The Benefits of Flying Solo

Cristina Espinosa-Diez, PhD

For the past three years, I went to all the meetings and conferences by myself. Here's why flying solo can be good for you, too.

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Do You Have Mysterious Dragons in Your Research?

The Edge for Scholars

If my experience reading some of the world’s best (and worst) literature has taught me anything, it is that all of the best stories have dragons in them. O.…

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Cancel Your Talks: A Way for Academics to Make a Statement Against Hatred

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Wondering what you can do to stop violent extremists? Stop going to campuses where they give them a platform to threaten college communities.

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Network and Hone Your Skills at the 2015 Translational Science Meeting

The Edge for Scholars

This meeting brings together all of the disciplines involved in clinical and translational research for the shared benefits of networking and education. The meeting focuses on engagement opportunities with leaders …

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I'm Not Saying I'm the Best Mentor Ever, But...

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

I’m traveling with two female grad students in my lab and we have 8 pairs of shoes and 1 pair of boots between us and no checked bags. I’m all …

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Not that Kind of Conference: Attending Clinical Conferences as a PhD

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: It’s not for you, but you should go anyway.

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Not that Kind of Choice: Tales of Conference Selection

Pipette Protagonist, PhD

Spoiler: There are many great conferences out there

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Exercising Your Professional Brand at Conference Interviews

Rebecca Helton, MA

At Vanderbilt, we’ve been doing a lot with professional branding lately.  What you wear, what you do, and how you speak, sit, and walk all say things about you …

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