Katherine Mirica, Ph.D.
MIT Department Of Chemistry
Isaiah Hankel’s seminar “Of Science and Strategy: Setting Goals for Research and Life” was a career-focused seminar that every Ph.D. student and postdoc in science should attend. The seminar was extremely engaging, insightful, and thoughtful. It completely transformed my way of thinking about my scientific career. Everything Isaiah said was packed full of strategic, relevant, and highly actionable advice. I was able to immediately start implementing what I learned to further my career. Isaiah’s advice, however, was not based on quick-fixes or band-aid style self-help. Instead, his advice was closely connected to finding one’s purpose, and taking genuine, scientific, and proactive steps to pursue it. I found Isaiah’s talk extremely refreshing and inspiring, and have been following his blog ever since. Isaiah’s seminars and articles should really be an integral part of all scientific training, just like general chemistry or introductory physics! Read More