Importance of Mentoring while in Graduate School

MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA, United States

Why is mentoring important while in graduate school? Come listen to a GSD Principal Investigator (PI) Mentoring Award winner and learn about how to: • Interact with your PI/mentor • Develop your own vision of good mentoring • Recognize the basics of good mentoring Facilitator: Raul Mostoslavsky, PhD, Laurel Schwartz Associate Professor of Oncology; Kristine […]

Conflict Management at Work

MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA, United States

A seminar for MGH faculty with HMS academic appointments and PhD graduate students in research. This seminar will explore the benefits of understanding conflict and provide a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick will demonstrate how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coach participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal […]

How to Write a Successful Fellowship Application

MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA, United States

In this session PhD student Alexandra Gold will discuss the elements that go into a successful Fellowship application, including: • how to pick a research project • how to select sponsors and mentors • what to emphasize in a solid training plan Facilitator: Alexandra K. Gold, Ph.D. Student, Clinical Fellow in Psychology Dauten Family Center […]

Acing Your Interview

MGH Main Campus 55 Fruit St, Boston, MA, United States

A career advancement seminar tailored for academic and non-academic interviews. This educational seminar will provide tips and advice on: • how to perform research on the company and interviewers • how to prepare potential interview questions • how to customize your response to the interview questions • how to create your own “elevator speech” • […]

How to Identify Funding Opportunities


Community of Science (COS) Pivot is a database of funding announcements from government, commercial and international sponsors. At this seminar participants learned how to: Find grant opportunities to support their research Find awards, scholarships and travel support opportunities Set up COS Funding Alert for weekly, individualized notifications based on their needs/interests Describe their research interest […]

LDP: Leadership in Research (closed)


Session closed to LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (LDP) FOR RESEARCHERS selected participants only. In the first hour, Dr. Orf addressed the importance of leadership, including how to lead a team and motivate others. Ms. Kinsella then present on the assessment tools you completed prior to the session and how to “Improve Your Leadership Style by Understanding […]

Looking Your Best on Paper: Building a High Impact CV or Resume


This seminar helped participants prepare their CV/Resume for academia, industry or for a more general career exploration. Participants learned to: Tailor their CV/resume to their goals Highlight and build transferable skills and experience Focus the content and structure Apply value added tips and tricks Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

LDP: Managing Conflict & Difficult Conversations (closed)


Session closed to LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (LDP) FOR RESEARCHERS selected participants only. This highly interactive 90-minute session provided participants with the opportunity to examine and build on their conflict resolution skills. They assessed their conflict style, considered what they may bring to conflict conversations that may help or hinder them and discuss what so often […]

Overview of Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector


This seminar focused on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and provided an overview of the skills needed to excel in each type of role. At this seminar participants learned about: Research and non-research career paths such as consulting, product development, etc. Numerous opportunities in non-profit and for-profit organizations Professional associations and groups […]

GSD Principal Investigator Mentoring Awards deadline Nov. 24

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Do you know an outstanding Principal Investigator (PI) mentoring PhD graduate student(s) in their lab? The MGH Graduate Student Division (GSD) within the Center for Faculty Development invites nominations for the GSD PI Mentoring Award. This award will be given to an MGH PI who has contributed to the success of PhD […]

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