This course aims to help first year graduate students in the MCB graduate program jump start their graduate career. First year graduate students will identify and practice skills associated with a productive, engaging and timely PhD. Major topics include: a) learning how to navigate graduate school and become successful as a graduate student; b) increasing effectiveness in reading the literature and presenting papers to a broad scientific audience; and c) learning how to assemble and effectively deploy a mentorship team to productively advance the career of choice. First year MCB students must engage in discussions about graduate school challenges, scientific discovery and discourse, and career development.
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