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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


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

Theresa Christenson-Cabellero

Assistant Director of Graduate Student Outreach and Career Development


Career Services – UIC Graduate College


Other Resources

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