MIND - Making Informed Career Decisions

Career exploration can be a mysterious and sometimes isolating process. The mission of the MIND program is to provide structure, community, and guidance for students and postdocs exploring the broad range of career options in the biomedical workforce.

MIND is designed with the busy schedules of students and postdocs in mind. Our structured six-month program helps trainees maximize their learning about career(s) of interest, while minimizing the time spent away from research responsibilities.


    Apply to Join the Next Cohort

    The next MIND cohort will participate in the Catalytic Course in late Spring 2021 (starting mid-May), and Peer Teams in Summer/Fall 2021. We will begin accepting applicants for the 2021 cohort on a rolling basis in late April 2021. Please note that the 2021 MIND program will be conducted virtually. Course materials will be distributed online, and interactive sessions will be held on Zoom.

    We invite you to read about the program and how to apply. We welcome any questions or expressions of interest at [email protected] 

    View 2020 info session slides 

    Learn how to apply


      The MIND program was previously funded by an NIH Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) award. "The Fantasy, The Ideal, and The Reality of Career Exploration" was originally developed and presented as an interactive chalktalk by Bill Lindstaedt, Liz Silva, and Gabriela Monsalve for MIND Catalytic Course participants.​

      Upcoming Events

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      Alumni Career Paths in Science Communication

      Date: April 21, 2021
      Time: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.