GSD Announcements
2014 November 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.


  Building a Positive
  On-line Personal Brand:
  Using LinkedIn, Blogs,
  & other Social Media

  MGPA Career
  Pathways Panel
  Discussion: The
  Academic Job Search


  Do You Need Help
  Identifying Funding

  with the GSD

  Get Connected
  on social media


1. Building a Positive On-line Personal Brand: Using LinkedIn, Blogs, and other Social Media
   Tools on Dec 4-

    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

This seminar will help you to build and develop a professional on-line personal brand using sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.

You will learn how to:
    •  Use the advanced functionality of LinkedIn and how to customize your profile
    •  Highlight your background and experiences to compliment your CV/resume
    •  Leverage on-line tools to explore career opportunities

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Mon, Nov 24.

From Other CFD Offices

2. MGPA Career Pathways Panel Discussion: The Academic Job Search on Dec 8-
    Presented by the Mass General Postdoc Association

Join us to learn about the academic job search from the perspective of search committee members and recently hired faculty. Topics covered will include:
    •  Setting a timeline for your search
    •  What search committees look for in an application
    •  What search committees look for in an interview
    •  After the offer: negotiating dos and don'ts

Panelists: Irving Bigio, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering, Boston University
  Tayyaba Hasan, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, MGH, Wellman Center for Photomedicine
  Kate Jeffrey, PhD, Instructor, Department of Medicine/Gastroenterology, MGH
  Josef Kurtz, PhD, Chair, Department of Biology, Associate Professor of Biology,
   Emmanuel College
Date: Monday, December 8, 2014
Time: 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Please click here to register by Wed, Dec 3.


1. Do You Need Help Identifying Funding Opportunities?-

The GSD is sponsoring consultation meetings for you to meet with Amy Robb, Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Funding Opportunities, Corporate & Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office, to set up personalized funding searches. Amy can meet with individuals or small groups who share funding goals.

This consultation will help you:

    •  Set up search parameters designed to identify funding sources for your research
    •  Receive a weekly report of updated search results.
    •  Gain a greater understanding of how to use COS Pivot to conduct additional searches
       on your own.

Please click here to sign up for a consultation meeting.

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. Get Connected with your fellow graduate students at MGH on social media-

  • Start participating in social activities with your peers on Facebook


  • Join our MGH GSD LinkedIn group


  • Follow us on Twitter