If you are or will be on a faculty job market, join Penn Career Services for our Faculty Job Search Prep Camp, done in partnership with the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) and the Grad Center. Through this program we are seeking to empower doctoral student and postdocs with the resources, information, and support to navigate the academic job market. It is open to doctoral students and postdocs from all disciplines interested in faculty roles. This year the program will run from August 14-August 22 and consist of a mix of virtual and in-person sessions. By registering attendees will have access to a variety of resources, including workshops, panels, and information sessions. Please see the below flyer or visit here for more information!
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Penn Career Services
Penn Career Services subscribes to a wide variety of digital resources that students may access and offers appointments with career advisors through Handshake. These include the option for same-day, 15-minute appointments with a career adviser. New appointment times open up every day at 9:15 AM ET. To schedule an appointment, sign in to Handshake and click the “Career Center” tab near the top right corner.
Be sure to customize your email settings in Handshake to receive a weekly newsletter featuring jobs and resources tailored to you! Detailed instructions on how to do so are available here.
Please see a couple of resources below for new PhD students and Master’s students that introduce some of Career Services resources:
- You can find our 10 ways that Master’s can use Career Services handout here: https://careerservices.upenn.edu/resources/10-ways-to-use-career-services-as-a-masters-student/
- And a brief alternative version of this for Master’s in video format here: https://youtu.be/2TJV-qF2geY
- PhD handout: https://careerservices.upenn.edu/resources/10-ways-to-use-career-services-as-a-phd-postdoc/
- PhD video: https://youtu.be/i0mnf24p9U8
**SAVE THE DATE – The virtual Biosciences & Research Career Fair hosted by Penn Career Services will take place Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 12 – 5 PM. Registration information coming soon.
Office of Software Licensing – MATLAB Licenses
Matlab is free for all Penn students through the Office of Software Licensing. You should email email@example.com your HostID, operating system, and computer user name. Instructions on how to find this information are available here.
Instructions for downloading Microsoft Office O365 for BGS Students
OfficeO365 is available to download at no cost through your PennMedicine webmail O365 account:
Go to the online PennMedicine mail server via: https://provider.www.upenn.edu/computing/webmail/index.php
Once in your webmail account, click on the nine dots in the top left corner, then click on “Office 365”. Then on the next page, click on ‘Install Office’ in the top right hand corner and follow the instructions.
Perelman School of Medicine – NYAS Membership
As a member of the PSOM, BGS students are entitled to use this membership. Please use the enrollment link to join.
Penn Libraries Resources and Support
This guide: https://guides.library.upenn.edu/BGSOrientation has been created to help you find the resources and support you’ll need at Penn Libraries and across campus. The guide will lead you to technology and people to support your research and learning needs.
The Penn Libraries provide access to a Virtual Computer Lab (vLab) for students to access software applications normally accessible in Library computer labs. Additional information about software available in Penn’s Libraries is available here.
See a full list of BGS-specific organizations, university-wide student groups with active BGS members, and group-specific organizations for peer support, career and professional development, and/or community outreach and engagement.
Other Penn Resources
- Graduate Student Center
- Family Center at Penn
- The Family Center provides a forum for student parents to connect and develop supportive networks, and offers a welcoming and family-friendly environment for Penn students, post-docs, caregivers, and children.
To support your professional and career development, Perelman School of Medicine will sponsor interested students, postdocs, and faculty for complimentary 1-year Membership to the New York Academy of Sciences. For over 200 years, the Academy has helped scientists, engineers, and innovators pursue successful careers.
SIGN UP AT NYAS.ORG/PERELMAN TO REQUEST A SPONSORED MEMBERSHIP
We’re committed to our mission providing premier scientific content and career development resources during these challenging times. As an Academy Member, you’ll benefit from access to:
- Career Readiness Training: Career Development resources, including online courses and webinars to help you acquire the skills you’ll need to succeed in a STEM-related field.
- Cutting Edge Content: Unlimited digital access to our publications and eBriefings.
- Networking & Resume Building: opportunities to present your research, apply intensive leadership training, become a mentor, and connect with other Members from our global Membership network, using an online Directory.
- Upcoming Webinars & Programs. Discounted and free registration on all of our upcoming events featuring the latest research presented at the Academy. For the time being, all 2021 events will be presented through online platforms while some of our previously scheduled events are being postponed to a later date.
For our programs and resources on COVID-19, click here.
New Collections at Penn Libraries
New databases, journals, and e-book collections have been added to the Penn Libraries collections for your use. See a full list of the new additions here.
Discovery platform and repository for IGO, NGO, think tank, and research organization materials, including access to more than 24 million pages of curated, high quality policy reports, briefs, analyses, working papers, and datasets from thousands of policy organizations.
New York Times site license via nytimes.com
The Penn Libraries’ campus-wide subscription to the New York Times provides digital access to nytimes.com, including via tablet/mobile apps and the archive back to 1851. This subscription does not include access to NYT Crossword/Games, Cooking, or e-reader editions (e.g. Kindle Fire, Nook).
IMPORTANT: You must use the Penn link above to create or associate your New York Times account under Penn’s subscription. After completing the set up process you do not have to go through the Penn link; you will be able to login directly at nytimes.com or via the NYT app.
Please see details below to apply for the Innovation to Impact (I2I) Short Course on Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Substance Use Researchers from Yale’s Entrepreneurial Institute. Please note, the application deadline is Friday, July 2nd, 2021:
The I2I program provides entrepreneurial education, mentoring and seed funding to scientists, researchers, academics, and students that have developed innovative solutions to substance use disorder. There are no costs as the program is sponsored by the NIDA and covers all costs of the program for participants, including travel costs for in-person events.
For questions or additional information, please contact Janis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Janssen Scholars of Oncology Diversity Engagement Program (SODEP): details are available at www.janssensodep.com. See the flyer here. SODEP consists of three steps:
- Exposure to industry at the virtual Janssen Oncology Day, an all-day program that will provide an overview of the various opportunities within science and medicine.
- One-on-one mentorship. Up to 10 scholars who attend Janssen Oncology Day will be selected for this step of the program, in which the scholars will be paired with Janssen leaders in an ongoing one-year mentoring experience, where they will receive career coaching and guidance. In addition, scholars will receive a $10,000 stipend for conference travel, research supplies, and training courses.
- Potential placement. If scholars are interested in transitioning into a career in industry, their relationship with their mentor will provide them with support in identifying and applying for any appropriate open positions at Janssen.
Those that meet the following requirements are eligible to participate in SODEP:
- self-identify as African-American/Black or Hispanic
- citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada
- full-time PhD students in year 2 or later, Pharm D students, 1st/2nd year medical students, and postdoctoral fellows
- engaged or interested in oncology or other closely related disciplines such as immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, computational biology/data sciences, clinical research, and pharmacology.
Registration is currently open for the Janssen Oncology Day, which will take place on September 15, 2021. We encourage early registration, as admission is rolling and will be closed when we reach 100 registrants.
We all believe that an increase in scientists and physicians from diverse backgrounds is a necessity to address the numerous health inequities that currently exist in certain populations within our society. The intent of this program is to provide promising students a unique opportunity towards obtaining the best research and employment opportunities within industry or academia, and to set themselves up for success in their long-term career in the sciences.