As graduate students in the sciences, we know the academic path like the back of our hands. And while some us will undoubtedly follow this career path to the pinnacle of the profession, many of us want to put our PhD to use outside of academics. The Career Development for the Sciences Knowledge Base is an effort to demystify these all career paths. It is written by Brandeis students, for Brandeis students. It is a fully-editable, crowd sourced repository of knowledge where we can share what we know about careers outside of academia.
What careers are available to me? (Pharmaceuticals, science policy, data science, technical consulting, and more!)
How do I research these careers? (Boston area career fairs, internships, Brandeis resources, and more!)
How do I prepare for my first professional position? (Building a resume, interview skills, networking, To Postdoc or Not To Postdoc?, and more!)
Networking, now! ("I'll trade you my Takeda contact for your Biogen recruiter.")
BUT in order for this to work, we need you. If you are (or ever were) a Brandeis graduate student, and you know something about an industry or career skill, we invite you to create a page on the topic. We don't care if you are a first year rotation student or a 10 year alum. We need your knowledge and participation. If you have valuable knowledge or skills, share them!
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