Tagged: student support

From science PhD to careers outside academia: what might help? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jan 29, 2013

(Update: This article is for those who want to browse and explore the topic. Those wanting to get to the meat of it may like to head straight to the Some possible questions section.) Not just outside academia, but also outside science. If we are to believe BugGirl’s blog post, some might describe leaving academia as … Read More

Local events: science story telling, non-academic careers, doctors and evidence - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 27, 2011

A few dates for the diary for locals. (Or those who happen to be in town at the time!) Regular readers will know that I have several times written about careers after the Ph.D. outside academia, particular to point out that these careers are not the ‘alternative’ as working outside of academia after completing a Ph.D. Read More

NZBIO 2011 Student Scientific Poster Competition - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 08, 2010

Any local students looking to make a buck or looking for a foot into the door of the biotechnology industry? I would particularly encourage final-year students with a leaning towards the biotech industry or entrepreneurship to look at this opportunity, as the meeting will be an opportunity for you to mix and talk with biotechnology people … Read More

For success, create the conditions for creativity? - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Mar 10, 2010

Annually the TED (Technology, Education and Design) conference is held at Long Beach, California. Devoted to ’ideas worth spreading’ smaller TED events are now being hosted in other centres through a range of programs. A event making it’s way around the internet again was a lecture by Sir Ken Robinson at Vancouver, Canada, in … Read More

Study of where academic careers lead - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Nov 17, 2009

Just a quick follow-on of sorts from my earlier post Universities and (lack of) showcasing use of science degrees I’d like to point out an ‘Issues & Perspectives’ article from the Science Careers section of Science By Beryl Lieff Benderly: “Taken for Granted: Shocked, Shocked! to Find Disappointment on Campus”. It’s an interesting (re)examination of the academic … Read More

Buddies, annoyances and depression - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 21, 2009

Reading an article on Destigmatizing depression among medical trainees or graduates which, in turn, points to an article by Karen Hebe “Destigmatizing Depression” on Science magazine’s Science careers website, reminded me of an idea I had to improve the grad students’ and post-docs’ lot a few years ago. The original article focuses on … Read More