Planning Your Grad School Exit

Published on Feb 15, 2018 by Kalkal Trivedi

As graduate students, an oft-dreaded question is “When are you graduating?” The pursuit of scientific advancement comes with no roadmaps and the marathon of graduate studies can be particularly challenging in the last leg. When, finally, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, many graduate students discover that there is a more … Continue reading Planning Your Grad School Exit


Regulatory Writing Workshop: More About Teamwork than Meets the Eye

Published on Feb 13, 2018 by Paulina Krzyszczyk

The following is a re-cap of an iJOBS event—Regulatory Writing Workshop—held on January 30th, 2018 on Busch Campus. Doreen Lechner, director of the Biopharma Educational Initiative and Clinical Trial Sciences Program at Rutgers, moderated the event and provided information on relevant courses offered at the university. Artur Gertel, Principal at MedSciCom, LLC; Diane Petrovich, Head … Continue reading Regulatory Writing Workshop: More About Teamwork than Meets the Eye


Fantastic Resumes and How to Make Them!

Published on Feb 8, 2018 by Tomas Kasza

The following blog post was written after attending the iJOBS Workshop: Transferable Skills and Experience as a Professional Profile: Resume and Cover Letters on January 23rd, 2018. What exactly is a transferable skill? How does my resume show I am a qualified candidate for this position? These were questions I was hoping to get the … Continue reading Fantastic Resumes and How to Make Them!


Internships for PhD students, acquiring experience for your future career

Published on Feb 6, 2018 by Talia Planas-Fontanez

by Talia Planas-Fontanez The following is an article review of, “Through internships, Ph.D. students expand their skills and explore their options” by Elisabeth Pain. “If the professional profile of your curriculum is the appetizer, your work experience is the main course.” –Charley Mendoza. The work history in your resume is an essential part of any … Continue reading Internships for PhD students, acquiring experience for your future career


Meet the blogger: Emily C. Kelly

Published on Feb 1, 2018 by Emily Kelly-Castro

Hello everyone!!! My name is Emily Kelly, and I am a 2nd year PhD student in the Cell and Developmental Biology Program at Rutgers University. I’m originally from the beautiful, warm-weathered island of Puerto Rico. Since high school, biology, specifically microbiology, has sparked my interest. There is something fascinating to me about a living organism … Continue reading Meet the blogger: Emily C. Kelly


The Business of Science

Published on Jan 30, 2018 by Tomas Kasza

By: Tomas Kasza Have you ever had a bench epiphany? One where you feel that the bench skills you are mastering will never be used at your next job? Making the transition from graduate or post-doctoral training to other types of jobs can be a difficult transition. What is the best way to have your … Continue reading The Business of Science


Strategic Online Networking to Propel Your Career using 2Actify

Published on Jan 25, 2018 by Huri M

By: Huri Mücahit The following blog post was written after attending the iJOBS Workshop: Strategic Online Networking to Propel Your Career on January 18th, 2018. With this workshop, iJOBS once more offers the opportunity to expand networking skills with the program 2Actify. Following the success of the pilot program launched this past summer, (see Fatu … Continue reading Strategic Online Networking to Propel Your Career using 2Actify


Self-Awareness: The Key to Professional Success is Understanding your Personality

Published on Jan 23, 2018 by Jennifer Casiano

As individuals, our personality is unique; however, there are basic shared characteristics among us and it is important to understand our personality as it impacts the relationships with those around us. A simple definition of personality is our natural or preferred way of being. Naturally we feel competent, productive, and energetic, and sometimes are not … Continue reading Self-Awareness: The Key to Professional Success is Understanding your Personality


A First at Ferring

Published on Dec 19, 2017 by Kalkal Trivedi

The Rutgers iJOBs site visit to Ferring Pharmaceuticals on November 30th marked the first time when Ferring hosted students from a university for an onsite visit. Ferring was established in Malmo, Sweden by Dr. Frederik Paulson in 1950, and today, has offices all over the globe, including the corporate headquarters in Saint Prex, Switzerland. The … Continue reading A First at Ferring


What can you be with a PhD? An impactful research mentor

Published on Dec 14, 2017 by Tatiana Popovitchenko

I attended a two-day workshop called “What Can You Be With a PhD?” (WCUB) on November 4-5, 2017. This article is published as the second in two-part coverage of the “Teaching and Education” panel during WCUB. What exactly can one do once they are deemed an expert in their respective field? The answer to that … Continue reading What can you be with a PhD? An impactful research mentor