Thinking about applying for postdocs in STEM? Sean Piwarski, Ph.D., draws from his own successful application process to discuss the steps you can take beyond the lab to make yourself a stronger candidate.
Hoping to get the most out of your graduate professional development while still making time for your personal goals? Luckily, Duke has many resources available to help you determine your priorities and chart your own path!
Research or teaching? Jessica Brandt, Ph.D., cautions against reinforcing this false binary when it comes to graduate training in STEM fields. She shares how taking the opportunity to teach her own Duke course through the Bass Instructional Fellowship enriched her professional development.
Do you feel 24 hours a day is never enough? Do you often miss or extend deadlines? Do you struggle to set your career goals? Do you have an unhealthy work/life balance? If you answered ”yes,” keep reading for help! Even if you haven’t experienced these issues yet, this post might help you prevent these problems in the future.
The Graduate School's Professional Development Grant funds up to $2,000 in discipline-specific professional development activities at the department and program level. If you've got an idea that would benefit you and your colleagues, read on to learn strategies for success in competing for this funding.