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.
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.
Another Science magazine resource with articles on a variety of different science career paths and current science career trends
CaDeTs Career Development Training Series
To foster opportunities for PhD Students and Research Trainees to develop skills for success throughout their PhDs and future careers.
Friday, September 6th 2019
Being Proactive in your Career: How to Communicate Effectively
Barbara Wilson, PhD, Dean of College of Nursing
Ofer Rog, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology
Minna Roh-Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Friday, October 4th 2019
Finances in the Scientific World: How to Find Funding & Plan Spending at Any Stage
Brent Brown, Director, Office of Sponsored Projects
Bryan Webster, Associate Director, Dept. of Pathology
Kristen Kwan, Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Genetics
Friday, October 25th 2019
Advocating for Science & Reaching a Broader Audience
Amy J. Hawkins, PhD, Instructor, Department of Biochemistry
Court Strong, PhD, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences
Friday, November 15th 2019
Strategic Planning & Goal Setting for your PhD & Beyond
Kyla Ost, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Pathology
Allison Weis, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Pathology
Matt Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemsitry
Thank you to all our Speakers and Guests!
Series Organized by the CaDeTs Student Committee
Annual Career Day
Friday, October 18, 2019
Career Workshops with Nancy Houfek
Strategic Persuasion: Achieving Success in Meetings & Negotiations
The Performing Art of Science Presentation
12:30 - 2:00 pM
Donald E. Ayer, PhD
Professor, University of Utah
Department of Oncological Sciences
Adam Douglass, PhD
Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Tolero Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Clinical Variant Scientist Supervisor
Wesley I. Sundquist, PhD
Distinguished Professor, University of Utah
Department of Biochemistry, Co-Chair
Grace Hsu, ALM, MS, CMI
Board Certified Medical Illustrator
Scientific Animator in the Animation Lab
Shraddha Nayak, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Animation Lab
Jeff Robison, MD
Director Global, Rural & Underserved Child Program
Assistant Professor Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine
Division of Pediatrics Emergency Medicine
Government & policy
Representative Elizabeth Weight
Utah House of Representatives
Society for Neuroscience Early Career Policy Ambassador
Previous Career Days
Career Resource Library
The Program Office has a collection of Career Resource books available to check out. Email email@example.com to check for availabilty.
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.