Resources for Non-Academic Career Planning

What should you do when your trainee wants to pursue a non-academic career? OCPD works with graduate students and postdocs in every stage of their career and professional development. They have resources and services to help them assess themselves, explore career options, and develop the professional skills to succeed in their career. 

The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) recommends that you advise your trainees to work through the following steps. Resources for each step are described and you will find links to OCPD's website so that you can point your trainees to the appropriate resources. Most importantly, you and your trainees should set a reasonable agreement about commitment to lab work and space for career exploration.