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Episode Info: Click here to subscribe and rate us in iTunes | Or Subscribe on Stitcher A very special thank you to Mark Esposito who also runs the Breaking Bio blog found at breakingbio.org.  Mark wrote a guide about creating the career symposium you heard in this show at http://www.breakingbio.org/resources/ Discussion points: Understanding your career path and constantly questioning your goals Problems with tenure track positions as the default How do we approach learning about "alternative careers" Steps in initiating a career symposium: 1) Raise money via internal and external grants or donations 2) Connect with potential speakers/guests Ask faculty Use LinkedIn or call companies Ask departmental office Location can be important 3) Logistics for travel arrangement, room availability Career areas addressed at the symposium held at Princeton's Department of Molecular Biology: Policy Education Industry R&D Law Science Communication Related Episodes: Using your career services officeBeyond the Tenure Track with Fatimah PhDKelly's career search A very special thanks to Mark Esposito. You can find some great, accessible science posts by Mark at BreakingBio.org. We hope you can take some of his advice and start discussions of alternative careers at your school. He was nice enough to write up a summary and supporting materials that you can find at phdinprogress.com/19. If you enjoyRead more »

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