At some point in your career, you will hear this: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” You’ve probably seen this in action- I’ve had colleagues exposed to so many great opportunities because of who they knew, regardless of their degree. So it’s important to not only meet […]
Some people choose to write their information on a napkin or scrap of paper that is easily lost; the majority choose business cards. Yes, science business cards are a thing! And just like “regular” business cards (that you get from a banker, realtor, lawyer, etc.), they’re the best way to […]
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You’ve found a job (or internship, fellowship, volunteer position, or graduate school opening) you think you’d be the perfect fit for. Great! Now how do you let them know that? Introducing the resume. Chances are you’ve at least heard of them and maybe even Googled, “How do I make my […]
Chances are that you’ve been Googled. If not by yourself (admit it, we’ve all done it), then by job recruiters. Is what they’re seeing what you want your first professional impression to be? LinkedIn profiles tend appear high on Google searches (mine was #2 when searching my name). It’s […]
“So what’s your Master’s about?” This is probably one of the most dreaded questions a scientist hears because in the span of a few seconds they have to formulate what they’re going to say to adequately answer that inquiry. That is, it’s one of the most dreaded questions if you […]
If you had told me I would have eventually become a science communicator, I would’ve been absolutely shocked. It’s not because I lack the skills, but rather, it’s just not a role I ever saw myself in. The Fins United Initiative (TFUI) has humble beginnings: it all started with a book. […]