GSD Announcements
 
2015 August 28
 
               

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.

  
  WHAT'S
  HAPPENING

  "FALL KICK-OFF"
  Graduate Student
  Social Event

  How to Write a
  Successful NSF Grant

  Overview
  Career Opportunities
  in the Life Science
  Sector

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  Individual
  consultations
  with the GSD

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

 
WHAT'S HAPPENING

1. "FALL KICK-OFF" Graduate Student Social on Sep 24-
    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division

To celebrate the beginning of the new 2015-2016 Academic Year the MGH Graduate Student Division would like to invite you to a Welcome Back Graduate Student Social.

We invite all MGH Graduate students to join us for some ice cream and networking!

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Location: CNY, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register by Fri, September 18.

2. How to Write a Successful National Science Foundation's (NSF) Grant on Oct 1-
     Graduate Student Division 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, MA, 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 by Fri, Sep 25 .

3. Overview Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector on Oct 22 -
    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 advances degrees and provides 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 22, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Fri, Oct 16.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

1. CAREER ADVISE: GSD is offering individual 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 gsd@partners.org 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.