GSD Announcements
2014 September 26

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.


  Career Opportunities
  in the Life Science

  "GSD Connect"

  Looking your Best
  on Paper: Building
  a CV or Resume


  with the GSD

  The Future of
  Research Symposium


1. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: Overview Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
    on Oct 2 -

    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Are you interested in exploring your future career opportunities? This seminar will focus on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and will provide an overview of the skills needed to excel in each type of role.

At this seminar you will learn about:
    •  Research and non-research career paths such as consulting, product development, etc.
    •  Numerous opportunities for you in non-profit and for-profit organizations
    •  Transferable skills, their importance and how to highlight them for specific roles

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

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by COB today, Sep 26.

2. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MGH Graduate Student "GSD Connect" information due Oct 24-
    Collected by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Get connected! Submit your entry for the annual "GSD Connect" by Fri, Oct 24.

"GSD Connect" is a vehicle to highlight your research interests. This compilation of graduate students at MGH will help you connect with your peers based on school, lab, location and more!!

Click here to submit your information as you would like it to appear in "GSD Connect.

3. SAVE THE DATE: Looking your Best on Paper: Building a CV or Resume on Nov 13-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

This seminar will help you prepare your CV/Resume for academia, industry or
for a more general career exploration.

You will learn to:
    •  Tailor your CV/resume to your goals
    •  Highlight and build transferable skills and experience
    •  Focus the content and structure

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2013
Time: 12:00 to 1 pm
Location will be provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Fri, Oct 31.


1. 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.

2. The Future of Research Symposium on Oct 2 & 3-
    Presented at Boston University

The landscape of scientific research and funding is in flux, affected by tight budgets, evolving models of both publishing and evaluation, and questions about training and workforce stability. As future leaders, junior scientists are uniquely poised to shape the culture and practice of science in response to these challenges. This symposium will give voice to graduate students and postdocs in the ongoing dialog about policies that affect the scientific establishment.

Talks and panel discussions will be followed by highly interactive workshops. After the symposium, we will generate a consensus opinion to be circulated to administrators, journals, and policy-makers.

Keynote speaker: Henry Bourne, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco

Date: October 2-3, 2014
Time: Thursday 5:00 to 8:00 pm
         Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Boston University Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA

Please click here to register.