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I’m The Captain Now: Navigating Fellowships and Internships

I’m The Captain Now: Navigating Fellowships and Internships

News Article by Marhiah C. Montoya, Doctoral Candidate

The end is near. No matter what year you are in your graduate education, the end is always near. As proactive adults in higher education, we need to be thinking about what the next step is in our careers and how we must prepare so we are ready for that next step. This blog post is based off my experience in finding a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and is my logistical advice of how find and take advantage of an internship to achieve your career goals. As a preface, you need to have a career goal before you begin applying for internships/fellowships.

Give It All You’ve Got

Give It All You’ve Got

News Article by Eric Schott, PhD, Principal Scientist, Head of Translational Research and Clinical Development at Solarea Bio, Inc. and UR Alumnus

My journey from graduate school to industry was not easy, but was completely worth the stress and effort because I landed my dream job and a great company. Had I decided that breaking into industry was too tough and that I should settle for something else, which would have been easy to do, I would have greatly delayed my career progression. In this news article, I’d like to share three pieces of advice that were crucial to my success: Do not be afraid to network; If something interests you or will with accelerate your career development, do it; and finally, Be persistent and engage your network for help. 

Scientists Are Storytellers - Or At Least They Should Be

Scientists Are Storytellers - Or At Least They Should Be

Career Story by Natalie Cain, Scientific Editor at Cell Reports

I didn’t always intend to be a scientist. As a kid, I was pretty certain I’d end up in a creative career - an artist, a writer, a photographer; something like that. Those plans changed after the recombinant DNA unit in freshman year biology. Once I held a pipette in my hand and saw bands on a gel, I immediately decided biology was awesome and all I wanted to do. What surprised me in the beginning, though, is that my scientific career has also allowed me to use my creative side.

From PhD to Data Science

From PhD to Data Science

Career Story By Aslihan Ambeskovic, PhD, Head of Cancer Bioinformatics and Research Project Manager 

Before I started my career as a data scientist, what I kept hearing was how it was the "sexiest job of the 21st century". I always thought using the word "sexy" for non-sexy entities just meant that everybody wanted it but nobody knew why. Once in the trenches it was easy to understand why being a data scientist was desirable by many and why almost every company that had an app/web presence needed one.

Sarah Goodwin: From Grad Student to Director and Executive Producer

Sarah Goodwin: From Grad Student to Director and Executive Producer

Sarah Goodwin joined iBiology as the Director in 2011. She has many roles at iBiology, including implementing the strategic vision, leading the team, overseeing video production, and growing the organization. Starting in 2018, her newest role is mom.