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New Student Group Meets: Women in Earth and Mineral Sciences (WEMS)

The newly formed undergraduate EMS student group held a faculty panel discussion on October 29. Victoria Sanchez, Yvette Richardson, Melissa Gervais, Kate Freeman and I were asked to provide “a piece of advice on being a woman in science.” We learned … Continue reading

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Professional Etiquette: Emails

  The best and most comprehensive advice on emailing comes from David Shipley and Will Schwalbe’s book, Send (Penguin Random House: New York, 2010). I took extensive notes while reading this helpful book. I’m posting my notes here, but I encourage … Continue reading

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The path to precision

How do I make my writing more precise? Sometimes it’s the finer details that bring all the flourish both in plants and in your writing. This week, I was called by a supervising engineer in the workplace who asked me … Continue reading

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Thanks for the Memories: References and Acknowledgments

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Resumania is BACK…tonight

Time to JUMP IN to Career Fair Week. EMS Undergrads, come to RESUMANIA tonight in 22 Deike from 6 to 7 p.m. Find out what recruiters are looking for and learn best practices for your resume. The graduate writing tutors … Continue reading

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Sixth Annual EMS Undergraduate Poster Exhibition Announced

It’s here! Another opportunity to win cold cash. Plus you’ll gain important skills for your future academic and professional careers. You can enter even if you’re not conducting research in a lab. Experiential learning, creative activity, and educational experience relevant … Continue reading

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Diversity: Why Should I Care?

Employers and graduate schools are seeking individuals who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity during their college years. The global market, demographics, and technology are powerful trends that have made diversity an important workplace issue. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion … Continue reading

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Developing Diversity-Focused Career Assets

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CAUSE 2016 Story Live on PSU NEWS

On the hunt for information about wetlands, retreating glaciers, and climate change

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Research Opportunity Please: How to Email a Professor

This week Isabelle Gordon, or Izzy, as we know her in the Ryan Family Student Center, asked me on behalf of the Material Advantage club if I would blog about how to email a professor when inquiring about a research … Continue reading

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