GSD Announcements
2014 February 21

The Graduate Student Division (GSD) within the Office for Research Career Development,
a branch of the Center for Faculty Development, was created to foster a graduate student community and to serve the practical needs of graduate students
from all academic institutions who are associated with basic and clinical research at MGH.


  How to Write
  a Successful

  GSD Two-Part Career
  Advancement Series:
  Interview Prep and
  Mock Interview

  "Social" Science:
  Using online Media in
  Your Research and
  Your Career



  with the GSD

  Future in Life

  Career Expo


1. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: How to Write a Successful NIH NRSA Grant
on Feb 27-

    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

This seminar will provide 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. We will discuss 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.

Facilitator: Kristen K. Ellard, Ph.D., Clinical Fellow in Psychology
                Bipolar Clinic and Research Program Program, MGH

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Fri, Feb 21.

2. Career Advancement Two-Part Series: Interview Prep and Mock Interview on March 13 and March 27 -
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Two-part series for MGH graduate students tailored for academic and non-academic interviews.

Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

Part I: "Interview Prep" will provide tips on:
    •  How to perform research on the company and interviewers
    •  How to prepare potential interview questions
    •  How to customize your response to the interview questions
    •  How to create your own "elevator speech"

Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Fri, Mar 7.

Part II: "Mock Interview" will be interactive with the audience to practice interview skills and provide advice on:
    •  How to handle behavioral focused interview questions
    •  How to succeed during an interview
    •  How to follow up after an interview

Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Pre-registration is required, please register here by Fri, Mar 21.

From Other CFD Offices

1. "Social" Science: Using Online Media in Your Research & Your Career
on Mar 28-

    Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, blogs… Thanks to social media, scientists now have new ways and means to connect with peers, students, politicians, and diverse public audiences around the globe. This session will take you on a brief tour of the digital universe and answer these questions:
    •  Where do we connect online with people
    •  What are all those social media platforms good for
    •  How do you manage your online presence
    •  How are scientists are using social media for research, networking, outreach, and more

Facilitator: Melissa Turman, PhD, Research Fellow in Medicine
Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Fri, Mar 21.


1. MGH GSD Facebook group -
    Created by GSD Committee

REMINDER: There is a facebook group created for you!

Join the group today and start participating in social activities with your peers!

The link to the facebook group is:

2. CONSULTATIONS: GSD is offering consultations for MGH graduate students -
    Graduate Student Division

Are you interested in academic or career advice?

Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, Director of the Graduate Student Division within the Office for Research Career Development is available for individual meetings to discuss your career advancement.

Please email to schedule a consultation.

3. Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series: Commercialization 1 (Marketing,
    Product Management,Business Development) Career Paths on Mar 18-

    Presented by Propel Careers and MassBioEd

Futures in Life Sciences events are tailored for graduate students, postdocs and medical residents and discuss exciting career paths in the life sciences industry in various functional areas.

Dates: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information.

4. Naturejobs Career Expo Boston on May 20 -
    Presented by Naturejobs

The inaugural Naturejobs Career Expo Boston aims to promote global career opportunities in science, be it in industrial research, research organizations or academia. It presents the best opportunities from the best organizations: public, private, national and international.

Jobseekers can meet with potential employers offering hundreds of genuine vacancies. In addition, the conference plenary and workshop sessions will provide a unique opportunity to meet high profile scientists and gain careers information and advice and allow attendees to learn about their career development from speakers active in a range of disciplines, organizations and countries.

Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., Boston, MA

Attendance to the Naturejobs Career Fair and Conference is FREE. Registration is required to attend. Please click here for more information and to register.


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