Experiences at Society for Neuroscience 2017

Published on Dec 7, 2017 by Monal Mehta

During the week of November 11th– 15th, the 47th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the largest international neuroscience conference took place. This conference rotates between a few big cities, and for 2017, it was held in Washington D.C.. To give you an idea of the size of this conference, this year there were … Continue reading Experiences at Society for Neuroscience 2017


Planning Your Next Step With MSK

Published on Dec 5, 2017 by Maryam Alapa

On November 10, 2017, Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), in partnership with United Negro College Fund (UNCF), hosted a symposium about opportunities for African American Ph.D.’s and postdocs in life sciences. A total of 15 students (4 postdocs and 11 pre-doctoral candidates (me included)) from all across the country attended the application-based event. The goal of … Continue reading Planning Your Next Step With MSK


iJOBS Event Review: Medical Liaison Activity

Published on Nov 30, 2017 by Tomas Kasza

When I imagine myself in industry I often see myself wearing a suit performing a task, but the details of those tasks are unclear. After speaking to other trainees about what tasks they envision performing in industry, they describe job definitions, but not specific tasks. This becomes problematic because while you may think that you … Continue reading iJOBS Event Review: Medical Liaison Activity


iJOBS Event Report: A Medical Affairs Morning with GlaxoSmithKline

Published on Nov 21, 2017 by Tomas Kasza

I didn’t know what I expected on Thursday when I traveled to Bridgewater, NJ to visit GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) Medical Affairs office. This was my first opportunity to get a day-in-the-life industry perspective during my time in graduate school. If you read any of our previous blog posts or even just the description of the iJOBS … Continue reading iJOBS Event Report: A Medical Affairs Morning with GlaxoSmithKline


iJOBS Site Visit Recap: Bayer

Published on Nov 16, 2017 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

On November 1, 2017, iJOBS hosted a site-visit to Bayer in Whippany, NJ. This location is Bayer’s U.S. headquarters for the Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Care divisions. The day began with a talk by Edio Zampaglione, MD, Vice President of U.S. Medical Affairs for Women’s Healthcare and Neurology. He began with some interesting historic facts including … Continue reading iJOBS Site Visit Recap: Bayer


iJOBS Workshop: Primer in Project Management

Published on Nov 14, 2017 by Huri M

Huri Mücahit and Yaa Haber If you’re looking for a career in which you can plan, organize, and oversee all aspects of a project to reach a specific end goal, then project management is the career for you! In this iJOBS workshop, Kristin Fitzgerald, Director of Global Project and Alliance Management at Merck & Co., … Continue reading iJOBS Workshop: Primer in Project Management


The 2Actify Experience – Updating your LinkedIn Profile for Successful Career Development

Published on Nov 9, 2017 by Fatu Badiane

This post was written following my participation in the 2Actify Online course offered by the iJOBS program from July 17 to September 15, 2017 We have all been there: you’re attending iJOBS and (Alliance for Career Advancement) ACA events to learn about potential career options, you’re updating your resume and curriculum vitae to be ready … Continue reading The 2Actify Experience – Updating your LinkedIn Profile for Successful Career Development


Informational Interview with Dr. Evelyn Erenrich

Published on Nov 7, 2017 by Urmimala Basu

Dr. Evelyn Erenrich serves as the Associate Dean at the School of Graduate Studies and Director of the Center for Graduate Recruitment, Retention, and Diversity (GR²aD) at Rutgers University. In her capacity as Associate Dean, she is responsible for promoting diversity and inclusion at Rutgers the from undergraduate to faculty levels. iJOBs blogger, Urmimala Basu, talks with Dr. Erenrich … Continue reading Informational Interview with Dr. Evelyn Erenrich


Follow up with Dr. Thomas Magaldi, PhD

Published on Nov 3, 2017 by Fatu Badiane

This post was written as a follow up to the iJOBS event on August 29 with Dr. Thomas Magaldi discussing career preparation for graduate students and postdocs. Dr. Magaldi led a very personable and informative discussion on August 29 at Rutgers Newark with current postdoc and graduate students regarding their career goals and how to … Continue reading Follow up with Dr. Thomas Magaldi, PhD


To be, or not to be, a graduate student

Published on Oct 31, 2017 by Kalkal Trivedi

That is the question. The million dollar question! While we may not soliloquize our internal debate like Shakespeare’s Hamlet, we’ve all asked ourselves this question. Going to graduate school for a Ph.D. is not a decision to be made lightly. One must take several factors into account, both personal and professional, before embarking on the … Continue reading To be, or not to be, a graduate student