GSD Announcements
2015 July 24

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 NSF
  Fellowship Application


  7th Annual
  Harvard vs. MIT
  Case Competition


  Advising Sessions

  Future in Life Sciences
  (FILS) Series:
  "Big Data"
  Career Paths


1. SAVE THE DATE: How to Write a Successful National Science Foundation's (NSF) Grant
     on Oct 1-

     GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

This seminar will provide 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. You will have an opportunity to discuss the elements that go into a successful NSF fellowship application, including how to craft a strong personal statement, what to emphasize in the research proposal, and how to select appropriate recommendation letter writers.

Facilitator: Tina Chou, M.A., Graduate Student in the Clinical Research Laboratory,
                Department of Psychology, MGH
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register early.


1. 7th Annual Harvard vs. MIT Case Competition on August 17-28 -
    Sponsored by Harvard Graduate Consulting Club & Consulting Club at MIT

You are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Harvard vs. MIT Case Competition! The Case Competition is an exciting opportunity for non-business Harvard and MIT graduate students and researchers to sharpen their analytical skills, acquire teamwork experience, network with peers and industry professionals, and to address a real-life business challenge. No prior business knowledge or consulting experience is required.

Dates: August 17-28, 2015
Time: 2:00 - 6:00 pm

Please click here for more details.


1. NEW: Individual CV/Resume Advising Sessions: Consultations for MGH graduate students-
    Sponsored by MGH Graduate Student Division

Are you interested in professional advice for your CV/Resume to help you in your future career?

MGH Graduate Student Division is sponsoring limited individual CV/Resume advising sessions with Lauren Celano of Propel Careers. You will receive advice on the topics such as: building an academia and/or industry focused resume and cover letter, highlighting transferable skills on a resume and cover letter, and more.

Please click here to schedule a consultation.

2. Future in Life Sciences (FILS) Series: "Big Data" Career Paths on Sep 15-
    Sponsored by Propel Careers, MassBio, and MassBioEd

The FILS series is organized for current graduate students (MBA, MD, MPH, JD, Eng, Ph.D., MD etc), post doctoral fellows, medical resident, and early career professionals to learn about the variety of career paths that exist within the life sciences sector. This event will highlight careers in areas and companies focused on "Big Data" including bioinformatics, systems biology, computational biology, statistics, modeling, personalized medicine, and next generation sequencing.

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here for more information.