sector is the third largest segment of the US workforce?  In addition, non-profit salaries increased by 29% between 2000 and 2010 when the rest of the US …

By Jon Olivera
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