As you’ve faced career growth — such as defending your thesis or starting a new position — have you grappled with feeling like a fraud, despite your accomplishments? You're not alone. Read these strategies to move forward.
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.
Setbacks are inevitable. While they may feel catastrophic in the moment, with the right outlook, challenges can be the key to learning, improving, and moving forward. Here, peers and colleagues share ways they adapt in the face of missteps large and small.
Mychael Lourenco, a research associate at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and member of SfN’s Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC), shares what first interested him in neuroscience, why community building is important, and how he’s leveraged his connections for research collaborations.
In this Short Course from Neuroscience 2018, panelists give short lectures and lead case study discussions on power dynamics in science and academia. You’ll come away with a better understanding of the nature of power dynamics and how intersectionality affects the way relative differences in power are experienced by different people.
Are you working to increase awareness of the issues facing women in academia? This resource, has compelling data and ready-to-apply takeaways on current promotion and tenure practices, and ways to improve the process to increase faculty diversity.
The goal of this webinar is to inform the neuroscience community about the benefits of creating a significance statement in a way that peaks the interest of others in the field, as well as laypersons, which can lead to opportunities for published research and/or funding.
An elevator speech is one of your most important networking tools. When tailoring your elevator speech, it’s important to take the time to learn about your audience and their background. Keep these tips in mind as you adapt your pitch to appeal to different nonscientific audiences.
International students and postdocs experience damaging threats to their presence, security, and peace of mind due to new anti-immigrant policies targeting their visa programs. Learn how many scientists promptly took to social media to respond to these actions.
When something doesn’t unfold as you hoped it would, it can be challenging to move on. Use this advice from six neuroscientists to help you process situations, move forward, and ultimately build your resilience.
Mentorship is critical to a scientist’s career, whether you’re a mentor, a mentee, or both. Follow the advice below to help you set expectations and establish a healthy power dynamic for your own mentor-mentee relationship.
The goal of any scientific presentation is to connect with your audience. To help you design an impactful talk, SfN has created a toolkit on the overarching elements of successful science presentations.