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01/10/12
Values. Secret lives of scientists
Filed under: Position Searching, Undergraduate majors
Posted by: site admin @ 9:07 am

When we meet with job seekers and people interested in
developing their careers, one of the key messages involves
doing a self assessment so you can choose to work on
something you care for, are good at and will be happy doing.

Figure out what is important to you.  Determine your key
values, interests and how you might pursue them in your
career.

That is factually true.  It gets me to thinking how can I make
this more real.  PBS/Nova has done this nicely.
So this blog post is a break from story telling, incidents
and factoids with recommendations.

I viewed a number of totally engrossing short episodes that I
encourage readers to click on in the Secret Life of Scientists
and Engineers
series.

  Eva Vertes - a cancer researcher and a runner, like me

  Michio Kaku - theory of everything physicist and figure
skater (His books are terrific reading.)

  Katherine Hayhoe - a climate scientist and practicing Christian

  Gavin Smith - a climatologist and juggler

  Molly Woodworth - a neuroscientist and cheerleader (I loved
her mathematical MIT cheer!)

  Rich Robinson - a nanoscientist and a portrait photographer

  Erika Ebbel - a biologist and beauty pageant winner

  Laurie Santos - an experimental psychologist and photographer
and many other engineers and scientists.

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