Non-academic Career Exploration Programs

Missed any of the past non-academic careers programs? Want to sign up for an upcoming workshop? Check out our programs below.

 

January 

Industry Research

Are you interested in a career as a researcher in the biotechnology industry? Check out the series of workshops to help you get started, interview, and negotiate!

This series takes place twice a year, in January at Parnassus and July at Mission Bay. 

Programs in this series:

  • Job hunting in biotech- Wednesday, January 3, 2018 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Networking- Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Resume- Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Interviewing for employment- Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Job talk
  • Negotiation- Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

 

February

Data Science

Considering a career where you could work to make sense out of large amounts of data? In February, these workshops focus on exploring and preparing for a data science career.

  • Data Science: Entry points for students and postdocs- Tuesday, February 6, 2018 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Informational Interviewing- Wednesday, February 7, 2018 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Interviewing for employment- Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

 

March

Consulting

Ready to learn more about becoming a consultant? In March, we'll focus on preparing for consulting positions.

  • Interviewing for employment- Monday, March 26, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Application Materials: Cover Letters, Internship Applications, and Resumes- Tuesday, March 27, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 

April

Business of Science

What opportunities exist in the business of science? In April, find out more about these positions.

 

May

Science Writing and Communication

Considering putting your skills to use in science writing and communication? In May, learn how to position yourself for a variety of careers in this sector.

 

June 

Tech Transfer

Would you like to understand what people mean when they refer to a career in Tech Transfer? In June, learn more about technology transfer careers!

 

July 

Industry Research

Are you interested in a career as a researcher in the biotechnology industry? Check out the series of workshops to help you get started, interview, and negotiate!

This series takes place twice a year, in January at Parnassus and July at Mission Bay.

Programs in this series:

 

August

Career Exploration and Skill Development

What does it mean to explore career options as a graduate student or postdoc? In August, focus on applying your research skills and your analytical thinking to an investment in your future work life.

 

September

Nonprofit and Think Tank

Would you like to know what people mean when they refer to a job at a nonprofit or think tank? In September, learn more about how your research skills can be applied in this sector.

 

October

Science Policy

Why is science policy important and what types of positions exist in this field for PhD students and postdocs? In October, these workshops are all about preparing for a career in science policy.

 

November

Clinical/Regulatory

What are clinical research and regulatory affairs and how can you break into this sector? In November, explore these fields and how to gain experience that will set you up for a move into these types of positions.

  • Personal Branding- Tuesday, November 7, 2017 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Clinical/Regulatory careers: Getting started- Wednesday, November 8, 2017 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Resume- Tuesday, November 28, 2017 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Networking- Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

 

December

Startups

What is it like working at a startup? In December, take a closer look at this type of work.