Science & Research

15 signs you’re about to get a job offer

Job offers can be an ideal stepping stone to better opportunities and a brighter future.

But they’re pretty stressful to wait on.

Maybe you’re relatively sure you aced the interview. But now, hours seem like days and days like weeks …

By Áine Cain and Allana Akhtar
Áine Cain and Allana Akhtar
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Employers plan to hire 14.7% more new college graduates from the Class of 2023 than they did from the Class of 2022, according to NACE’s Job Outlook 2023 report. 

Overall, the report shows that half of responding employers plan to increase hiring, …

By Mimi Colins & Kevin Gray
Mimi Colins & Kevin Gray
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Want to Spend Time on Your Career Planning, and Don’t Know Where to Start?

Right now, many PhD students and postdocs are having to step back from lab-work, and work remotely. A number of EMBL sites are closed, and all of EMBL is encouraged to work from home if possible. We encourage you to …

By Rachel Coulthard-Graf
Rachel Coulthard-Graf
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2022’s Top Employers provide safety, support, and success for scientists

When it comes to selecting an employer that will value their expertise, voice, and career goals, scientists use a specific metric: safety.

BY ALAINA G. LEVINE and featured in

On the day of a critically important meeting that had …

By Amanda Nell
Amanda Nell
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To Go From College Dropout to Ph.D., I Had to Let Go of My Fear of Failure

I was on a long-haul trucking trip, somewhere between Mississauga and Montreal, but my mind was elsewhere. I was thinking about my personal journey and wondering whether this was my future. I had dropped out of university, and now I …

By M. Shehryar Khan
M. Shehryar Khan
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Focus 2 Am I Career Ready?

Career readiness is a foundation of eight core competencies that broadly prepare college students for lifelong success in their careers …

Billed as a “one-stop shopping” location for job openings and education and career information.

Job listings for research-related positions in U.S. and around the world.

Hosted by, the site features in-depth profiles of careers in Earth/Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering, Math and Computer Science.


SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Science-Related Exploration Courses

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in Science & Research. This list is subject…

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