As graduate students or postdoctoral researchers, we are taught to focus
on learning the research that is most closely related to our project so
that we can find the edge of what is known and expand the boundary. This
is, of course, necessary to complete our research project. However, we
often forget to seek out opportunities to develop skills and experience in
other areas of our work that are transferrable to a wider set of projects.
I will discuss some of these opportunities and specific dispositions that