BCMB faculty member Andrew Holland is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology. Here’s why he thinks you should be a member, too!
Professional societies like ASCB are a valuable resource for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.
“The science of life, the life of science.” That’s the motto of The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), a professional organization founded in 1960 and headquartered in Bethesda, MD. There are many options for those who want to join a professional society, and ASCB membership is a great investment if your research is related to cell biology. Besides famously hosting one of the largest annual meetings in the United States, ASCB has many programs in place for science advocacy, education, and professional development. Many BCMB faculty are members of ASCB, including MBG professor Andrew Holland. “I believe in the work they’re doing,” says Holland, speaking admirably of ASCB’s policy and professional development efforts. “For ASCB it is all about their members and they will do anything they can to build a strong and successful community of cell biologists. In these times of diminishing funding it is more important than ever to have a strong voice advocating for basic research. ASCB is that voice and they work tirelessly on our behalf. I believe we all need to show our support.”
Please see the following invitation from the BME program:
Dear fellow graduate students:
BME EDGE is thrilled to announce our first Professional Skills Day, with our partners at JHU Career Center and JHMI Professional Development Office (PDO).
TITLE: BME EDGE Professional Skills Day
DESCRIPTION(*): A day program of workshops that covers the job search process for graduate students: from resumes, to networking, to interviews. Emphasis on Ph.D. students in the biomedical sciences, but also applicable to Ph.D. and MS students in related fields.
COST(*): No fee to attend
DATE: Friday, November 22, 2013
TIME: 8:30 am – 5 pm, with modules throughout the day (see attached schedule)
LOCATION: Homewood Campus
8:30am – 3:15pm Glass Pavilion
3:30pm – 5:00pm Maryland 110
You are welcome to attend any and all modules that fit your schedule or needs! (see attached schedule for details)
1) Session 1: Resumes and CVs
2) Session 2: Networking and Informational Interviewing
3) Session 3: Resume Tailoring and Cover Letters
4) Session 4: The Job Interview
5) Panel Discussion: Career Opportunities for Ph.Ds