Our Department is dedicated to developing the careers of our students by providing a wide range of skills needed in a rapidly-evolving an increasingly competitive scientific world. While our primary emphasis continues to be in training creative, independent researchers for the future, we have expanded our goals to help prepare students for alternative careers within or outside of academia.
Along with the launch of the new Pharmacology Graduate Student Internship Opportunity, below are selected resources on alternative careers for Ph.D. students.
‘Your Future in Science’ Seminar Series
Third Thursday of the Month, Noon in COMRB 8175
Topics cover different career options as well as professional skills needed for career success
My IDP, Science Careers
Free, contains most extensive listings of resources for scientific careers
Versatile PhD, premium content
UIC subscribes to this excellent resource for Ph.D.’s thinking about alternative careers
Assistant Director of Graduate Student Outreach and Career Development
Career Services – UIC Graduate College
Science Magazine, Alternative Careers
Nature Blog Series on Alternative Careers
The Process of Drug Development: e-learning course from Eli Lilly and Co.
Please ask Dr. Komarova for the sign-in information
American Medical Writers Association, Online Coursework and Certification for Medical Writing
Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, Online Coursework and Certification in Regulatory Affairs
American Society of Cell Biology