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Eric Vaughn

Career Planning

It's never too soon to start planning for your dream job. Whether you want to be a professor, a forensic toxicologist, a medical science liaison, or if you are still uncertain of your options, planning is your key to an impactful, fulfilling and prosperous career. The many resources of myHub Professional Development will be invaluable as you navigate through the varied options available to you as an emerging scientific professional.

URBEST Program

The URBEST program seeks to better prepare graduate students and postdoctoral trainees for careers outside of academia. To do this, it funds instruction in leadership and professionalism, provides training pathways in industry, manufacturing and entrepreneurship; regulatory affairs, compliance and review; and science and technology policy - and creates new opportunities for experiential learning through internships and externships.

For an overview of the program, please visit Overview of Program.

Individual Support

Services that Eric provides are available to all SMD PhD and MS graduate students, postbac and summer scholars, and postdoctoral appointees. Make an appointment with Eric by completing the myHub Service Request Form. Eric is located in MRB G-9627 and can be reached at (585) 273-1629. 
To make an appointment please complete the myHub Service Request Form.

Services offered (Including, but not limited to):

  • Meet and greet to learn more about services available
  • Career Exploration
  • Cover Letter Writing
  • CV & Resume Services
  • Individual Development Plan
  • Informational Interviews
  • Interviewing
  • Job Search Strategies including academia, industry, postdoc, etc.
  • LinkedIn Profile Development
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Networking Strategy
  • Professional Email/Communication Basics

myHub Resources and Events

Books from the myHub Lending Library

Check out books from the myHub Lending Library. To check something out, visit our office in G-9556 or email us with your request.

Upcoming Events

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Career Story with Drs Cindy Duke & Kathy Santos

December 10 @ 10:00 AM

School of Medicine and Dentistry K-207 Auditorium (2-6408)

“SMD Graduate Lab Mates, Scientists, Researchers, & Friends – Sharing our career experiences and value of maintaining research relationships” Drs Cindy Duke and Kathy Santos will share their post-gra...

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Coffee and Careers Hour

January 18 @ 10:00 AM

School of Medicine and Dentistry CEL Classroom, 2-7520

Program sponsored by myHub, Graduate Student Society (GSS), and Postdoc Association (PDA) Informal setting over coffee to discuss career and professional development needs of SMD trainees. Participan...

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Job Search Strategies for Graduate Students & Postdocs

January 19 @ 12:00 PM

School of Medicine and Dentistry TBD

Where are the jobs? How do I set myself apart from other candidates? How do I manage the job search? The workshop will examine the various ways of locating employment opportunities, managing the job s...

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Online Resources


Carpe Careers
From Inside Higher Education, advice column by graduate career advisors

Webinars from the NIH

Women Leaders in Academic Research: Re-Thinking Mentoring: Perspectives from a Biomedical Engineer
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Jenna Mueller, PhD, Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland

Checkout the NIH Videocast Website for more information on future and past presentations.


Elsevier Publishing Campus College of Career Planning
Tips to get you ready to take the next step

From PhD to Life
Features resources and a Q&A series on transitioning from being a PhD student to finding fulfilling work.

Nature Careers
Connecting leading candidates to  science jobs
Preparing scientists for professional careers.