Spring Refresh: Updating your IDP Tool & Goals

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your goals and update your IDP tool. Recently I attended the Creating and Owning Your Individual Development Plan workshop hosted by The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and learned some great tips. Next month, they are having a follow-up workshop called, I Completed…

My Spring/Summer III Reading List:

Now that the weather is warming up, check out a few of these books. My Spring/Summer Reading List: Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack Letters to a Young Scientist by Edward O. Wilson A Manual for Writers of Research Papers,…

Superwoman: Achieving Work-Life Balance

As many women agree, society can put pressure to do it all - to be a superwoman. Sometimes we might want to do it all, but then there are times we cannot. That is okay because we are human and we all need balance. Whether it is a "yes" or a "no", establishing boundaries, knowing…

Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist: Donna Kridelbaugh

In my last Mademoiselle Spotlight, I wrote about The Thesis Whisperer, and for this post, I am featuring Donna Kridelbaugh as this month's Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist. Donna has amazing content for early career researchers and professionals.  Photo Credit: Donna Kridelbaugh Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientist: Donna Kridelbaugh: When I started Mademoiselle Scientist I only had a…

My Summer Reading List II

Summer is a nice time to read something inspirational. Here are my top picks. My Summer Reading List II: Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO by Fred Cook I Know How She Does it: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time by Laura Vanderkam What the Most Successful People Do Before…

My Informational Interview Tips

Informational interviewing is a new concept to me. After learning about them here are my tips. Udate your myIDpP tool. The myIDP tool is a great resource for scientists to organize their SMART career goals. After updating it you will have a better idea on what to focus on for your informational interviews. My Informational…

Spotlight on Science/Mademoiselle Scientists: MySciCareer

Last week I was reading Biochem Belle's blog post, Changing Course, Part 3: Open exploration. This post was a continuation post and she shared how the myIDP tool helped her figure what she wanted to do next in her career. After spending time on the myIDP tool she discovered, MySciCareer.com. Since I never heard MySciCareer I…

My Winter Reading List II

Looking for a book to read this winter? Check out my picks. This books will get you ready for the new year. Here's What I'm Reading This Winter What Works for Women at Work by Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works by Ash Maurya…

How to Have Fun Networking During Holiday Parties:

'Tis the season! Between decorations, good food and holiday parties this is the season to have some fun. You can count on Holiday parties from now until January (maybe even February depending on where you live). Relieve the stress from the fall and welcome winter with the fun festivities of holiday parties. Plus it's a…

Fall Reading List

Looking to make some changes? This is the reading list for you. Check out below: My Fall Reading List: A PhD is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science by Peter J. Feibelman Advice for a Young Investigator by Santiago Ramon y Cajal Define your Brand Imagine Your Future: Reinventing You by Dorie Clark…