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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies
Professional and Career Development Series
Careers Beyond the Bench

September 5, 2014

What Is Careers Beyond the Bench?

Careers Beyond the Bench, a one-day professional development conference, featured accomplished speakers and panelists discussing non-academic career options for graduate students and postdocs. Attendees learned about careers in private industry, federal government and foundations, as well as training strategies and career planning tools. A networking reception followed the sessions, providing the opportunity for attendees to learn more about non-academic career choices in an informal setting.

The full-day event included:

  • More than a dozen highly accomplished speakers and panelists discussing careers for biomedical scientists
  • Lunch roundtable discussions with speakers and panelists
  • Presentation of career training and planning strategies for graduate and postdoctoral fellows
  • Networking reception with speakers and panelists


Speakers included: William J. Martin, PhD; Rob Ring, PhD; Sally Rockey, PhD; David Howland, PhD; Janet Clark, PhD; Philip S. Clifford, PhD; Robert Cobuzzi, PhD; Katja Brose, PhD; David Michelson, MD; John Hemmer, JD; Pier Giorgio Pacifici, PhD.

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