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Academic Year 2016 - 2017

Graduate Student Division Educational Seminar: Communication Series

MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar
Date: June 6, 2017
PhD Graduate students, the GSD Travel Award October 2016 - March 2017 winners:
  Suzanne Wilkens, MD, PhD Candidate, Harvard University, MGH Department
    of Orthopaedic Surgery
  Sam Osseiran, PhD Candidate, Medical Engineering Medical
    Physics Program, Harvard-MIT HST Program, MGH Department of
    Dermatology,Wellman Center for Photomedicine presented on their research.

Graduate Student Division Educational Seminar: Communication Series

How to Identify Fellowships and Other Funding Opportunities Using COS Pivot
Date: May 3, 2017
Facilitator: Amy Robb, Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Funding
  Opportunities, Corporate and Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office
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 Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Acing the Interview
Date: April 6, 2017
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This was a career advancement two-hour seminar for MGH graduate students tailored for academic and non-academic interviews. This educational seminar provided tips and advice 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”
 •  How to handle behavioral focused interview questions
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Communication Series

How To Give a Talk
Date: March 30, 2017
Facilitator: Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD, Thomas P. Hackett, MD, Endowed Chair   in Psychiatry, MGH; Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program; Associate   Director, Depression Clinical Research Program; Professor of Psychiatry, HMS
This educational seminar provided a quick and easy guide for MGH PhD graduate students on how to give an oral presentation.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Write a Successful National Science Foundation's (NSF) Grant
Date: March 16, 2017
Facilitator: Tina Chou, MA, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, MGH
This seminar provided an overview of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship application process. This NSF fellowship offers three years of stipend support for graduate students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Lessons Learned: How to Write a Fellowship Application Part I: Overview and NRSA Grants
Date: February 16, 2017
Facilitator: Kristen K. Ellard, Ph.D., Clinical Fellow in Psychology
This seminar provided an overview of the NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) training grant mechanisms.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Co-sponsored with the Center for Faculty Development
Date: January 30, 2017
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.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Stay on Track with Your PhD
Date: December 8, 2016
Facilitator: Robert E. Kingston, PhD, Chief, Department of Molecular Biology,   MGH; Vice Chair and Professor of Genetics, HMS
This seminar covered how to: get organized; find a routine that works; and stop procrastinating. The seminar provided tips, tricks and strategies on how to stay on track with your dissertation.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Fall Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Research Fellows
Sponsored by the Northeastern Section Younger Chemists Committee (NSYCC) with support from the MGH Graduate Student Division (GSD)
Date: November 19, 2016
This half-day workshop was organized and co-hosted with the Northeastern Section Younger Chemists Committee (NSYCC). It featured: Resume Review; Career Advice; and Hands-on workshops.

Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Date: November 10, 2016
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar helped participants prepare their CV/Resume for academia, industry or for a more general career exploration. They learned to: tailor the CV/resume to their goals; highlight and build transferable skills and experience; and focus the content and structure.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Date: October 25, 2015
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar focused on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and provided an overview of the skills needed to excel in each type of role. Participants learned about: research and non-research career paths such as consulting, product, development, etc.; numerous opportunities in non-profit and for-profit organizations; and transferable skills, their importance and how to highlight them for specific roles.

Graduate Student Division Education Seminar: Communication Series

MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar
Date: September 29, 2016
Facilitator: Angela She, PhD Candidate, Harvard University Chemical Biology
  Program, Dr. Stephen J. Haggarty's Lab, MGH Center for Human Genetic   Research.
GSD Travel Award winner, Angela She presented on her research about “Chemogenomic Profiling of HDAC Inhibitors as Programing Enhancers for Treating Frontotemporal Dementia”.

Networking Series for MGH Graduate Students

"FALL KICK-OFF" Graduate Student Social
Date: September 8, 2016
A welcome back "FALL KICK-OFF" graduate student back to school ice cream social and networking event for MGH Graduate students with ice cream, prizes, and more.

 


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