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Books from the CPD Lending Library

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

Careers in Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond
By the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP); Institute of Medicine (IOM); Policy and Global Affairs (PGA); National Academy of Sciences; National Academy of Engineering

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
By Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, and Kelly Tieger

Put Your Science to Work: The Take-Charge Career Guide for Scientists
By Peter S. Fiske, Ph.D.

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2015: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
By Richard N. Bolles

Recent Seminars and Workshops

Career optionsAcademic and Business Careers in Biomedical Research
By Dr. Robert Sutherland '66M (PhD)

Defining Your Career Path (login required)
By Lauren Celano, Propel Careers

Online Resources


Career Paths for Life Scientists
From the Chronicle of Higher Education, by Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong

Career Inventories

Career Beliefs Inventory

Jackson Vocational Interest Survey

Myers-Briggs Type Indicators

Strong Interest Inventory


Using Research Metrics to Develop your Career
From Elsevier and the National Postdoctoral Association, by Lisa Colledge

Exploring Careers
From the NIH


Occupational Outlook Handbook
A nationally recognized source of career information that describes job characteristics, working conditions, training and education requirements, earnings, and expected job prospects.

Database of information on skills, abilities needed, work activities, and interests associated with occupations.

PhD Career Guide
Brings to light the many career options available to PhDs and the information necessary to decide which career path would be most rewarding.

The Postdoc Way
Interactive space for social networking between postdoctoral scholars focused on career development and exploration.