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Past Events & Programs

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Education Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Lessons Learned: How to Write a Successful Fellowship Application
Date: April 11, 2019
Facilitator: Alexandra K. Gold, PhD student, Clinical Fellow in Psychology Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, MGH
In this session PhD student Alexandra Gold discussed the elements that go into a successful Fellowship application, including: How to pick a research project; How to select sponsors and mentors; and What to emphasize in a solid training plan.


Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Acing Your Interview
Co-sponsored with the Post Doctoral Division (PDD)
Date: March 21
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This educational seminar provided participants with tips and advice for academic and non-academic interviews.

Faculty Development Seminar: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development, the Post Doctoral Division,
  and the Graduate Student Division

Date: January 9, 2019
Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, MEd, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
A seminar for MGH faculty and research fellow with HMS academic appointments and MGH 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.


Graduate Student Division Seminar: Communication Series

Importance of Mentoring while in Graduate School
Date: December 5, 2018
Facilitator: Mikael Pittet, PhD, the Samana Cay MGH Research Scholar,
   Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School, and Director, Immunology
   Program, MGH Center for Systems Biology
Why is mentoring important while in graduate school? At this seminar you will learn about how to: Interact with your PI/mentor; Develop your own vision of good mentoring; and Recognize the basics of good mentoring.


Education Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Looking Your Best on Paper: Building a CV or Resume
Date: November 1, 2018
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar helped participants prepare their CV/Resume for academia, industry or for a more general career exploration. At this seminar participants learned to: Tailor their CV/Resume to their goals; Highlight and build transferable skills and experience; Focus the content and structure; and Apply value added tips and tricks.


Education Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Date: October 11, 2018
This seminar focused on career opportunities and provided an overview of the skills needed to excel within each type of role.
At this seminar participants learned about: Research and non-research career paths such as consulting product development, etc.; Numerous opportunities in non-profit and for-profit organizations; and Transferable skills, their importance and how to highlight them for specific roles.


Graduate Student Division: Networking Series

"FALL KICK-OFF" Graduate Student Back to School Social
Sponsored by the Graduate Student Division
Date: September 6, 2018
A welcome back graduate student social networking event for MGH Graduate students with ice cream and prizes.




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