Expand Your Education
The goal of myCHOICE Education programming is to help you develop specialized skills and knowledge through mini-courses and workshops. Designed and adapted for doctoral and post-doctoral trainees in fields relevant to the biological sciences, these offerings will focus on the areas highlighted above. Ranging from five to fifteen hours in length, mini-courses will generally be held in the evenings or spanning consecutive weekends to minimize the disruption for myCHOICE Trainees’ research activities.
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Requirements and Expectations of Education Participants
- You must be a myCHOICE Trainee in order to enroll in mini-courses. Become a myCHOICE Trainee by completing the Trainee Application.
- Mini-courses are open to all postdocs and to graduate students who have proposed their theses (or have explicit permission from their Dean of Students).
- By enrolling in a mini-course, the Trainee is committing to attending ALL sessions of that course.
- By enrolling in a mini-course, the Trainee agrees to promptly complete surveys related to the course and to participate in NIH-administered tracking of myCHOICE Trainees.
- If you attend all sessions of a mini-course, you are eligible to request a Certificate of Completion.
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Previous E2 Mini-Courses
- Alan Alda Communicating Science Workshop
- Beyond The Bench: The Business of Running a Lab
- Biomedical Science and Policy
- Business of Life Science — Financing Innovation
- Effective Writing in the Biological Sciences
- Elements of Successful Teaching in the Sciences
- Entering Mentoring
- Introduction to Analytics
- Introduction to Effective Teaching in STEM
- Introduction to Emerging Technologies
- Language and Concepts of Business
- Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD)
- Networking for Nerds
- Scientific Teaching Workshop
- SciPhD: Preparing for Professional Careers
- Strategies and Processes of Negotiation
Natasha Wadlington, PhD ‘13, Postdoc Alum
Because of your program I got hired by Museum of Science and Industry after the Alan Alda communications workshop, the writing internship landed me a part time job, and the Story Circles communications workshop landed me a second part time job. My career is in transition but the skills that I picked up from myCHOICE is actually getting me a step closer to my ideal science communication and outreach job.