Exposure Seminar Series

What can I do with my PhD?


Wondering what you can do with your PhD? Our seminar series will help you explore the broad variety of career trajectories that may be of interest to PhD-trained scientists. Please visit our calendar for a list of upcoming seminars.

Alumni data collected by the Biological Science Division Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs revealed that at 10 years post-graduation, approximately 60% of our PhD alumni are involved in some form of academic research, while ~40% have pursued careers outside of the traditional academic trajectory.

Therefore, the Exposure seminar series is designed to highlight 10 career Exposure Areas and offer insight into career trajectories within each area. Our exposure areas and examples of careers are listed below:

All of our seminars are open to the public; we only ask that you register for the event so that we can satisfy NIH-mandated reporting requirements.

myCHOICE has been bringing a lot of careers tracks to my attention in the form of seminars, some of which I had never considered. In addition, myCHOICE is a great time to network with professionals that often have insights about their experience in their field and can help me narrow down and assess what characteristics are important and applicable to my decision making.

-Catherine Igartua, PhD ’16 Human Genetics.

Computational Biologist , Tempus, Inc.