Career Development Resources
What can I do with a degree in Pharmacology?
A question often asked by those interested in a pursuing a degree in pharmacology. Surprisingly, graduates in Pharmacology can often find themselves with a wide range of career opportunities to pursue. This page contains several resources for Pharmacology graduate students to use as they consider their career paths and interests. The goal is to inform students about career development information and activities that are available at the national, local, and university level. Additionally, actively pursing the resources within these links can help build important career connections as well as begin career networking.
For some students, choosing a career path can be a difficult and stressful decision, however these resources can help aid in the transition from student to professional life. Career exploration and job searching should be an exciting time for a graduate student, NOT a difficult or uncomfortable task.
Career Exploration for Beginners
|Individual Development Plan (IDP)||A tool that can help you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.|
|NIH BEST Consortium||An NIH funded program with several resources available to biomedical graduate students.|
|AAAS Career Development Center Science Careers||A destination for finding high-quality, on-demand courses that augment your STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and bridge professional gaps.|
|Versatile PhD||An online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhDs in humanities, social science and STEM.|
|Academic Careers||A global academic job site for teaching jobs, education jobs, research jobs, and professional jobs in education and academia.|
|Oystir||Resources and job search tools for STEM students, postdocs and professionals.|
|Government Positions||A quick introduction and guide to government positions for those with a Ph.D.|
Putting your best face forward
|Graduate Resume and CV Guide||Your CV is NOT a resume. Use this Resume and CV Guide to learn the difference and build strong versions of both!|
|Join LinkedIn||LinkedIn is a valuable resource to connect with employers and to have employers find you. Keeping this updated can be key in landing a great job!|
|Make Business Cards||The university print shop can create personalized business cards so you can always have some on-hand to pass to anyone you might connect with.|
|Get a Professional Headshot||The photography club offers a heavily discounted headshot taking service. Email them for more information!|