Sunday, October 17, 2021
woman in a lab holding a test tube and pipetting solution into it

Five steps to a successful co-op application

One great way to gain practical research experience as an undergrad is through work in a real-world research setting for a couple of months as part of your degree. Landing that ideal position might seem like a challenge, but here we provide five steps for a successful co-op application.

Who to talk to about switching advisors?

Switching advisors can seem like a really daunting process, and will elicit all kinds of advice from different people, with different perspectives.

When Biology Knowledge Isn’t Enough: Losing a baby mid-semester as a genetics professor

It might be tempting to think that because I understood the biology of what happened that my grief was less. But it was not.
woman shaking hands with a man while sitting across from each other at a desk

What to look for in a supervisor?

The relationship you develop with your supervisor can be crucial to succeed in your studies. Knowing yourself and considering some factors can help you make the important decision on who to choose as your supervisor.
Melanie (the author) in a suit at a conference standing in front of her scientific poster

Dressing the Part

This blog discusses expectations of gender that have nothing to do with competence but heavily affect the way we think we need to behave or dress.