Three essential steps to win a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

Judith Ford, PhD

Short talks, like the three minute thesis (3MT) require special skills. Learn tips from Dr Judy Ford who has trained students for 8 years.

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Professional Success in Social Media

Amy Patel, MD

Global professional networking fosters comradery, collaboration, and mentorship.

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Angry Academics

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Are you feeling surrounded by buzzkills and unhappy academics? You aren't alone. Here's some protips for not becoming the angry academic.

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How to Talk to People Who Don't Want to Talk to You

The Edge for Scholars

“You’re more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is,” said 60 Minutes’ Andy Rooney. Do any of these sound familiar? “I’m busy. Can you come back later?” “Thanks. We’ve got it covered.” “We don’t have the budget for that.” You’ve probably heard all the above: par for the course when trying […]

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IScientist 2019: A MeTooSTEM Perspective

Teresa Swanson, PhD

Science needs people to raise their voices, to refuse the status quo. Science needs people like you.

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Conversion of a Social Media Skeptic

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Information is being propagated in important ways in online forums and social media. Sharing experiences and advice can enrich us all.

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Hate Small Talk? These 5 Questions Will Help You Work Any Room

The Edge for Scholars

Do you love going to events, but find yourself stranded during happy hour, tongue-tied and tucked in a corner? Initiating and maintaining conversations while networking is a necessary skill, and one you can easily improve with these simple tips. Mastering small talk will help you find common ground to create a mini-bond with new contacts. […]

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I Don't Think Team Means What You Think It Means

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Team work. Team building. Team meetings. There’s a whole lot of team-themed language that’s used in how we think about the folks we work with and the projects we develop. And teams are great. Darn great. But last night I started to think maybe the team analogy had spread just a bit too far. I had a beverage and was […]

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Checklists to Make Paper-Writing Go More Smoothly

Rebecca Helton, MA

Avoid authorship headaches and streamline the path from data to paper with these checklists.

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Donna Webb: Missing Out on a Genius Lunch Buddy

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I thrive on people who are different than I am. And somewhere along the line I came to view myself as too busy to have lunch with anyone. Even the lunches I would have with trainees got pushed to the side in lieu of granola bars and yogurt.

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