Northwestern University and its training grant-funded programs offer a wide variety of activities and resources to help students and postdocs explore, plan for and succeed in a wide variety of career opportunities. The resources on this page support trainees as they think about the next step in their professional journey.
- Northwestern Career Advancement
Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is the centralized career office on campus serving undergraduate and graduate students, and alumni. Services include express career advising, individual counseling appointments, employment databases, workshops, events and career fairs. See Northwestern Career Advancement.
- BioProfessionals Program
The BioProfessionals program is a collaborative effort currently directed by staff from the biology graduate programs (DGP, IBiS, and NUIN) and the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Three separate, yet interconnected, programs, open to all students and postdocs, promote learning about potential career paths and developing the skills necessary to succeed in them: BioOpportunites, BioSurvival Skills, and Pathway to the Professoriate. See BioProfessionals.
- MyIDP Science Careers Individual Development Plan
MyIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences. See MyIDP.
- Picking a Postdoc
The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Intramural Training & Education document on how to select a postdoc based on the advisor, research group, institution, location and more. See Picking a Postdoc .
- Career Resources for Groups Adding Diversity to the STEM Workforce
The National Science Foundation provides resources for trainees to connect with diverse professionals and research potential employers including LGBT, Native American and Veterans career resources. See Career Resources for Groups Adding Diversity to the STEM Workforce.