Posts Tagged ‘careers’

GuilaneNachez_TestTubeBiochemical Society have co-produced a career guide for bioscience graduates entitled Next steps: options after a bioscience degree. The guide outlines possible career routes in employment, and postgraduate study options. There are extensive sections on going for an interview, how to compile a CV, Cover letters, Application Forms, and the top 10 skills employers seek.

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Interesting article about encouraging girls into careers in science, maths and engineering. As we know there is a gender imbalance in these career areas. According to this article, “girlie” role models aimed at helping break down the gender barriers in these subjects are actually putting more girls off. Who would have thought “Computer Engineer Barbie” wouldn’t be persuasive enough to entice girls to go against these traditionally male subjects. And “girly” mathematician Danica McKellar has even written a book aimed at inspiring girls: “Math Doesn’t Suck: How To Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind Or Breaking A Nail”. But according to this study,  it’s not working…in fact it may be putting girls off science and maths even more.

What are your experiences of the gender divide in areas such as maths, science and engineering? Girls, what made you decide to study in these fields? What do you think of the promotion of “girly” role models for science and maths? We would be very interested to hear your comments on this one.


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About 80% of the western population are optimistic and expect good things to happen to them.  In this video, Dr Tali Sharot speaks about her work on using neuroimaging to determine why people remain optimistic in the face of bad news. 

This is just one of a large collection of videos uploaded to YouTube by the Wellcome Trust, which show the range of research open to science graduates.

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The American Chemical Society is hosting a virtual career fair on 2nd and 3rd November.  You don’t have to be a member of the ACS to take part, and the careers fair will include online discussions, webinars, and the opportunity to network with potential employers. 

The Careers Fair is taking place at 1pm to 10pm GMT.  Tuesday’s theme is “Outlook for Chemical, Pharma and Biotech Industries” and Wednesday discussions and presentations will focus on career development.

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