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Calling All Science Based Students/Professionals

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by Kitteh, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Kitteh

    Kitteh IncGamers Site Pal

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    I currently write (so far it has been a very steep learning curve, but has been the point...) articles for a science and science news website , ScienceNutshell.

    Beware the plug!


    I am always looking for people who have a story to tell, a message to get across or a piece of work that they are proud of in any area of science. At this current time I am looking to begin a new series putting different science based jobs into picture frames, I want to delve into what the jobs are, who gets them and why they are important - among other things. I know that I am not the only science based student or professional on this forum (stares at Jcakes and Pharphis, where is BPC?!), and I would love to hear from any of you who feel that your position is one which people would be interested in learning more about.

    I write these articles voluntarily and there is no payment, so I'm afraid there is no pay for your time :p
     
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    zticazzy IncGamers Member

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    I was a neuropsychologist myself, so I'll gladly take a look at your articles every now and then :)
     
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  3. Kitteh

    Kitteh IncGamers Site Pal

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    Sorry, my bad lol. I mean that I am looking for people within scientific areas to 'case study' to highlight different job areas :)
     
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    my bad too, i spelled "neuropsychologist" wrong, lol.
     
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    I'm just a boring grad student, sorry. Nothing special or interesting about my position :p
    Same with BPC
     
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    I have a good and bad news for you. The good news is I'm a physician in the field of internal medicine. The bad news is I'm a physicist so I don't have time for myself not just for writing. But I'll subscribe if you have RSS. :)
     
  7. Kitteh

    Kitteh IncGamers Site Pal

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    That is where you are wrong nerdizzle! Graduate students (especially PhD) are very much of interest :D
     
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    It's soulsuckingggg
     
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    When going into graduate school, or at least considering it, think about what your end goal is. Why do you want a Masters/PHD? What kind of job do you actually want from this? Is that job actually attainable?

    Always remember that the end goal of your education is finding a path for your future, whether it be job or not.

    I'm doing my Masters of Chemistry right now, but my main goal is to teach. I am not a fan of the research side of things, so I'm actually stepping back and reevaluating right now. I believe it to be better to get a Masters of Education that focuses on a higher lever of learning and utilize that degree so that I can teach at a college level. This degree will also give me a bit more leeway in moving around the world, as I plan to move to Australia after getting my degree!
     
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    @BipolarChemist An Australian perspective on chemistry/science teaching. After working as a lab tech in a secondary school recently I came to the realisation that secondary science teaching is a soul destroying experience. To work in vocational education would require you to gain a further education qualification, even if you have a masters of education, and there is sweet bugger all jobs out there. This only leaves the higher ed sector where it is very competitive, VERY under-resourced and you would be doing research anyway. Besides, I'm the TAFE chemistry teacher around here. Don't tread on my turf!!
     
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    I have a bit of a different situation with my planned move, as the program gets me to do a practicum in a college overseas on a scholarship. History has shown the schools that accept students from my school are willing to sponsor for a visa and give work post graduation (and by history I mean, they hire out from every year, especially with science backgrounds in lab instructor spots and general chem).

    But none-the-less, it's about planning what you want to do with a degree. In my case, I'm kinda using the degree/program to get me into a job I want directly. Plus, there are scholarships everywhere. Talk to profs at the school if you wanna travel for a program if it suits you, talk to profs to see what kind of research you could be doing, basically talk to profs about everything!
     
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