Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

2018 Jul 18

Webinar: Career Path - Leveraging Your PhD for Career Sucess [HMS Postdoctoral Fellows Office Event]

1:00pm to 2:00pm

"Speaker: Jim Gould, PhD, Director, Office for Postdoctoral Fellows, HMS
Description: 
This webinar will provide lessons on creating the right résumé or CV, basic networking skills, finding the right job for you, how to identify and leverage your transferable skills. We will also cover basic and advanced interviewing skills, how to negotiate, how to advance once you're hired."
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2018 Jul 17

Professional Correspondence for Scientists [HMS Postdoctoral Fellows Office Event]

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Cannon Room, Building, C, 240 Longwood Ave, Boston, 02152

"Speaker: Kathy L. Brenner, Writing Consultant, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Instructor at Friedman School of Nutrition/Tufts University
Description: Scientists are not usually trained to efficiently and effectively communicate with colleagues and potential employers. However, research as well as your career can not progress without gaining familiarity with the best practices in professional correspondence for scientists. Join us as Kathy Brenner describes proper email etiquette along with crafting cover letters for manuscript...

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2018 Jul 09

Career Clinic: Successful Interview Prep Strategies [HMS Postdoctoral Fellows Office Event]

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Folin Wu Room, Building C, 240 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA, 02152

Speaker: James Gould, PhD, Director, HMS/HSDM Office for Postdoctoral Fellows
Workshop Description: Successful Interview Prep Strategies: Every postdoc could benefit from interview prep as they move forward in their job search. A critical part of job hunting is convincing others, and sometimes yourself, that you are capable of performing successfully. By focusing on self-awareness, this workshop will cover common struggles and effective strategies for preparing to successfully interview.
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2018 Aug 23

Kevin O'Leary at Harvard Medical School [Harvard Biotech Club Event]

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Amphitheater, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

"The Harvard Biotech Club is proud to announce our Fall 2018 Kick-Off event featuring a keynote address by self-made mogul and business entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary.
A reception to follow in the New Research Building lobby.
There is limited availability so we encourage you to act fast!
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2018 Jun 18

Preparing an Academic Chalk Talk [Department of Genetics Event]

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Canon Room, Building C, Harvard Medical School, Longwood Ave, Boston, MA

The “chalk talk” is an essential component of a successful academic job search and in some circumstances it can be an effective way to teach, yet graduate students and postdocs have limited opportunities to practice or even observe candidate talks. The objective of this nanocourse is to provide anyone on an academic track with strategies to develop and execute an effective chalk talk. Registered participants will prepare a short talk and receive feedback from faculty and their peers.

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2018 Jun 08

Consulting 101 [Harvard Biotech Club 101 Series Event]

5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Tosteson Medical Eduction Center (TMEC) 227, 260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA, 02115

“Curious about management consulting? Get your questions regarding working as a consultant answered by John Wu, a Harvard alumni and consultant from the Boston Consulting Group. He will talk about his transition from academia to consulting.
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2018 Jul 04

Webinar: Break into Data Science in 2018 [Pivigo event]

1:00pm to 2:00pm

“Data science has been described as the ‘Sexiest job of the 21st century’ and touches all sectors of industry and companies of all sizes. A career in data science is an easy transition to make for those who have a masters or PhD in an analytical subject because the skills that one learns from academia can be directly applied to a commercial setting. In this webinar Pivigo’s community manager and data scientist, Deepak...

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2018 Jul 02

Webinar: Break into Data Science in 2018 [Pivigo event]

1:00pm to 2:00pm

“Data science has been described as the ‘Sexiest job of the 21st century’ and touches all sectors of industry and companies of all sizes. A career in data science is an easy transition to make for those who have a masters or PhD in an analytical subject because the skills that one learns from academia can be directly applied to a commercial setting. In this webinar Pivigo’s community manager and data scientist, Deepak...

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2018 Jun 06

Understanding the Data Life Cycle for Research Success [HMS Postdoc Office Event]

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Waterhouse Room Gordon Hall 25 Shattuck Street Boston MA
Description: Biomedical research today is not only rigorous, innovative and insightful, it also has to be organized and reproducible. With more capacity to create and store data, there is the challenge of making data discoverable, understandable, and reusable. Many funding agencies and journal publishers are requiring publication of relevant data to promote open science and reproducibility of research....
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2018 Jun 04

The Academic Job Search:Preparing for Academic Teaching & Tenure [HMS Postdoc Office Event]

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Cannon Room, Building C, 240 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115

"In this facilitated discussion, panelists whose work balances research, teaching and administrative responsibilities will share insights from their work at various academic institutions. The expertise on this panel will also attendees to learn more about transitional postdocs that support teaching skills development."

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2018 Jun 11

Application Deadline: Teaching and the Job Market [Bok Center Event]

(All day)

Led by Adam Beaver
Schedule: Wednesdays and Fridays, July 11- August 3 (8 sessions), 10:00 am-12:00 pm 

Are you on or near the job market? Enthused or concerned about the prospect of assembling a teaching portfolio, writing a syllabus, or giving a teaching demonstration? Wondering what, exactly, a “teaching philosophy” is, and how you get one? While Harvard hopefully has given you opportunities to practice and receive feedback on your teaching, it is often the case that your career as a TF is shaped by forces beyond your control: that is to say, that you’ve taught...

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