Conversations with Alumni Series: Dr. Monica Mann, Life As A Patent Agent

Alumna Dr. Monica Mann returned to campus on March 14 to speak at March’s Conversations with Alumni Series hosted by the Graduate Student Association where she spoke about her career as a patent agent at Parker Higherlander, PLLC in Austin, Texas. She completed her Ph.D. in the...
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The Career Series: How to present technical topics to non-techies

“So, what do you do?” It’s one of the first questions people ask when they meet you. For many, a simple response suffices: “I’m a market researcher”, or “I work at Company X,” or “I do corporate accounting” and the conversation moves forward. But for those of us in technical...
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Alum Dr. Travis Block: What are Jobs in Industry Like?

Dr. Travis Block, senior scientist at StemBiosys, Inc. recently spoke to a group of graduate students at the Graduate Student Association’s monthly meeting. Block, an alumnus of the Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. program graduated in 2017. While as a student, he was active in the...
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6 Tips to Successfully Navigating the Transition From Mentee to Mentor

Dr. Tiera Coston from Xavier University of Louisiana spoke to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on Nov. 2 about tips to transition from mentee to mentor. “You will be mentored all your life,” she said. “Right now, your role as a mentor is increasing more and more.”...
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Virtual Reality Online Resource To Help Scientists Explore Job Options

A new article in Science Magazine, “Like virtual reality for careers: A new online resource helps scientists explore job options,” explains a new set of online “job simulations” that allow scientists to test out jobs. According to the article, “Once job...
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How to Build High Performing Teams with a Culture of Integrity

The NIH definition of research integrity includes the use of honest and verifiable research methods, following rules and regulations in reporting of results, and adherence to accepted professional codes.  Research misconduct is defined by PHS as “fabrication, falsification, or...
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Life as a New Mom

Helia Sanchez has 4 tips for new moms in graduate school.
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7 Lessons to Keep in Mind If You Are Considering a Career as an Academic in Discovery-based Research

I sure wish someone would have told these to me before I started. This advice is geared towards after you've received your first real grant or a start-up fund, where you can finally hire people.
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