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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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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The Emerging Scientist Holiday Gift Guide

The Edge for Scholars

Not sure what book to get for the academic in your life this holiday season? With the huge amount of literature available, it’s often hard to decide what material …

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NSF Just Made It A Lot Harder for Universities to Harbor Harassers

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

NSF has made a major change in how universities must report on Title IX violations. The question is, will NIH follow suit.

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Neuroscience Pretenure Boot Camp in Seattle? Yes, Please!

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The Brain Sciences Foundation offers an outstanding chance for underrepresented folks to get training on the business of starting your career in a free bootcamp this summer. Apply now!

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A Quick Fix for Death by Powerpoint

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

The funny thing about this Death by Powerpoint condition is that while everyone has experienced this as an audience member, no one is guilty of giving a terrible presentation. Which …

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Putting Credit Card Benefits to Use During Business Travel

Britteny Watson-Ivey

Everyone has dealt with that 3 hour layover on the way back from a week of business travel. Why not use your credit card perks to make that time in the …

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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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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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Best Poster Resources for Trainees

Aimee Edgeworth

A roundup of our favorite resources and protips on posters.

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