Developed and implemented in 2012 and highlighted in Science Careers 2013, the graduate course in Professional Development provides student with the information, network and skill assessment tools outside the laboratory needed to succeed in the competitive market for academic and nonacademic biomedical careers. Students are given opportunities to strengthen their communication skills, face-to-face networking with expert professionals outside the academic environments, and to discuss their individual career plans.

    • Doctoral Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Lab management
    • Communication and presentation
    • Writing
    • Professional networking
    • Research development
    • Job search
    • Project management and budget management
    • Leadership
    • Technology commercialization
    • Teaching
    • Research ethics
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Courses
    • Workshops
    • Online resources
    External Partners
    • No external partners identified.
    University Collaborations
    • Graduate School
    • Career services/career center


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