Resources for Current Students

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Thursday, 5/23/19, 4:30 - 6 pm, Fusion Brewing (1170 Manchester St #150, Lexington, KY 40508) - Dr. Chris Paumi (Co-Owner, CEO, & Head Brewer; former EKU Chemistry Professor; and former UK Toxicology Assistant Professor) - Follow Your Passion: A Discussion of Unexpected Career Turns (and brewery tour)

Friday, 5/31/19, 8 am - 5 pm, Jacobs Science Bldg - 5th Annual SOPS Research Symposium, Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cynthia Fuhrmann, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, UMass COM Grad School of Biomed Sci; and Co-developer myIDP

Tuesday, 6/11/19, 9 - 10 am (room TBD) - Todd Macaulay (UK Financial Well-Being Officer) - Financial Frontier: Graduation and Beyond

Tuesday, 7/16/19, 12 pm (room TBD) - Dr. Paul Murphy (UK Biochemistry) - The Future of Science Publishing: Impact, Abstracts & Titles

Monday, 8/5/19, 12 pm (room TBD) - Dr. Dave Schnell (UK Nutritional Sciences) - Building an Online Presence: How to Link In


**Most Recent Article of Interest

How agile project management can work for your research - Nature

Other Links

UK Career Resources from The Graduate School
"How to succeed in science: a concise guide for young biomedical scientists." Parts I and II by Jonathan W. Yewdell.
"Career Trends: The Informed Job Search Advice for Scientists"
"Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to the Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty"
"Successful Interviewing for Scientists" by Naledi Saul
Coursera is an online resource that many students have used to teach themselves supplemental skills, such as Photoshop, that help them to present their research in more effective ways.

What matters in a Ph.D. Adviser?   Guide to Resumes and CVs from NIH 

This website will walk you through developing an individual development plan (IDP), which will help you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best. You will find exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values; a list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests; a tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year with optional reminders to keep you on track; and articles and resources to guide you through the process. Be aware that NIH annual progress reports received on/after October 1, 2014, must include a section to describe how individual development plans (IDPs) are used to identify and promote the career goals of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers associated with the award. As a result, reviewing your IDP annually with a faculty mentor is an important part of your graduate training.
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