GSD Announcements
 
2015 September 25
 
               

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

  How to Write a
  Successful NSF Grant

  Career Opportunities
  in the Life Science
  Sector

  CALL FOR
  SUBMISSIONS:
  "GSD Connect"

  Looking your Best
  on Paper: Building
  a CV or Resume

  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  Individual
  consultations
  with the GSD

  Future in Life Sciences
  (FILS) Series

 
WHAT'S HAPPENING

1. LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER: 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 4:00 pm TODAY.

2. Overview of 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.

3. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MGH Graduate Student "GSD Connect" information due Oct 30-
    Collected by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Get connected! Submit your entry for the annual "GSD Connect" by Fri, Oct 30.

"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.

4. SAVE THE DATE: Looking your Best on Paper: Building a CV or Resume on Nov 12-
    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 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 1 pm
Location will be provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please register here by Mon, Nov 2.

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 - Commercialization II: Reimbursement,
    Pharmacoeconomics, Advocacy, Access on Oct 20-
    Sponsored by Propel Careers, MassBio, and MassBioEd

This Futures in Life Science program brings together experts across a wide range of disciplines and functional areas within the life science industry, who detail their roles and provide a rich context for the audience to gain a clear understanding of the skills, aptitudes, competencies, and personalities that thrive in their particular functions.

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Location: MassBio Offices, 300 Tech Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA

Please click here to register and for more information.