Career Insights


Is it possible to be a cool professor? How much should location matter when choosing a grad school or postdoc stint? Do people still actually go to job fairs? Find the answers to these questions and more in this month’s “Career Insights” section. Got an idea for a column? Write us at asbmbtoday@asbmb.org.

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The measure of success


Columnist Andrew D. Hollenbach offers a thought-provoking assessment of his job as a mentor and of what success really means.

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The road to professor


Bill Sullivan’s author’s note says it all: “If I were an undergraduate today writing a letter informing my parents that I want to become a professor and conduct research, I imagine it would go something like this.” Enjoy!

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Outreach


Thomas O. Baldwin writes about his two-part course at UC Riverside that instructs and inspires young scientists to tell stories that provoke “meaningful exchange of ideas’ with the public.” Bonus: His students review the class!

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