Career Center

Curricular Offerings

The CEO Internship Development and Internship Practicum Courses (SOMGEN 227 and SOMGEN 227A)

These courses are offered as part of the CEO Internship Program.
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The Internship Development Course includes tools and exercises to help trainees clarify academic and professional priorities, and empower them to develop and explore hands-on internships that fit their interests, skills and values. (Offered in Summer 2014; in following years, course will be offered in Winter quarter).

Curriculum includes:

- Identifying and planning for career of choice
- Communicating your plans
- Securing an offer and transitioning to the internship

The Internship Practicum course is provided for trainees who pursue internship under the program, and need to remain enrolled in a course for credit per their visa/financial requirements.

Future Faculty Seminar (INDE 231/CTL 231)
This Fall quarter seminar series teaches the broad spectrum of duties and opportunities presented through faculty positions, beyond the research-related aspects normally covered in graduate/post doc training.  Participants in this weekly seminar series will develop an awareness of the resources and skills that lead to faculty job success and obtain answers to pressing field-specific and related faculty job questions through intellectual discussions with representatives of various academic institutions and fellow course participants.

Industry Insights
This monthly series provides an opportunity for trainees to meet leaders from a variety of sectors who will share first-hand perspective and insights into their company’s technologies and professional opportunities.

Making the Most of Your Stanford Post Doctoral Training: A 4-Step Career Development Strategy
While a primary objective of postdoctoral training is to hone your scientific acumen, there is much to learn about yourself, your career options, and strategic career planning while you are here.  Attending this quarterly session introduces participants to a career development model and career center resources necessary to get the most out of your post doctoral training – from start to finish.

Professional Development and Skill Building in Medical and Life Sciences
This quarterly series provides an overview of functions performed by life scientists and clinicians within a variety of professional settings and an opportunity to develop skills and perspectives critical to success in the workplace.

  • Career Transition Planning (INDE 228): This Spring quarter course offers career exploration tools and exercises to help clarify your priorities, and introduces you to alumni, faculty and industry speakers from a variety of fields to highlight a wide range of settings where your skills are useful and relevant. 

  • Management Consulting Programming:  During Summer & Fall quarters, the SoMCC hosts global leaders in the management consulting field and facilitates a consulting case and practice group to help participants gain exposure to management consulting culture, application/interview requirements, and the skills required to excel in the profession.
  • Management Fundamentals:  Through the use of assessment and hands-on instruction by key leaders and managers in myriad industry sectors, this Winter quarter seminar provides an overview of the primary elements of workplace leadership, and of the many professional opportunities within business.

Speaker Series: Our speaker series provides introductions to leading authors and experts in life science research, clinical, and adjacent/related fields.

Program on Bio-entrepreneurship: Presented by experienced entrepreneurs and leading experts within the field, this three-part program provides direct visibility into the process by which life science technologies are converted into companies.

Feel free to check the SoMCC website often for these and similar offerings at Stanford University and across the Bay Area.




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