Tag: Grad School

Often lost in thought, or lost in the woods. Sometimes both.

Reza Hosseini Ghomi on Titus Talks

Rejected From Med School 2 Times And Now A Founder, A Physician, And A Family Man – With Reza Hosseini Ghomi

Everyone fears rejection. It stings, it can even hurt, and it’s embarrassing. But is it the end of the world? Today I get to have an awesome conversation with a great friend of mine, Reza Hosseini Ghomi. If you took a snapshot of Reza’s career, you would rightfully think he is wildly successful. He’s been…
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Biotechnology PhD discussion with Joe Buccina

PhD not required, but sometimes it would be nice – with Joe Buccina

People ask me all the time if a biotechnology PhD is required to be successful in the industry. Given I’m only half the conversation, I called a good friend, Joe Buccina, and we had a great conversation about careers in the biotechnology industry, and when and how a PhD benefits you. We also talked about…
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Sara Carioscia on Titus Talks with Alexander Titus

Biotech, grad school, networking, and putting yourself out there

Introducing Titus Talks! I’m excited to officially announce Titus Talks, my new podcast about technology, careers, and life! Though out my conversations, I’m going to be talking to some amazing people about their paths through life because I want to show you there’s no “right way” to go about all of this. My first guest…
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5 myths about networking

Networking quid pro quo, and why everything you know about it is wrong

Networking is the art of building a network of friends and colleagues to enrich your life and theirs. If all you do is take, then you’ll fail.

There's no such thing as failure - just a series of "not-yet" successes

A great mentor once told me that I should stop believing in failure

It’s easy to fall into the habit of feeling like everything we do is a little bit of a failure. Sometimes we want to make a little more money, or run a little bit faster, or sing a little bit better. Every time we try, we’re setting ourselves up for failure, and that’s scary and…
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OKR lessons from first-graders

What First-Graders Can Teach Us About Focus in Business and Life

I’m in the middle of reading “Measure What Matters”, the book that widely popularized the concept of Objectives and Key Results (OKR), by John Doerr. In the book, John explains how a deliberate focus on what you’re doing (objectives) and how you’re doing it (key results) is the key to success. In the middle of reading, I remembered a wonderful gift my sister gave my wife for Christmas the year before she started grad school – it was a “detailed” book of OKR advice on how to do well in school, written by 18 first graders.

Data science and the liberal arts - Alexander Titus

The Case for Data Science as the Modern Liberal Arts

Modern science has again moved toward the benefit of a liberal arts education. It’s why data science is now modern liberal arts. The breadth of expertise required of data scientists is often criticized as the kind of training that simply can’t exist. In reality, however, the liberal arts have provided broad integrated education to young minds around the world, and modern data science is the emergence of a new form of liberal arts careers.

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