This touches on some threads recent to the newsgroup, so I thought I'd
Science's Next Wave, a Web project from Science magazine:
NEW ON THE SITE!
1) THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS REALLY WANT: CAREER ADVICE AND ONLINE HELP
Peter Fiske, the Next Wave's hands-on job hunting guru, covers what
many scientists wish they had know earlier -- how to market
to non-academic employers. Believe it or not, many the skills you
picked up during your scientific training are VERY valuable in the
workplace -- and it's not just the lab skills.
The trick is translating YOUR lab experiences into a context that
potential employers will understand. Peter provides some guidelines
and a list of phrases that you can use in your job search. Ask him
help online and he'll do his best to help you out! Go to the
Up" section of the Next Wave site at
2) WOMEN RE-ENTERING THE SCIENTIFIC WORKFORCE: ESSAYS AND
Beginning Friday, May 2, we will be hosting an online-interactive
feature on "Women Re-entering the Scientific Workforce" in the
Public" section of the site.
In many cases, women take time off from their careers to have
children or care for elderly parents. But how difficult is it for
them to get back in? Some scientists would say that it's
But it's actually not. In fact, our forum participants say it's
to late to return.
In this "Going Public" forum, six women share their experiences
you. They've come back in at different levels, some return to
graduate school to get their Ph.D.s, while others who already have
their degree return for a training update. Re-entry is not limited
research, and as you'll see from our essay writers, there is more
one way to do it You will be able to participate in an interactive
discussion with these scientists from 2 May to 4 July. Ask them
questions or share YOUR opinions with the rest of us.
(Access to the site is free, but registration is required.)
FEEDBACK? U.S. and Canadian readers can mail us at
nextwave at aaas.org;
U.K. and other European readers should e-mail
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the rest of our readers!
visiting grad student at
Texas A&M University
Department of Biological Sciences
College Station, TX 77843
"Evil is best defined as militant ignorance."
Dr. M. Scott Peck