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Do you want structured support in taking the next step in your PhD career journey? Join this 3-part series to find out what jobs are out there for PhD scientists, test out possible career paths, form a professional pitch about yourself, and practice telling your story for future interviews.

Part I - Try out real job tasks in science career fields to discover what’s a good fit, and you can do this while staying on campus! Job simulations can help you explore biomedical and public health PhD career paths, narrow down options, and make informed career choices. The job sims are vetted by professionals with career expertise - the projects are true-to-task. By the end of this part, you’ll walk away with one or two paths you can follow up on.

Part II - Prepare for those spontaneous questions about what you do. Learn what goes into a professional brand and how to build one. Yes, even grad students can start thinking about their career storytelling. By the end of this part, you’ll walk away with a concise brand you can use at family gatherings and conferences, and put on LinkedIn.

Part III - Scientists who can confidently share about their work and their accomplishments can become more successful. Learn frameworks for interviewing that are authentic for different personality types, including introverts. By the end of this part, you will create a personalized strategy to respond to most interview questions, and have practiced it.

Join Thi Nguyen, a national trainer in PhD-level professional development, career coach, former associate dean of career development, and founder of InterSECTjobsims.com. In this series, you reflect on professional skills and strengths for different fields, how they fit for you, and how to tell your scientific career story.

This program is eligible for 2X the chances in the myHub Involvement Travel Award drawing in December 2023.

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  • Thao Dao
  • You Zhang
  • Michele Cox

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