Diving all in: The hopefully rewarding steps I’ve taken to prepare for a career as a medical communicator

Published on Oct 17, 2017 by Zakiya Qualls

When I began my graduate journey, I wasn’t sure what my career objectives were, or how I would accomplish them. I quickly realized that it was ‘trendy’ to make assertions of how I was going to transition into industry, but that was the extent of my plan at this point. Furthermore, I thought the only … Continue reading Diving all in: The hopefully rewarding steps I’ve taken to prepare for a career as a medical communicator


Meet the Bloggers: Talia M. Planas-Fontanez

Published on Oct 12, 2017 by Rutgers iJOBS

Me: “I’m not applying to the School of Pharmacy after I graduate. I have no idea what my plans are; I just really like research.” My mom: “WHAT?!?” The day I told my Puerto Rican parents that I was not pursuing my dream job, and that I was confused about my future career plans, I … Continue reading Meet the Bloggers: Talia M. Planas-Fontanez


The Birth of a Salesman

Published on Oct 10, 2017 by Tomas Kasza

The following blog post was written after attending the iJOBS Career Panel: Product Development, Tech and Sales Support in Life Sciences Companies on October 3, 2017. Do you like communicating with other scientists about their projects? Do you enjoy being an expert in a particular method and explaining that method to non-experts? Do you enjoy … Continue reading The Birth of a Salesman


The Humble Organization

Published on Oct 5, 2017 by Maryam Alapa

This post was written following the September 28, 2017 iJOBS event with Regeneron Regeneron prides itself for being a company thriving on quality research and the active role it plays in the entire life cycle of its drugs. The company was found by two M.D Ph.Ds (Leonard S. Schleifer and George D. Yancopoulos) with the … Continue reading The Humble Organization


Life After Student Status: Immigration Workshop for International Students

Published on Oct 3, 2017 by Monal Mehta

This post was written after the September 27, 2017 iJOBS event: Applying for jobs as an international student, advice from an immigration attorney held at Rutgers University On September 27th, immigration lawyer Michael J. Goldstein gave a talk on the process of going from a student with F1 status to finding a job with an … Continue reading Life After Student Status: Immigration Workshop for International Students


Rutgers iJOBS Workshop on obtaining NSF I-Corps funding and PhD Entrepreneurship

Published on Sep 28, 2017 by Kalkal Trivedi

In the age of venture capital funding and angel investors, the National Science Foundation NSF has created the Innovation Corps (I-corps) program to promote tech entrepreneurship. It primarily aims to increase the economic impact of academic research projects. Unfortunately, several factors can impede the process of taking scientific research from academic labs to create successful … Continue reading Rutgers iJOBS Workshop on obtaining NSF I-Corps funding and PhD Entrepreneurship


My Week at TARGET (The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology)

Published on Sep 26, 2017 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

Anyone who has ever spent a summer on campus knows that come July, it is swarming with running, smiling, and laughing youngsters. It is nearly impossible to walk into the Busch Campus Center without seeing someone under the age of 18. This is because of the numerous summer camps that are held each year at … Continue reading My Week at TARGET (The Academy at Rutgers for Girls in Engineering and Technology)


Principal Investigators: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Published on Sep 21, 2017 by Aminat Musah

The type of principal investigator (PI) you choose determines how well the next few years of your career as a PhD student goes (see article for more information). While you can’t fully understand how a PI functions just by speaking to students of the lab, completing a rotation in the lab of interest proves favorable … Continue reading Principal Investigators: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


iJOBS Networking Event: Students, Postdocs and Alumni

Published on Sep 19, 2017 by Emily Kelly-Castro

On the evening of September 12, a casual event between students, post docs, and alumni was held in the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Research Tower at the Bush/Piscataway campus. As a second-year Ph.D. student, this event caught my attention because it was a great opportunity for me to network with other students, ask … Continue reading iJOBS Networking Event: Students, Postdocs and Alumni


How to Overcome Common Career Challenges

Published on Sep 15, 2017 by Urmimala Basu

The newly established Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, in association with Rutgers iJOBs, recently held a workshop titled ‘How to Overcome Common Career Challenges’. This workshop was conducted by Dr. Thomas Magaldi who serves as the Manager of Career & Professional Development at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Identifying the graduate and post-doctoral training experiences as … Continue reading How to Overcome Common Career Challenges