GSD Announcements
2018 January 19

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 Survive
  Graduate School

  Acing the Interview


  CALL for Submissions:
  GSD Select

  GSD International

  Still a PhD
  student at MGH?


1. How to Survive Graduate School? We Did it! So Can You!" on Feb 8-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

This panel discussion will feature two of your graduate student colleagues. Come hear from them what it took to get through their graduate school years.

You will learn how to:
    •  Stay motivated and focused through the graduate school
    •  Deliver your work and ask for a feedback
    •  Gain confidence and enjoy your graduate school years

Panelists: Camilla Engblom, PhD, Harvard Immunology Program, Dr. Mikael Pittet’s lab, MGH Center for Systems Biology.
               Vinidhra Mani, PhD Candidate, Harvard Immunology Program, Dr. Thorsten Mempel's Lab, MGH Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases.

Moderator: Thilo Deckersbach, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology,Harvard Medical School, Director, MGH Graduate Student Division, Associate Director, Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation, Associate Director, Division of Neurotherapeutics.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: Location provided upon registration

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register by Thu, Feb 1.

2. Acing Your Interview on March 15, 2018-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

A career advancement seminar for MGH graduate students tailored for academic and non-academic interviews.

This educational seminar will provide tips and advice on:

    •  how to perform research on the company and interviewers
    •  how to prepare potential interview questions and responses
    •  how to create your own “elevator speech”
    •  how to handle behavioral focused interview questions

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

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location provided upon registration.

Pre-registration is required, please click here to register by Fri, March 9.


1. LAST CALL! CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "GSD Select" - Paper of the Year Contest-
    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division

Have you published a paper with your MGH mentor in 2017? If so, send us the reference and we will showcase it here at MGH.

All papers of the month will be entered into the “paper of the year” contest with a chance to win a $250 prize!

Click here to submit your abstract. Submissions due by Fri, Feb 2.

2. Make a Difference! GSD International "Buddy" System -
    Sponsored by the MGH Graduate Student Division

As you may know the MGH Graduate Student Division is offering an exciting initiative for new students at MGH - the GSD International “Buddy” System. This initiative was proposed by your fellow graduate students and has received very positive reviews from participating students. The “Buddy” System helps to connect incoming graduate students with students who have been at MGH for a longer period of time.

Think back to when you first arrived at MGH and how having someone to help you would have made a difference. Please let us know if you would like to participate in this initiative and be a “buddy”. The interested students will connect via email and provide support as necessary. The GSD will serve as a liaison between the students who are interested in connecting with new PhD students.

Students interested in being a "buddy" please click here and provide your contact information by Wed, Jan 31.

2. Are you still a PhD student at MGH?-

As we look to ensure the accuracy of our mailing list please click here if you are no longer a PhD graduate student at MGH.