Intelligent.com – From online bootcamps to certificate programs and navigating financial aid, this site has a LOT of useful information for you to consider in identifying and planning your next step. Here is how they describe themselves: “We’re helping students in their pre-college journey by ranking colleges and programs across the country using aggregated publicly available data. We’re building guides to help students succeed in the classroom by bringing together the latest research with tips and techniques championed by today’s leading experts.We’re arming you with resources to successfully transition from college to the workforce by building databases of internship opportunities and compiling example resumes.”
“The New Job Search: Expanding Your Career Opportunities in the Ph.D. Job Market” by Julia McAnallen: TheNewJobSearch-23oct2013
Plantae – “Plantae is a robust digital ecosystem where connections, content, tools and services help researchers, students, industry professionals and educators thrive.”
Outreach Training Needed – Science editorial by Alan I. Leshner calling for programs designed to train graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in public communication.
Types of Higher Education Institutions in the United States by the Carnegie Foundation
“Postdocs, What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?” Article in Cell (Feb 2017) containing letters from various postdocs with specific advice they would give themselves as a beginning postdoc.
Duke Postdoc Services, YouTube channel: provides many resources, including how to write for specific fellowships.
Postdoctoral/Clinical Fellows: from the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education
The National Postdoctoral Association is a “member-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars.”
Resources for the Development of Early-Career Scientists. Beginning scientists face a variety of challenges in launching their careers. These publications can help new investigators “make the right moves” and assist those who take on the important task of providing early-career researchers with scientific management training.
The Research Whisperer is dedicated to the topic of doing research in academia. We talk about finding funding, research culture, and building academic track-records. This blog is managed by Jonathan O’Donnell (@jod999) and Tseen Khoo (@tseenster).
Occupational Outlook Handbook: A guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.’
Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning: The CIRTL mission is to enhance excellence in undergraduate education through the development of a national faculty committed to implementing and advancing effective teaching practices for diverse learners as part of successful and varied professional careers.
Versatile PhD: Helping graduate students and PhDs envision, prepare for, and excel in non-academic careers since 1999
Branching points was a collection of resources designed to give science graduate students ideas for nonacademic careers. Unfortunately, the website seems to no longer exist. However, here are a few of the links I found useful (and saved!) from that site before it disappeared:
- My Individual Development Plan Science Career’s excellent personalized career planning toolkit
- Biocareers career resources and job postings for life science grad students
- Careers in Science and Engineering a student planning guide to grad school and beyond
- Benchfly science career development resources, from grad school to infinity and beyond
- Dougsguides a biology PhD and business exec writes this site to help students transition to the real world, particularly business
The Professor Is In
I am here to help. I am Karen L. Kelsky, Ph.D.. I spent 15 years as an R1 tenured professor, department head, and university advisor, and I tell you the truth. The truth about grad school, the job market, and tenure. To the best of my ability.
I also tell you the truth about your applications and your record. If they are bad, I will tell you. And then we will get a plan to improve them.
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