Insider perspectives: Preparing for graduate school and beyond
Organized by the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee and ASBMB Student Chapters Committee
An undergraduate degree in a life science discipline opens up a world of different career paths, and it can be challenging to figure out which path to take. Whether you have just started or are wrapping up your undergraduate education, now is the time to prepare for the next step in your career journey. In this panel discussion, speakers at various stages in their training share their perspectives on their decision-making process to pursue advanced training in life sciences and how they set themselves up for success in this pursuit. Additional faculty speakers share their insight in helping students prepare for and succeed in advanced training.
Graduate student at Stony Brook University
Graduate student at Alabama A&M University
Candace Jones Carter
Associate professor at Lane College
Associate professor and interim director of graduate studies at Texas A&M University
Undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeley
Director of education, professional development and outreach, ASBMB
Who should watch
- Undergraduates in BMB and related disciplines
- Consider the breadth of research careers open to those with life science training.
- Understand the role and types of advanced degrees needed to pursue various scientific careers.
- Identify skills and experiences that can be leveraged in the pursuit of advanced training in the life sciences.
- Understand the role and value of postbaccalaureate training as a stepping stone in your career path.