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“Exploring Career Paths: My Journey from Research to Career Services at the University of Rochester”

“Exploring Career Paths: My Journey from Research to Career Services at the University of Rochester”

By MaKenna Cealie, MS, PhD Candidate in Neuroscience

One of the reasons I chose to attend the University of Rochester for my PhD was the URBEST program. While I thought I wanted to become a PI when I started, I was still interested in exploring other career options.

“Unlocking Career Insights: The Power of Job Shadowing for Aspiring Toxicologists”

“Unlocking Career Insights: The Power of Job Shadowing for Aspiring Toxicologists”

By Ryan Owens, MS, PhD Candidate in Toxicology

Most people tend to associate gaining outside experience solely with internships. However, as a full-time graduate student, committing to an internship limits you to one role, one company, and one perspective. Job shadowing offers more extensive exposure to the job, company, and workflow of the team.

"myHub Career Exploration Experience in Miami, Florida at the University of Miami School of Medicine & Miami Cancer Institute"

"myHub Career Exploration Experience in Miami, Florida at the University of Miami School of Medicine & Miami Cancer Institute"

By Esteban Avendaño-Fernández’; PhD Candidate in Translational Biomedical Science

As an international PhD student, not all grants or awards cover my expenses for school-related or career advancement ventures. By actively participating in activities organized by student-led organizations at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (UR-SMD), I learned more about myHub and the opportunities it constantly creates for all graduate students at UR-SMD programs.

"My experience as a GRC intern"

"My experience as a GRC intern"

By Linh Le,MS; PhD Candidate in the Neuroscience Program

My internship experience with the Genomics Research Center (GRC) directly stemmed from my research interest in the role of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Hence, it is only fair if I give a very brief introduction on the research field, before getting to why I chose this internship. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common age-related dementia, accounting for the progressive cognitive impairment and compromised life quality of millions of people worldwide.

“An accurate diagnosis is the first step to receiving effective treatment.” – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

“An accurate diagnosis is the first step to receiving effective treatment.” – Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

By Kimberly Burgos Villar, MS; PhD Candidate in the Pathology – Cell Biology of Disease Program

Clinical laboratory science is an essential service to anyone who seeks medical care; however, very few people think about what happens behind the scenes after a biological specimen has been collected. Every blood draw, drug test, swab, and biopsy are sent through an intricate network of laboratory procedures to find a long-awaited diagnosis for a patient. Frequently, these tests have life-long effects on patients and their families: early detection of cancer that can now be treated with a much higher success rate, finding out a new diabetes medication is finally able to manage blood sugar levels, and identifying a match for a donor heart that a patient has been waiting for are only a few examples.

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