Career Development Series

Career Development Series

This series picks up where general career development resources at HSPH and Harvard leave off, and provides the necessary focus that is specific to our students in biostatistics, health data science, computational biology and quantitative genetics.  Students and faculty are welcome to contribute ideas via this sheet or by contacting Dr. Erin Lake.

It is that time of year when many students will defend PhD dissertations or SM theses.  One of the greatest ways to support each other’s journey in our department as well as the development of careers in our field, is to attend some of these incredible ‘defense’ presentations that are so thoughtfully given by fellow students and future colleagues.  Each represents the culmination of dedication and hard work, and often reflects the latest emerging work in our field.  We look forward to defense presentations by our own students over the upcoming weeks!


Careers in Academic (and similar) Settings

 Monday, May 17, 2021  |  1:00-2:00pm EST

(Save the date!) Many students are interested in pursuing a career in academia (or similar roles outside of academia).  This panel of guests will share insights and experience into the various paths one might take in positions ranging from tenure-track, research scientist, institute director and more, across academic departments, NIH, and several other research or teaching environments.
Ongoing Career Development Resources 

* HSPH and GSAS international students may visit the Harvard International Office (HIO) for information or to attend HIO office hours. 

* SM and PhD students can access the Office of Career and Professional Development, and visit virtual drop-in hours as well as view upcoming events and HSPH HIO office hours via the OCPD career development canvas site (link included in their newsletter each week).

* PhD students (and for certain events, SM students) can find many resources via the Office of Career Services (OCS) at GSAS.  Follow their events calendar!

* All members of the department may connect to the Department of Biostatistics/Alumnae section of the LinkedIn network.

* Visit the department Slack channels (see earlier emails from department with link) for internship and job opportunities. The Slack channels are updated regularly and serve as a bank of announcements and opportunities that the department receives on an ongoing basis (such announcements are not generally sent out by email).
* All students can find interesting reads and keep up with the field via sources including but not limited to ASA’s publications such as Amstat NewsSTATtrak, and the popular This is Statistics site.

* Students in the department should try to maintain a current CV/resume (depending on your degree program and job application needs), and can find initial help with this by making appointments through the offices noted above.

– If you have suggestions for this seminar series, please contact Dr. Erin Lake.