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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.


UIC Resources


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

http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/

Free, contains most extensive listings of resources for scientific careers


Versatile PhD, premium content

https://versatilephd.com/

UIC subscribes to this excellent resource for Ph.D.’s thinking about alternative careers


Theresa Christenson-Cabellero

Assistant Director of Graduate Student Outreach and Career Development

tchris1@uic.edu


Career Services – UIC Graduate College

http://grad.uic.edu/career-services-versatile-phd


Other Resources


Science Magazine, Alternative Careers

http://www.sciencemag.org/booklets/career-trends-careers-away-bench


Nature Blog Series on Alternative Careers

 http://blogs.nature.com/naturejobs/2013/05/21/careers-for-scientists-away-from-the-bench/


The Process of Drug Development: e-learning course from Eli Lilly and Co.

https://demo.making-medicines.com/login.aspx

Please ask Dr. Komarova for the sign-in information


American Medical Writers Association, Online Coursework and Certification for Medical Writing

https://www.amwa.org/page/Education


Regulatory Affairs Professional Society, Online Coursework and Certification in Regulatory Affairs

http://www.raps.org/education-training/


American Society of Cell Biology

http://www.ascb.org/work-with-the-ascb/