The Links page has just been updated with a new batch of helpful resources from around the web. Check it out for interesting links like a career planning tool from Stanford’s Career Center, tips for aspiring project managers, and ten simple rules for commercializing science research. You’ll also find new Links sections for self-assessments and science teaching, and personal stories from many PhDs who have already branched out.
Here, 2 newly added links worth highlighting:
1. dougsguides. Doug is a biology PhD, entrepreneur, business exec and Haas School of Business lecturer who created this site to help students transition to the business world. His site includes ebooks, self assessments, online guides, and tips on tricky subjects like handling coworker conflict and negotiating your first salary. As someone with very little business background, I found the business basics tutorials especially helpful. Much of the content, including an ebook on finding your first job, is free; other ebooks are available at a reasonable price.
2. What Are All the PhDs. A brand new Tumblr run by a biochemistry PhD and university administrator, this site focuses on telling the personal career stories of PhDs. You’ll find profiles of a children’s book author, a director of the rare book collections at Standford’s Medical Center, Doug (of the aforementioned Doug’s Guides), and more.
Know of a great website that you’d like to see on the Links page? Email me: Liza (at) branchingpoints (dot) com