Career Paths to Explore

Read about career paths, hear employers and alumni talk about their positions, learn new skills like informational interviewing and reflecting on whether a career path is right for you. From stand alone programs, to peer career exploration groups, we've got some of the most comprehensive career exploration initiatives in the nation!

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What we offer in Career Paths

Every month, we offer programs, feature articles through our listservs and create opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to more thoroughly explore a different career path. Want to learn more? Sign up to our listservs!

Below, you can also click on the link for curated resources about a particular career path. Read about scientists who have made the transition, use the MyIDP tool to assess if your skills, interests and values are a good fit for that career path, and learn about the types of organizations that hire.

Want to discuss your career exploration further? Schedule an appointment with an OCPD career counselor!

Explore a new career path today


Wondering exactly what it means to "explore your career options" as a biomedical sciences student or postdoc? Check out this quick video we created that breaks down your journey!


Upcoming Events


Mastering the Art of Uncomfortability: How to Network

Date: April 3, 2023
Time: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Info Session II: Peer Teams, Spring 2023

Date: April 4, 2023
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Communicating Science to Nonscientists with Jean-luc Doumont

Date: April 14, 2023
Time: 10:30 a.m. - -12:30 p.m.

Evidence-Based Teaching Course (STEP-UP) Opens

Date: June 5, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.