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Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management

This book is a resource for postdoctoral and early-career faculty on crucial aspects of directing and managing a research lab. An initiative of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, Making the Right Moves covers diverse topics such as applying for faculty jobs, laboratory leadership, staffing, getting funded, time management, understanding technology transfer and setting up collaborations. This is also an excellent reference for advanced doctoral students interested in improving their research management skills, for both academic and non-academic settings.

Used by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs Scientific Management Series, the entire PDF book as well as individual chapters can be downloaded for free on the HHMI website. A Chinese translation is also available.

Last modified 11/19/2014

Women in STEM

On-campus resources that support women in STEM. The Women's Community Center (WCC) supports Women in STEM student groups and aims to provide relevant programming and resource materials. These include the She does STEM panel at New Student Orientation and the WCC Women in STEM symposium. Check back for updates on events and resources.

Last modified 08/14/2014

Go Global

Use Stanford's Go Global portal to connect with international research and learning opportunities, such as events, courses, profiles, and news. From the Office of International Affairs. 

Last modified 03/02/2015

Power & Influence (Voice & Influence Series)

Body language speaks louder than words. In this video Stanford Business School Professor Deborah Gruenfeld discusses the body language of authority and how fluently adapting your body language to match different situations can be a source of power and influence. Your body language influences both your personal psychology and how others perceive you. Included is a downloadable discussion guide focused on practicing your body language skills.

Last modified 08/18/2014

Failure, Resilience and Good Advising

This article from the Teaching Commons discusses the kinds of failures that students may face, and how good advising techniques can help them develop coping skills and build resilience. Especially useful for TAs, instructors, and mentors. Includes links to related resources. 

Last modified 08/20/2014

Interviewing 101: Pre-Interrogation Tips for Success in Your Next Job or Scholarship Interview

This two-page reference features concrete advice to help you ace your next interview. Designed for all levels, it is divided into three sections: Before, during and after the Interview.  Here you'll find tips you'd expect (like always practice and first impressions matter) and  some you may not (such as preparing for the questions that scare you the most, and the STAR principle for relaying anecdotes).

Last modified 08/06/2014


CourseWork is Stanford's basic course management system, housing class pages that include syllabi, discussion boards, assignment submission, and more. Graduate students become familiar with this tool primarily through the courses they take, but TAs and instructors can easily create sites for the classes they teach as well. 

Last modified 08/27/2014

Preparing for Your Teaching Career

Use this compilation of introductory guides from the CTL to learn how to present your teaching experience to employers. Includes tips on documenting your progress, preparing a teaching statement, and assembling a portfolio that highlights your successes. 

Last modified 08/11/2014

Successful Proposal Writing

From DoResearch at Stanford, this set of materials offers a general introduction to grant-writing that can help you begin to build the skills you'll need to write a successful proposal. This is meant to be an overview: be sure to seek more comprehensive guidance as well. Especially relevant to students in the sciences.   

Last modified 09/03/2015

Choosing a Research Topic

This article from the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses, and offers advice on, how to choose a dissertation topic that is compelling, manageable, and worthwhile. Written for scientists, but the information is applicable to other fields. Also available via the Tomorrow's Professor Mailing List.

Last modified 09/15/2014