GSD Announcements
2019 December 20

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.


  at Work

  How to Write
  Fellowships Applications

  Mark Your Calendar


  GSD Select
  'Paper of the Year'


  Professional CV and
  Resume Coaching

  Still a PhD
  student at MGH?


1. Conflict Management at Work on Jan 8-
    Graduate Student Division Seminar: Negotiation Series
    Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Division and the Center for Faculty Development

A seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments and PhD graduate students in research.

This seminar explored the benefits of understanding conflict and provide a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick demonstrated how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coach participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.

Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, MEd, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Time: 12:00 to 2:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register by Fri, Jan 3.

2. How to Write a Successful Fellowship Application on Feb 26-
    GSD Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

In this session PhD student Alexandra Gold will discuss the elements that go into a successful Fellowship application, including:
    •   how to pick a research project
    •   how to select sponsors and mentors
    •   what to emphasize in a solid training plan

Facilitator: Alexandra K. Gold, Ph.D. Student, Clinical Fellow in Psychology
                Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation, MGH

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
Location: MGH Main Campus, details provided upon registration

Please click here to register by Fri, Feb 14.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Upcoming Program (Details to follow)

    •   Acing your Interview
         Thu, Mar 5 - 12:00 to 2:00 pm
         Location: MGH Main Campus and CNY

Please click here for a full list of the upcoming events!

  GSD Select 'Paper of the Year' awards!

There is a page on the GSD website showing the winners from the previous years. Visit the GSD Select page to see your colleagues and their award-winning research papers. You will also find links to other papers that deserved to be acknowledged for all the amazing research your fellow graduate students are working on. Next month, the Call for Submissions for 2019 will be opening, hope to see all of your papers to showcase on the website as well!


1. Professional CV/Resume and career coaching for Graduate Students and
    Postdocs -

    Co-sponsored with the Post Doctoral Division

Are you interested in professional coaching for your CV/Resume?

If you are interested in professional advice for your CV/Resume to help you in your future career, the MGH Graduate Student Division is offering limited individual advising sessions for graduate students and research fellows at MGH with Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers.

You will receive advice on topics such as:
    •   Building an academia and/or industry focused resume and cover letter
    •   Highlighting transferable skills
    •   Focusing on the content and structure

Sessions are first come, first served, so please click here to register before Mon, Dec 30.

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.