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Academic Year 2014 - 2015

Presented by the MGH Graduate Student Division (GSD) and Mass General Postdoc Association (MGPA)

Networking BBQ for Postdocs and Graduate Students
Date: June 11, 2015
The GSD and the MGPA hosted an outdoor event where graduate students and research fellows were able to meet and socialize with other graduate students and research fellows.

Educational Seminar: Communication Series

How to Identify Fellowships and Other Funding Opportunities Using COS Pivot
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2015
This seminar provided graduate student with an overview on how to find new external funding opportunities using Community of Science (COS) Pivot database of funding announcements from government, commercial and international sponsors.
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Graduate Student Division: Career Advancement Series

Acing the Interview
Date: March 19, 2015
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This educational seminar provided tips and advise for graduate students on how to perform research on the company and interviewers, how to prepare potential interview questions and responses, how to create your own elevator speech, and how to handle behavioral focused interview questions.
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For sample interview questions click here

Graduate Student Division: Career Exploration Series

The Flagship VentureLabs Internship Program
Co-sponsored with the Mass General Postdoc Association
The GSD and the MGPA hosted this informational session about the Flagship VentureLabs Fellows Program, which is a short-term (12 weeks), full-time, paid internship for graduate students and postdocs interested in building scientific entrepreneur skills.
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 pm
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GSD New Graduate Student Orientation Session: Career Advancement Series

Date: March 5, 2015
This session offered new MGH graduate students an overview of the resources, programs and events offered by the Graduate Student Division (GSD) and MGH.

GSD Educational Seminar: Communication Series

The Power of Presentation
Date: February 25, 2015
Facilitator: Claudyne Wilder, President of Wilder Presentations
This seminar provided the tools and job aids needed to make their point to an audience more effectively. Claudyne Wilder discussed key ingredients to consider the next time they create and deliver a scientific talk.
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For MGH Graduate Students

MGH Graduate Student Social Trivia Night
Date: February 18, 2015
A fun social night at the Kinsale Pub for fellow students to get together and put their knowledge to test!

GSD/MGPA Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Become a Medical or Scientific Entrepreneur
Co-sponsored with the Mass General Postdoc Association
Date: February 17, 2015
Facilitator: Alice Ly, PhD, Assistant Director, Health and Sciences,
Harvard Innovation Lab
This session covered how you can leverage the Harvard innovation lab to explore entrepreneurship. It highlighted the early steps to take, examples of how the i-lab can support the development and growth of innovative ideas and ventures. It showed how to use the i-lab's resources as an add-on to Partners Innovation.


GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Write a Successful Fellowship Application
Date: February 11, 2015
Facilitator: Kristen K. Ellard, PhD, Clinical Fellow in Psychology Bipolar Clinic and Research Program Program, MGH
This seminar provided an overview of the NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) training grant mechanisms. NRSA predoctoral (F31) and postdoctoral (F32) fellowship training grants provide an invaluable resource towards launching a career as an independent researcher. There was a discussion on the elements that go into a successful NRSA grant application, including how to pick a research project, how to select sponsors and mentors, and what to emphasize in a solid training plan.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Co-sponsored with the Center for Faculty Development
Date: January 14, 2015 Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson This seminar explored the benefits of understanding conflict and provided a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick demonstrated how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coached participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations. Click here to view the handouts

Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Building a Positive On-line Personal Brand: Using LinkedIn, Blogs, and other Social Media Tools
Date: December 4, 2014
This seminar helped graduate students build and develop a professional on-line personal brand using sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. They learned how to: Use the advanced functionality of LinkedIn and how to customize their profile; Highlight their background and experiences to compliment their CV/resume; and Leverage on-line tools to explore career opportunities.
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Graduate Student Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Looking your Best on Paper: Building a CV or Resume
Date: November 13, 2014
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar provided important information how to prepare your CV or Resume, how to tailor it to your goals, and highlight transferable skills and experience.
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Click here to view the tips for CV and Resume writing

Graduate Student Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Date: October 2, 2014
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This session provided an overview on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and the skills needed to excel in each type
of role.
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