Tagged: career

Career is a verb, not a noun - FutureworkNZ

Dave Heatley Jun 19, 2019

career (v) move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way. My good friend Mariska tells me that’s a better description of her work life than the more traditional definition… career (n) an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress. In the interests of science, and despite the small sample size, I thought I’d … Read More

USA survey of PhD graduate futures - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Apr 14, 2014

You have your PhD. Now what? Hopefully most doctoral students try think about that well before they complete their PhD. Either way, this infographic drawn from data from post-doctoral fellows in the USA makes for interesting reading - [caption id="attachment_12490" align="aligncenter" width="640"] (Source: the acsb post, 'Where Will a Biology PhD Take You?' by Jessica … Read More

Summer studentships - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 05, 2012

Every year New Zealand universities and research institutions host summer studentships. Most are for NZ students, but a few are international - such as the Genetics Otago’s International Summer Scholarship (PDF file for application form).[1] These won’t make your fortune; typically they’re worth $NZ 5000 for ten weeks work. They will get you working with research … Read More

Careers in science - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 23, 2010

Lesley Middleton, Chief Executive of the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology At the recent and very successful Running Hot conference at Te Papa, I gave a presentation at a symposium for new and emerging scientists, in which I talked about career paths. One diagram in particular sparked a lot of discussion. Read More

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