How Can I Help My Trainees?

You do not have to delve deeply into your student’s professional needs and interests. However, allowing students to try new things is a way of showing support for such needs and interests. This support will go a long way, and will be helpful to both of you, if you can discuss how you see the student’s professional and academic goals integrating and aligning with those of the lab. Finally, there are a lot of resources on campus, including BioSci Careers, to which you can refer your trainees.

If you would like to discuss these resources or approaches to discussing ideas with your trainees, please feel free to contact, Stephanie K. Eberle, seberle@stanford.edu

What are my trainees’ career options?

We believe Stanford University Biosciences trainees can do anything they want to do as long as they are able to communicate a fit with their future employer’s desired skills, interests, and values. However, the primary sectors in which our alumni work are:

  • Academia and Education
  • Biotechnology Business and Finance
  • Biotechnology and Government Research
  • Communications and Media
  • Consulting
  • Data Science Research
  • Healthcare
  • Law
  • Nonprofit
  • Policy

 

For more information about these opportunities, see What can I do with my degree?

How does BioSci Careers Help Graduate Students?

Counseling and Coaching: we assist students define their interests, skills, and values in order to apply these to both their academic training and beyond.

In addition to applying traditional counseling and coaching methods, this is achieved through:

  • career interests assessments
  • job application review
  • interview practice
  • professional presentation/job talk practice
  • negotiation strategy development
  • setting academic and career goals
  • networking strategy for academic conferences and organizational events
  • finding postdoctoral and other professional opportunities
  • anxiety and other wellness concerns effecting student academic and/or career success

 

Curriculum: we help students learn about career options within the academic sector as well as those within other research sectors, and those in communications and business. Our classes, events, and workshops also provide them with opportunities to learn and practice new professional skills, such as: networking, social media strategy, project management, conflict management, etc., all of which will help them succeed in their academic training and beyond.

Curriculum offerings include:

  • Development programs help define and build academic and professional skills, interests, and values. E.g. – Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO) coursework, MBTI/StrengthsQuest assessment, IDP preparation, networking, and social media
  • Awareness panels and events help you identify your career-of-choice options. E.g. – Academia/Education, Biotech Research, Finance, Communications, Consulting, Healthcare, Law, Nonprofit, and Policy. This also includes our annual Biomedical and Bioscience Industry Expo
  • Prep & Practice coursework allows you to refine and experience various careers of choice. E.g. – Biotech Business and Finance, Biotech and Government Research,  Communications and Media, Consulting, Law, and Policy
  • Transitions workshops and immersion clinics help you prepare for your career of choice. E.g. – Academic Application and Academic Interview clinics, Career Expo Preparation, Consulting clinic, Internships, Interviewing, Job search, Negotiation, and Resumes/CVs and cover letters

 

Connections: one of the best ways to advance science, whether our students are in training or moving into their career of choice, is through their connections with other researchers and scientists. BioSci Careers helps our students make these connections.

Connections opportunities include:

  • Biomedical & Bioscience Industry Expo (BBIE): more than just a career fair, the event allows students to develop relationships with a core group of companies and professionals from various sectors. BBIE is also a formal channel for learning about job opportunities and company culture, it showcases current research and trends, and it stimulates the exchange of scientific ideas and dialogue between employers and Stanford trainees, alumni, and faculty.
  • Industry Insights: showcases employers from a variety of sectors and industries. Industry Insights provides opportunities for students to meet a wide range of employers who will share insights into their technologies and professional opportunities.
  • Industry Onsites: One of the best ways to understand the culture and technologies of an organization is to experience them firsthand. We work with employers and alumni to enable students to visit organizations so that they may directly experience organizational culture. While there, they will learn about hiring practices and connect with members of the organization’s team.

 

In addition: BioSci Careers works with student groups and organizations to help them develop their own opportunities. To learn more: Trainee Leadership. Further, we proudly worked with faculty and students to develop a nationally-recognized IDP program to support their mentoring relationships.

If you would like to discuss these resources or approaches to discussing ideas with your students and opportunities, please feel free to contact, Stephanie K. Eberle, seberle@stanford.edu

How does BioSci Careers Help Postdocs?

Postdoctoral Trainees

Counseling and Coaching: we assist trainees define their interests, skills, and values in order to apply these to both their academic training and beyond.

In addition to applying traditional counseling and coaching methods, this is achieved through:

  • career interests assessments
  • job application review
  • interview practice
  • professional presentation/job talk practice
  • negotiation strategy development
  • setting academic and careers goals
  • finding job opportunities
  • networking strategy for academic conferences and organizational events
  • anxiety and other wellness concerns effecting trainee academic and/or career success

 

Curriculum: we help trainees learn about career options within the academic sector as well as those within other research sectors, and those in communications and business. Our classes, events, and workshops also provide them with opportunities to learn and practice new professional skills, such as: networking, social media strategy, project management, conflict management, etc., all of which will help them succeed in their academic training and beyond.

