Career Catalyst

Acing the Job Interview

This workshop provided a toolkit to understand how to prepare for interview day, how to respond to common questions, and how to wow your interviewer(s)!

Biomedical and Healthcare Consulting

Chance Scott, Associate Director for Strategic Product Planning, eluminates the reimbursement process and an in-depth look at the impact Consulting has in the healthcare market.

Biomedical Opportunities in the Federal Government

Drs. Amy Avila, PhD, and Albert Avila, PhD, narrated their respective experiences as an FDA drug reviewer and a researcher at the NIH. Their experience serves as a reminder that the federal government always has a place for scientists who are interested in public service.

Dare to Unplug?

Have you ever tried to go offline or unplugged? How long did it last, a day, two days, a month? In today’s society, it seems almost impossible to go offline for an entire day.

Federal Government

Tips and tricks to applying for federal government jobs, from the Health and Human Services perspective.

Finding a Government Job

We welcomed Kim Scarborough, MBA, Program Manager for the Department of Health and Human Services to lead a training seminar on how to navigate for those that want to work for the federal government.

Grant Writing Skills

Georgetown Tumor Biology PhD candidate, Eric Berens, illuminates the process he underwent to achieve the NCI/HIH Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award (F99/K00 Grant).

Healthcare Consulting

Jacob Gramham and Chance Scott, from Quorum Consulting Inc [now Navigant], provide valuable insights into strategic product planning (SPP) and USA reimbursement strategies.

I Think I'm Qualified… Why Am I Not Getting Interviews?

The job-hunting process can be a very grueling and frustrating experience; especially when it seems like your application and resume are not getting seriously considered. There might be a multitude of reasons and factors that you are not even getting interviews. Here are just a few:

Investment Banking

Jim Hawkins, former CEO of Synthecell and Life Science Venture Banker at FOCUS Investment Banking, narrates his journey from college to his current career and offers helpful life advice to job seekers.

Medical Research

Henry M. Jackson foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a non-profit foundation that facilitates advancement of military research.

Negotiating Your Salary

Negotiating your salary can be daunting. Learn tips and strategies on how to approach your employer that may help increase your pay!

Network the Right Way to a Job

We are in full networking steam! Tomorrow, we’re hosting a joint MeetUp Biotechnology/Georgetown Biotechnology event where current students and alum will have the opportunity to chat with industry professionals, and meet new people.

Networking for Success!

Recently, we had the pleasure of Joanne Kamens, PhD, (Executive Director, Addgene) share her Networking insights, know-how and expertise with students.

Open Networks – The Key to Career Success?

Michael Simmons in this Forbes and Time Magazine article digs just a bit deeper into how the type of network you build can impact your career success: an open network versus a closed network.

Pharmaceutical Scientist

IPN alum, Dr. Sakura Minami, PhD, shares her story on how she came to work at a successful biotech startup

Policy Careers for PhDs

As more and more PhD’s pursue careers outside of academia, science policy has emerged as a viable and popular career path for those with doctoral degrees. Many people think of science policy as working on Capitol Hill with Congress; however, science policy is a multi-faceted field with many entry points.

Presenting a Powerful Pitch

A powerful pitch can demonstrate how you are the right person for the career of your interest. Learn the FAB method of making a powerful pitch!

Professional Headshots

BGE Students are invited to receive free professional headshots on October 3rd, 2017. Read this post for more details, tips on how to prepare, and advice on types of photos to avoid using on LinkedIn.

Six Important Tips for Getting a Postdoc

This is a longer post, but it deserves the space it’ll take up! Last week, my office hosted the first ever “How to get a post-doc position.” Here are my takeaway points from the event.

Tell Me about Yourself

Learn a simple framework to answer one of the most daunting interview questions “Tell Me about Yourself.”

The Importance of Body Language

With almost 17 million views, Amy Cuddy’s TedTalk, “Your body language shapes who you are,” shows us how certain postures and poses can affect our brain and can even impact our chance for success.

Tips for Finding Employment in Biotechnology

Toby Beth Freedman, biotechnology recruiter, and esteemed author recently came to Georgetown to speak about the biotechnology field, and how to get your foot in the door. The entire process of looking for a job to accepting a position was covered in a jam-packed hour of detailed insider-information. Read about his tips to finding a job in biotechnology.

Tips for navigating USAJOBS

We welcomed Kim Scarborough, MBA, Program Manager on the Human Capital Management team in the Strategic Program Division at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to conduct an interactive seminar with us about how to navigate, the main portal to all government job opportunities.

Transitioning from Scientific Research to Policy

Policy means taking a step back from the nitty gritty. Getting a policy fellowship doesn’t require any prior policy experience. Fellowships are looking for scientists who appreciate the value of science for policy and policy for science and want to branch out from just science and engage in bigger issues.

You Got Two Offers! Now What?

When you start your job search, you may go on several interviews in a short period of time. If one gets back to you early on with an offer and you accept it, how do you respond when you later get another offer?