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  • For Women By Women: Tips for Success in Science

    • Sep 25, 2023

    While rates have improved in recent years, women are still underrepresented in the highest levels of scientific fields. In this list, successful women in science talk about what helped them succeed.

  • The Advice I would Give Myself Early in My Career

    • Sep 18, 2023

    What would you tell your former self? Eight neuroscientists offer their perspective on gaining experience, handling stress, asking for what they need, and more.

  • How I Approached My Lab Move

    • Sep 11, 2023

    Every neuroscientist makes transitions for different reasons. Read this article to learn if it might be the right time for you.

  • 'Beyond the Lab' With a Medical Writer

    • Sep 7, 2023

    Leah Potter is a medical writer for Synchrogenix. Potter talks about her path from Vanderbilt, and how her PhD experience prepared her for a career in medical writing.

  • Rewards and Challenges of a Faculty Career at a Teaching Focused Institution

    • Aug 28, 2023

    While each institution and department is unique, faculty who build their careers at primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs), experience some common rewards and challenges, many of which I’ve observed first-hand. Here’s what a faculty career at an undergraduate institution can look like.

  • A Beginners Guide to Networking

    • Aug 24, 2023

    Everywhere you go, you continuously build your personal and professional network. In fact, one conversation today could become a career connection down the road. Build trusting, intentional relationships in your day-to-day interactions in order to advance your career now and in the future.

  • The Benefits of Outreach - Strengthen Your CV, Discover Your Interests, and Broaden Your Community

    • Aug 14, 2023

    Learn how to make yourself a stronger job candidate, consider career paths you may not have thought of, connect with like-minded scientists, and find work-life balance in this interview with Samantha Baglot.

  • How to Publish papers for a Successful Academic Career

    • Aug 7, 2023

    Being a researcher is exciting and incredibly fulfilling. It can also be challenging, especially as funding, jobs in academia, and tenure are harder to secure. Read this article to learn how to be proactive and intentional about publishing.

  • Finding Work-Life Balance One Task at a Time

    • Jul 24, 2023

    Learn how Bianca Jones Marlin balanced the birth of her son during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City and being called to the frontlines to advocate for the Black community as the tensions of racism in America rose.

  • Why Conversation & Community are Important to Stopping Bias

    • Jul 17, 2023

    Lionel Rodriguez is a neuroscience PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins. In this interview, Lionel discusses dealing with implicit bias and imposter syndrome. As a Gay, Latinx scientist, he also gives his hopes for the future of approaching discussions of equitable treatment and inclusion of historically marginalized communities in STEM.

  • Tips On Mentoring The Next Generation

    • Jul 11, 2023

    How can mentors best adapt their advice to a changing field and prepare the next generation of neuroscientists? Experts in this video share their thoughts.

  • How to Create a Job Post That Attracts Candidates That You Want to Hire

    • Jul 5, 2023

    If communicating all the information a job seeker needs in a job post feels too time-consuming, the good news is it can be broken down into just a few elements. Here is an outline to help you craft the perfect job post from beginning to end.

  • – Advice for Your Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

    • Jun 28, 2023

    In this video, get advice on how to figure out if a summer undergraduate research program may be right for you, including how to approach your applications and time throughout the program.

  • Thinking About Advocating? Here is How To Start

    • Jun 20, 2023

    If you’re interested in advocating for science but are waiting to have more time in your career, or you don’t know where to find groups that can show, this advice from three scientist-advocates from across the career spectrum will help you get started.

  • Making the Switch:Tips for Successfully Transitioning Between Academia, Industry, and Government

    • Jun 12, 2023

    In this on-demand webinar, representatives from academia, industry, and government will showcase the unique characteristics of each workplace and share advice on what to consider when contemplating a career move based on their own transitions.

  • How To Be Your Best At Networking_

    • Jun 7, 2023

    Networking is crucial to establishing and growing in your career. Whether you plan to work in academia your entire career or switch paths and work beyond the bench, your network is vital. Check out these tips for building the best network.

  • Four Ways Science Training Prepares Us As Writers_

    • Jun 1, 2023

    Theanne Griffith, author of science adventure series, The Magnificent Makers, shares four key aspects of her scientific training that were directly applicable to her journey as an author.

  • Career Skills Toolkit Leadership, Management, and Team Building

    • May 22, 2023

    SfN has created a toolkit that can be shared with an audience or used to improve your own leadership, management, and team building skills.

  • Five Times You Will Present Your Work and How to Do It Well

    • May 16, 2023

    Many researchers don’t communicate in a way that resonates with their intended audience — whether that’s their professional community, scientists in other fields, the public, the media, or a potential boss. Any time you present your work, ask yourself these questions.

  • Managing to Manage Science_

    • May 11, 2023

    In this webinar, you will come away with an understanding of the challenges and opportunities of a having a career as a scientific manager in an academic institute or department, research foundation, nonprofit, or company.