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PhD Careers: 10 Ways You Can Become a Successful Biotech/Science Freelance Writer

Do you like writing, and especially writing about biotechnology and science? Then you might be ready for a career as a professional biotech and/or science freelance writer. There are plenty of “alternative” science careers that focus solely on writing, including the following: Copywriter/copyeditor Science journalist/newspaper reporter Science blogger Magazine writer/editor Grant writer/consultant Scientific publication editor […]

Awesome Grad Student Advice for New and Current PhD Students

Advice From Someone Who Has Learned The Ropes This guest post contains unique PhD student advice and is tailored to someone who is just starting out graduate school. For example, what are some real life advice and experience that will truly help a 1st or 2nd year (or later) PhD student? So, here are the […]

Grad Student Advice Series: Approaching Your Advisor About Alternative PhD Careers

Doctoral students in many disciplines realize the odds are against them. But students are often afraid to approach their advisers about other nonfaculty career choices, for fear of disapproval. And the professors themselves may not know how to advise students about any other careers than the research life, although given the dismal job-market statistics in […]