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 the CPD will be invaluable as you navigate through the varied options available to you as an emerging scientific professional.
UR Resources and Presentations
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.
The School of Medicine and Dentistry has an institutional membership with Bio Careers. Bio Careers provides an in-depth look at various career paths in the sciences, maintains a jobs board and offers many resources to help you with your job search.
UR SMD students, postdocs and alumni may register for a lifetime membership for free
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.
GETTING there: Volume 2
By Luis A. Martinez
The It Girl Rules: Get Hired and Stay Hired - Tips on Navigating Your Corporate Career
By UR Alum, Tamika Nurse '02S (MBA)
Recent Seminars and Workshops
What I Can Be with My PhD
By Alison Billroth-MacLurg, 6th year SMD graduate student
Career Development for Smart Graduate Students: Small Changes Now Can Result in
Vastly Differing Outcomes and Presentation Slides (login required)
By Donald Asher, MHROD, MA, Asher Associates
Job Search Strategy (login required)
By Lauren Celano, Propel Careers
Career Development Toolkit for Researchers
An interactive guide to help you formulate an ongoing career strategy
From Inside Higher Education, advice column by graduate career advisors
The Postdoc Experience: High Expectations, Grounded in Reality
From Science Careers, by Kendall Powell
Reset Your Brain
From Naturejobs, by Christopher Taylor
Yes, you can attend that career event, says the U.S. government
From Science Careers, by Rachel Bernstein
Webinars from the NIH
Getting the Most out of a Job Fair
Planning for Career Satisfaction and Success: Defining the Process
America's Career InfoNet
Offers wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, and state-by-state labor market conditions.
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.
Science Careers Forum
Search and subscribe to specific topics of interest, or create a post to begin a new discussion related to career development in the STEM fields.
Science Careers Magazine
Articles on a wide range of science-related career paths.
Preparing scientists for professional careers.
Vitae from the Chronicle of Higher Education
Get news and advice from CHE's online career hub.