Curriculum offerings include:

  • Development programs help define and build academic and professional skills, interests, and values. E.g. – MBTI/StrengthsQuest assessment, IDP preparation, networking, and social media
  • Awareness panels and events help you identify your career-of-choice options. E.g. – Academia/Education, Biotech Research, Finance, Communications, Consulting, Healthcare, Law, Policy and Biomedical and Bioscience Industry Expo
  • Prep & Practice coursework allows you to refine and experience various careers of choice. E.g. – Biotech Business and Finance, Biotech and Government Research, Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO), Communications and Media, Consulting, Law, and Policy
  • Transitions workshops and immersion clinics help you prepare for your career of choice. E.g. – Academic Application and Academic Interview clinics, Career Expo Preparation, Consulting clinic, Internships, Interviewing, Job search, Negotiation, and Resumes/CVs and cover letters

 

Connections: one of the best ways to advance science, whether our postdocs are in training or moving into their career of choice, is through their connections with other researchers and scientists. BioSci Careers helps our trainees make these connections.

Connections opportunities include:

  • Biomedical & Bioscience Industry Expo (BBIE): more than just a career fair, the event allows trainees develop relationships with a core group of companies and professionals from various sectors. BBIE is also a formal channel for learning about job opportunities and company culture, it showcases current research and trends, and it stimulates the exchange of scientific ideas and dialogue between employers and Stanford trainees, alumni, and faculty.
  • Industry Insights: showcases employers from a variety of sectors and industries. Industry Insights provides opportunities for students to meet a wide range of employers who will share insights into their technologies and professional opportunities.
  • Industry Onsites: One of the best ways to understand the culture and technologies of an organization is to experience them firsthand. We work with employers and alumni to enable students to visit organizations so that they may directly experience organizational culture. While there, they will learn about hiring practices and connect with members of the organization’s team.

 

In addition: BioSci Careers works with trainee groups and organizations to help them develop their own opportunities. To learn more: Trainee Leadership

If you would like to discuss these resources or approaches to discussing ideas about working together to help your trainees, please feel free to contact, Stephanie K. Eberle, seberle@stanford.edu

How does BioSci Careers Help Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows?

Medical Students

Counseling and Coaching: we assist students, residents and fellows define their interests, skills, and values in order to apply these to both their medical training and beyond.

In addition to applying traditional counseling and coaching methods, this is achieved through:

  • career interests assessments
  • defining preferred specializations
  • residency and job application review
  • residency and job interview practice
  • professional presentation/job talk practice
  • negotiation strategy development
  • setting academic and careers goals
  • finding job opportunities
  • networking strategy for academic conferences and organizational events
  • anxiety and other wellness concerns effecting student academic and/or career success

 

Curriculum: we help students, residents and fellows learn about career options within medicine and the academic sector as well as those within other research sectors, and those in communications and business. Our classes, events, and workshops also provide them with opportunities to learn and practice new professional skills, such as: networking, social media strategy, project management, conflict management, etc., all of which will help them succeed in their academic training and beyond.

Curriculum offerings include:

  • Development programs help define and build academic and professional skills, interests, and values. E.g. – MBTI/StrengthsQuest assessment, networking, and social media
  • Awareness panels and events help you identify your career-of-choice options. E.g. – Academia/Education, Biotech Research, Finance, Communications, Consulting, Healthcare, Law, Policy and Biomedical and Bioscience Industry Expo
  • Prep & Practice coursework allows you to refine and experience various careers of choice. E.g. – Biotech Business and Finance, Biotech and Government Research, Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO), Communications and Media, Consulting, Law, and Policy
  • Transitions workshops and immersion clinics help you prepare for your career of choice. E.g. – Academic Application and Academic Interview clinics, Career Expo Preparation, Consulting clinic, Internships, Interviewing, Job search, Negotiation, Residency Interview clinic, and Resumes/CVs and cover letters

 

Connections: one of the best ways to advance science, whether our students, residents, and fellows are in training or moving into their career of choice, is through their connections with other researchers and scientists. BioSci Careers helps our students, residents, and fellows make these connections.

Connections opportunities include:

  • Biomedical & Bioscience Industry Expo (BBIE): more than just a career fair, the event allows students, residents, and fellows develop relationships with a core group of hospitals, practices, companies and professionals from various sectors. BBIE is also a formal channel for learning about job opportunities and organizational culture, it showcases current research and trends, and it stimulates the exchange of scientific ideas and dialogue between employers and Stanford trainees, alumni, and faculty.
  • Industry Insights: showcases employers from a variety of sectors and industries. Industry Insights provides opportunities for students, residents, and fellows to meet a wide range of employers who will share insights into their technologies and professional opportunities.
  • Industry Onsites: One of the best ways to understand the culture and technologies of an organization is to experience them firsthand. We work with employers and alumni to enable students to visit organizations so that they may directly experience organizational culture. While there, they will learn about hiring practices and connect with members of the organization’s team.

 

In addition: BioSci Careers works with student groups and organizations to help them develop their own opportunities. To learn more: Trainee Leadership

If you would like to discuss these resources or approaches to discussing ideas about working together to help your students, residents, and fellows, please feel free to contact Stephanie K. Eberle, seberle@stanford.edu


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