Career Pathways

RECOMMENDED TOPICS

  • Careers in academics (research and teaching intensive institutions), government labs, clinical labs, private companies (large and small), etc.
  • Careers in research, product development, writing, law, management, etc.
  • Workplace issues—(discrimination, interpersonal skills, etc.)

RECOMMENDED ACTIVITIES

  • Attend career fairs
  • Attend talks by speakers from different types of scientific careers to discuss career options, job expectations and the employment outlook in their line of work
  • Attend talks by speakers from private professional employment services
  • Network with fellow students, postdocs and other professionals.
  • Seek out career services provided by professional societies

RESOURCES

Non-traditional careers web seminar sponsored by AAAS:
AAAS Seminar "Nontraditional Careers: Opportunities Away From the Bench"

Pdf file from Science Careers containing essays from participants in non-traditional careers away from the bench.
http://images.sciencecareers.org/images/away_from_the_bench.pdf

Science Careers webinar series in which four participants discuss their non-traditional careers away from the bench
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/tools_tips/multimedia/webinars/nontraditional_careers

Best practices report from the NIH on maintaining women in the science pipeline
http://womeninscience.nih.gov/bestpractices/docs/BestPracticesReport.pdf

Podcasts from renowned scientists discussing their opinions about becoming a scientist
http://www.hhmi.org/becoming/

Information for graduate mentors about faculty responsibilities at different kinds of institutions prepared by the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program
http://www.aacu.org/pff/pffpublications/what_colleges_want/index.cfm

"Career Options for Microbiology Majors," University of Texas Career Services
http://cns.utexas.edu/career_services/students/files/microbiology.pdf

ASM Career Connections
http://www.asmcareerconnections.org/c/agents/index.cfm?site_id=756