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Job Interview Questions

When I was first interviewing for jobs I got the question “what are your career goals?”  The question was something I had given a lot of thought to but I’d never actually transferred these ideas into an interview appropriate answer … Continue reading

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Why I’m Hopeful

Today, it is easy to be discouraged about the state of the world. On NPR today, I heard about the hunger crisis. Yesterday, I talked to a P.I. at a large research institution in despair about the proposed budget and … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the Scientist Maintaining Her Zen

Traditionally, labor day marks the beginning of the season when sh*t hits the academic fan. Grants are due, Deans present you with “opportunities to make your voice heard” on important committees, seminars pick up again and bite into your bench … Continue reading

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Advice to young women: don’t laugh

“Girls, if boys say something that’s not funny, you don’t have to laugh.” -Amy Poehler This is some great advice from one of my favorite feminists. I’d like to extend this advice to young women in an academic or professional … Continue reading

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