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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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From Academia to Industry: Shifting your Mindset for a Successful Transition

October 25 @ 1:15 PM

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

Career Story with Kaisha Gonzalez, Ph.D., BM(ASCP)CM Dr. Gonzalez, a Principal Infectious Disease Scientist, working for Scientific Affairs at DiaSorin Molecular, will share her experience and expert...

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Resume Writing Workshop

October 27 @ 11:00 AM

University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry 1-9525 & 1-9535 Combined Northeastern Room

Translating academic experience to non-academic professions In this interactive workshop, graduate students and postdocs will learn how to dissect a job/internship description to align their applicat...

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Career Story with Laura Yunes-Medina, Ph.D.

November 02 @ 12:00 PM

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

Career Story Title: “From scientist to writer to manager: a 10-year journey” Dr. Yunes-Medina will share her journey from leaving academic research and discuss the path she took in industry from writ...

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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.