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Career Resources

 

University of Utah Career Services provides many resources for the job search and career planning.  Check out their online resources, including free access to CareerShift, an online service helping you find networking opportunities.

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Science magazine’s “Individual Development Plan” is a free service aimed at helping scientists in career planning. Questionnaires about your skills, interests, and values will match you to careers options and provide links and resources for each career.

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Another Science magazine resource with articles on a variety of different science career paths and current science career trends.

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Career Development Training Series (CaDeTs)

 

 

 

OUR GOAL:

TO FOSTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR PHD STUDENTS AND RESEARCH TRAINEES TO DEVELOP SKILLS FOR SUCCESS THROUGHOUT THEIR PHDS AND FUTURE CAREERS

CaDeTs

 

2022-23 CaDeTS

Are you an international student trying to adjust to life in Utah? Grappling with navigating research in a new culture? Are you someone who is looking for ways to better support your international colleagues? Join us at the first CaDeTS talk of the year, where we have gathered a panel of international graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and PIs to discuss their experiences and helpful resources.

Speakers:

    Dr. Julia Brasch (PI, Biochemistry)

    Dr. Marta Szulik (Postdoctoral Fellow, Franklin Lab, Cardiovascular Medicine)

    Supraja Ranganathan (Graduate Student, Bass Lab, Biochemistry)

Are you unsure of what you want to graduate? Are you curious about career paths other than academia? Join our panel of professionals who have taken up careers in a variety of non-academic settings, including industry, government, and science writing! Bring your questions and take this opportunity to hear a direct compare-and-contrast of different types of science-related jobs to figure out which might be right for you.

Panelists:

Lisa K. Peterson, Ph.D., D(ABMLI)
Associate Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine
Medical Director, Immunology
ARUP Laboratories
 
Srishti Kotiyal, Ph.D
Incoming- Healthcare Investment Banking | Previous: Venture Capital, Asset Management
 
Amanda Smith, PhD, MPH
Health Scientist CDC

Looking for a change of pace but not sure who to talk to, or how to talk to them? Join us for our next CaDeTS where we will be focusing on getting that resume up to speed and working on talking to people to grow that network. This session is focused on outside academia careers, with a workshop from graduate coach Dan Moseson.

Presenter:

Dan Moseson, PhD.  Graduate Career Coach, University of Utah Career & Professional Development Center

Dan Moseson completed a PhD in Religion at Syracuse University and has been a Graduate Career Coach at the University of Utah since 2018

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Thank you to all our Speakers and Guests!
Series Organized by the CaDeTS Student Committee

Annual Career Day

 

 

 

 

Learn about the variety of careers open to PhDs and get career advice from leaders in academic, industry, communication, and other fields

Career Day

 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Full Listing of the 2021 Speakers & Schedule

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Keynote Speaker:
Julie Jay, PhD
Director, Foundation Medicine / Roche
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Who's Who &  What do They Do? 
Hitchhiker's Guide to the World of Biotech and Industry
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Biotech Breakout Rooms
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Career Crossroads and Parallel Universes: Alternative Careers in Science.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Alternative Careers Breakout Rooms

 

Career Resource Library

The Program Office has a collection of Career Resource books available to check out.  Email bioscience@genetics.utah.edu to check for availability.

Books about careers in academia:

Bloomfield, Victor A., and Esam E. El-Fakahany. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs. Chicago: U of Chicago, 2008. Print.

Feibelman, Peter J. A Ph. D. Is Not Enough: A Guide to Survival in Science. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1993. Print.

Reis, Richard M. Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering. New York: IEEE, 1997. Print.

Books about non-academia careers:

Kreeger, Karen Young. Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis, 1999. Print.

Robbins-Roth, Cynthia. Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower. San Diego: Academic, 1998. Print.

Sindermann, Carl J., and Thomas K. Sawyer. The Scientist as Consultant: Building New Career Opportunities. New York: Plenum, 1997. Print.

Books about career planning and professional development:

Fiske, Peter S., and Peter S. Fiske. Put Your Science to Work: The Take-charge Career Guide for Scientists. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 2001. Print.

Rosen, Stephen, and Celia Paul. Career Renewal: Tools for Scientists and Technical Professionals. San Diego: Academic, 1998. Print.

 

Last Updated: 11/10/22