BRAINS Symposium

Broadening Representation of Academic Investigators in NeuroScience
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The BRAINS logo, based on the two halves of a brain, one half is orange and the other half is blue with arrows point in all directions to represent diversity BRAINS acronym

Continuous Career Invention
(formerly Invent Your Career)

Description of Invent Your Career component of the BRAINS program)

Following the BRAINS symposium, a subgroup of participants will continue with a rigorous career consultation process known as the Continuous Career Invention program. The program includes three innovation and incubation meetings, each spaced six months apart, during which participants engage in self reflection, problem solving, and goal setting with a team of supportive and successful professionals. At its foundation, the program acknowledges that one must actively create his or her own career path, as opposed to copying someone else's or blindly following external structures and expectations, in order to truly enjoy his or her journey. Please access a PDF version of the application here.

Typical benefits of Continuous Career Invention include the following:

  • A better career plan of clearly defined priorities and specific action steps
  • A sustained commitment to career priorities
  • Transformation of anxiety into creative energy
  • A clearer distinction between the important and the urgent in one's career
  • Increased focus through rearranging what one already knows in more useful ways
  • Better calibration of career progress with realistic objectives
  • A greater sense of fun and enjoyment in one's career

Last updated January 7, 2014

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