Leaving the Lab Behind

A jobs panel suggests internships and online involvement as ways to help find get a career out of the lab started.

Looking for the Non-obvious

To make a splash, a postdoc suggests taking on new perspectives in research.

Be Engaged

Public engagement can help researchers develop skills and help them on the job search.

Graduate School Enrollment

A new report examines trends in graduate education in the US.

In Sum

The blogger Neuroskeptic lists some "don'ts" for writing the abstract of a paper.

What STEM Crisis?

IEEE Spectrum's Robert Charette argues that there is a surplus rather than a shortage of STEM workers.

Plan Ahead for a Good Meeting

Southern Fried Science's David Shiffman shares advice for graduate students on getting the most out of a conference.

A Mom-to-Be and a Researcher

Cell biologist Jenny Rohn describes her worries about being a pregnant researcher at Occam's Corner.

Making the Most

A survey by the American Association of University Professors charts out how much professors make.

Taking Stock

Blogger Prof-like Substance is about to submit the tenure package and takes stock of the past few years.

Step Away from the PowerPoint

There are other ways to tell a scientific story than by relying on slides, Bitesize Bio's Vicki Doronina writes.

To Stay on the Track

Nicholas Wolfinger writes at the Atlantic that academia needs to evolve to retain women in the sciences.

Bragging Rights

A venture capitalist suggests bragging your way to success in STEM fields.