Tag Archives: networking

March 2019 Social Media Collection: TAC Symposium Topic: “Marketing Yourself for a Successful Career”

Having a successful career in both academic and non-academic environment requires constant and deliberate marketing of one’s self in order to get the desired job and to keep it. In a world that is highly competitive, it is extremely important that trainees begin early in their career to cultivate the skills needed to stand out as a competitive job applicant or a competitive candidate for promotion in the future. Aside from having excellent communication skills in scientific writing, there are other numerous career development abilities that are vital for continued success. These include taking on leadership positions within and outside of the laboratory environment, project and time management skills, building scientific network locally and nationally, and engaging in service and mentoring opportunities.

This blog post will cover the topics that experienced speakers will address in the TAC Symposium, “Marketing Yourself for a Successful Career” at the 2019 Experimental Biology Meeting in Orlando, Florida.


Post #1: Tools trainees need to be successful in Grad School:



Post #2:  7 important facts regarding industry jobs in Biotech or Pharma companies:



Post #3: Learn about Informational Interviews and their importance in building and expanding your professional network.



Post #4: When and how to start academic networking.



Post #5: How to keep your professional network stronger and more successful.



Post #6: What are the skills you need as an early investigator? What lies ahead after your Ph.D.?



Post #7: Switching smoothly from Academia to Industry.



Post #8: How to use social media to promote your research and develop your career.



Miguel Zarate, PhD is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His research focuses on the interactions between the fetal immune system and nutrient metabolism in inflammatory challenge and intra-uterine growth restriction models in sheep, mice, and humans.
Get a Job You Love: How to Network for Your Dream Career

They say it isn’t about what you know, but WHO you know. Whether you’re pursuing a career in academia or in a non-academic setting, creating a network is crucial for professional development and job hunting. What if you only know professors in academia but want a job in industry? How do you get in contact with the right people? It may feel overwhelming to not know where to start, especially for individuals who find introductions intimidating. APS has speakers that have talked about techniques for networking, how to get started, and how to come up with a game plan for networking for your dream job. Here are just a few of previous presentations that can help you love networking!


The W’s of Networking in Physiology

Keisa W. Mathis, University of North Texas Health Science Center



New and old techniques to build your network, effectively tell your story, and obtain grant funding

John Raymond, Medical College of Wisconsin



The Long and Winding Road of Career Development

Lois Lehman-McKeeman, Bristol-Myers Squibb


Liz Cambron is a doctoral candidate at North Dakota State University. Her research focuses on the genetic and physiological mechanisms during non-feeding periods in insect development.
February 2019 Social Media Collection: Networking for Your Dream Career

Networking is a way to share ideas, to bring people with similar interests together, but most importantly, for people to share opportunities. Whether you’re a doctoral candidate or a junior faculty, networking is important if you’re still looking for your dream job. However, you can spell network without work. It takes work to get started, to maintain connections, and build your network. Here are some resources to help you get started with building your network, keeping it strong, and how to properly use it once you have it.


Post #1: Tips For Success: Networking is Not a Bad Word



Post #2: Opportunities Come Through People



Post #3: Tooling Up: More than Just a Job-Seeking Skill



Post #4: Expanding Your Career Networks



Post #5: 13 networking tips that can help you land your dream job



Post #6: Networking: How to Get a Good Connection



Post #7: Build Your Professional Network




Liz Cambron is a doctoral candidate at North Dakota State University. Her research focuses on the genetic and physiological mechanisms during non-feeding periods in insect development.
October 2018 Social Media Collection: Borrowing Skills from Business

Leadership, management, budgeting, and marketing sound like skills for CEOs, not scientists. However, these skill sets are also essential for researchers and there are several principles that can be taken from the business world and applied to academia. Accumulating evidence suggests that mixing business with science is a path to success.

Post #1: This month we will be discussing Borrowing skills from business: application for research, stay tuned!


Post #2:  Business principles for basic researchers




Post #3: Why scientists need to market themselves









Post #4: The Why and How of Promoting Your Science Publication Online













Post #5: Selling for scientists









Post #6 Develop your career label so that it works in your favor






Post #7: How to market yourself as a graduate student



Post #8: Postdoc advancement: Marketing your value




Post #9: Do I make myself clear? Media training for scientists







Post #10: Improving science communication in 3 easy steps



Post #11: The Basics of Lab Management



Post #12: Project Management for Scientists



Post #13: Project Management for Scientists, Part 1: An Overview



Post #14: Project Management for Scientists, Part 2: Getting Experience



Post #15: Project Management for Postdocs



Post #16: Crowdsourcing goes academic with platforms for reviewing advisers



Post #17: These books can offer career guidance and inspiration


Melinda Engevik, PhD is an instructor at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. Her research focuses on the interaction between intestinal microbiota and the host epithelium.
May 2018 Social Media Collection: How to Get a Job

You’ve graduated or completed your postdoctoral fellowship, now what? Moving on to the next career phase can be difficult. Believe me I just did it. It’s important for all young scientists to explore their career options and be open to ‘unconventional’ paths that get you to your ultimate goal. The following post are just a few tips on how to find a job.




Post 1: April showers bring May jobs?? Networking as tool to find your next position



Post 2: You’ve slaved away and now it’s time to move on. But how? Here’s a few tips to finding a job.



Post 3: Top 4 Job Clusters for the life sciences


  Kristine Y. DeLeon-Pennell, PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina and at Ralph H Johnson VAMC. She researches how the immune system regulates the wound healing response in cardiovascular disease.