On Saturday, April 22, there was a Boston-wide rally in the Boston Commons for people who love and support science. The BU community will begin this March with a rally at BU’s Metcalf Science Plaza, followed by a March to the Common. BUWIC women were there sporting our posters and showing our love for science! Be sure to look up the website associated with the March and get involved in your local science community!
On Saturday, April 22, there will be a Boston-wide rally in the Boston Commons for people who love and support science. The BU community will begin this March with a rally at BU’s Metcalf Science Plaza, followed by a March to the Common.
To prepare for this, BUWIC will host a Poster Making Session on today from 12:30-1:30 in SCI 512. Bring your lunch and we’ll supply some snacks as well. We will provide poster board and sharpies, but any and all extra supplies are welcome!
Hope to see you all there!!
What: Poster Making Session
When: Thursday, April 20, 12:30-1:30
Where: SCI 512
Who: All graduate students, post-docs, faculty, and undergraduates!
BUWIC hosted an evening seminar on Wednesday February 25 at 5:00 pm in LSEB103, on “How to Use LinkedIn” by Brian Coughlin, President of Coughlin HR Consulting. We learned how to create LinkedIn profiles to build networks in order to land our dream jobs. Thank you, Brian!
Brian Coughlin, President of Coughlin HR Consulting, has twenty seven years expertise in human resource managment, and twenty five years experience as an adjunct faculty member at Fisher College and recently Dean College. He has developed and delivered courses in Human Resource Management, Principles of Management, and Economics classes. Brian has a passion to help those in transitioning between jobs, and recently has assisted PhD Scientists during transition from companies such as AstraZeneca, Sanofi and Merck.
BUWIC will be hosting a special seminar on the basics of scientific writing with Dr. Sonal Jhaveri a Science Communication professor, from MIT and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Coffee and cookies will be served before the seminar.
When: Today, April 3rd, 3 pm
Where: SCI 109
Who: All post-docs, grad students, and interested undergraduates are welcome
Thanks to everyone who came to the lunch discussion with Dr. Rebecca Casaubon! There were a lot of relevant questions asked and good topics discussed. Below you can find some of the links discussed and recommended by Dr. Casaubon.
- Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (has mentor programs and other interesting events throughout the year) http://www.hbanet.org/
- Women Unlimited (TEAM program)
- salary wizard (to negotiate offers): http://www.salary.com/category/salary/
- Drew University medicinal chemistry course for med. chemists. Recommended by Dr. Casaubon for chemists in their first couple of years in industry (if they can get their companies to pay for it): http://www.drew.edu/resmed/
There is still funding available for conference application fees from the generous support of Vertex. We have extended the deadline for applications until June 1st! (or until all funding has been allocated). This will allow for those attending conferences this spring to apply.
The award is for BUWIC members to cover conference fees (up to $200).
The application and more info can be found HERE.
Thanks to everyone who came to the roundtable discussion on networking and it plays different roles in the careers of men vs. women.
A lot of interesting points were raised by those who joined us, including Lauren Celano of Propel Careers, Deborah Belle and her Grad student Amanda Gibson (who conducted a recent study on networking among BU grad students) and Beverly A. Brown, director of development for both the Center for Global Health & Development (CGHD) and the Office of Technology Development (OTD) at Boston University.
Some important networking tips and information provided by Lauren Celano can be found HERE, as well as on our Resources page.
BUWIC is happy to announce an opportunity for funding made possible by Vertex Pharmaceuticals. BUWIC members can apply for conference support, which will cover conference fees (up to $200).
All applications received by November 1, 2011 will be reviewed together. Any subsequent applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all of the funds for 2011-2012 have been allocated.
Applications can be found HERE.