Expert Forum

We learn about targeted topics from scientists, professors, industry professionalsprogram managers, journal editors, administrators, researchers, business owners, grant reviewers, science authors, as well as the graduate students themselves. We also provide external links to other professional resources.

We raise your questions to the experts

What is a faculty search committee looking for?​

Oliver Steinbock

Constructing a research plan

James J.
De Yoreo

Benefits of joining the National Postdoctoral Association

Emilie Purvine

Finding and applying for workshops, awards, and other opportunities during grad school


Is a career in industry right for me?

Susan Reutzel-Edens

Industry is not a wrong turn from the academic path

Martin E. McBriarty

Changing to an industry job without leaving your Ph.D. behind

Arushi Prakash

Writing a winning
NSF proposal

Alexandra T. Barth

The two-body problem does not have one answer

A hitchhiker’s guide to the field trip

Scientists in the field of Market Research

Conducting part of your PhD thesis research at a national lab: The DOE SCGSR Program

Amnon Ortoll-Bloch

Finding balance as a graduate student and parent

My first year as a professor at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

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