I have a son who's starting his second year as a physics undergrad. As you can imagine, I occasionally pass along a link or two to him pointing to stuff on the web I think he might find particularly interesting or useful. Thinking on that fact, I surmised that perhaps other science students might find those links interesting or useful as well. Hence, this series of posts here on the blog.
By necessity and circumstance, the items I've chosen will be influenced by my son's choice of major and my own interest in the usefulness of computational approaches to science and of social media for outreach and professional development.
- Building Your Network
- 5 Public Speaking Tips That'll Prepare You for Any Interview
- On Mentoring (From the mentor's POV, but still useful)
- Professionalization in Anthropology Graduate Programs (ie. professional/non-academic skills in grad school)
- Where scientists fear to tread (non-research careers in science)
- In Defense of Networking
- Robert Winston: Why students should bother with science communication
- When you fall for the glam and glitz in graduate school
- The Future of High Energy Physics
- Build a Career Worth Having
- Some Careers Advice (ie. who really plans their career?)
- 20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get (No, really, not as condescending as you think)
Please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments.