I'm in a very particular field, and though there is an incredible diversity of people and fields at Rockefeller, you never feel like you're lost in a crowd. There are many opportunities to get to know people in other fields and not only learn from them but even contribute to their work in return. The collaborative spirit is alive and well here."
Here are a few links to valuable tools for building a strong professional and career development plan.
- The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), through its Science Alliance, has a collection of resources for career development.
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) features many great resources at aaas.org/careers and the AAAS Career Development Center.
- At http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/ you can create a personal strategy and timeline (known as an Individual Development Plan, or IDP) for exploring careers, and gaining the experience needed to pursue your chosen field(s).
- The Versatile PhD can help organize career explorations.
- Elsevier's new Publishing Campus site provides free online skills training for researchers, including great information in the "College of Career Planning".
- New York Science Communication provides resources for STE PhDs interested in careers in science communication.
There are also several organizations led by Rockefeller graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that are actively engaged in career development initiatives, including:
- The Postdoctoral Association (PDA)
- The Rockefeller University Biotechnology Forum (RU Biotech)
- The Tri-Institutional Consulting Club
- Women in Science at Rockefeller (WISeR)
- Tri-Institutional Minority Society (TIMS)
- People at Rockefeller Identifying as Sexual Minorities (PRISM)
- The Science and Education Policy Association (SEPA)