Preparing Science Grad Students for a Career Away from the Bench

Office of Technology Development

By: Sara Love, associate director for business development in the Office of Technology Development

What happens when you receive the degree you’ve worked so hard to achieve but realize you do not want to spend your career teaching or working in a lab?  There are a lot of great career options for individuals with post-graduate degrees in the sciences working with industry.

As a student, you are in a great position to explore various career paths. You have flexibility, access to a wide variety of resources, and you are surrounded by extremely talented individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The best way to understand what you like and what you don’t is to experience it! Get out there and expose yourself to a variety of career paths.