Career

Breaking into a new field can seem daunting, especially since academic training rarely prepares trainees for anything beyond the tenure track.

Looking to explore a particular specialty or career path? Interested in learning about how other professionals have positioned themselves for nontraditional opportunities in your field?

Mentoring is a vital part of the learning process as well as crucial to career development in various professions.

Here’s a common negotiation situation: you have a job offer from Organization #1, who is waiting to hear your response, but you’re still waiting to hear back from Organization #2. Here are the four questions that students and postdocs ask:

“My friend told me that I should think about a career in medical writing because there are lots of jobs, and they need PhD’s, and I like to write.   But—my friend also said writers tend to be freelancers, and I need a regular paycheck since I have

As a Ph.D. career advisor, I am often asked, “What can I do right now, today, to transition into a non-academic career or find a job?” My answer is to start small—write down a list of careers you’re interested in and a list of people you know are in those careers, then start making connections.

Academics sometimes joke that their training resembles the Ponzi pyramid scheme.  This joke may ring too close to truth for many postdoctoral fellows and graduate students.

UCSF’s Graduate Programs are renowned for producing outstanding scientists, armed with rigorous research training and ready to address the most pressing scientific problems of our time.

Undergraduate science education has been undergoing a significant pedagogical shift in the last few decades.

Going home over the holidays can feel stressful when you aren’t certain about your career path or job prospects.  There are two reasons your career plans or progress can cause holiday stress, and they are both skill-based.