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Non-Faculty Search

Your Ph.D. degree can take you many places, not just to academia. Find out more about nonacademic career search.

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  • In the Beyond the Lab video series, the BRET Office of Career Development interviews Vanderbilt Ph.D. and postdoctoral alumni about their career path in different industries
  • Branching Points blog, a collection of resources designed to give science graduate students ideas for careers outside of academia, by Liza Shoenfeld
  • Getting Away From the Lab by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong for The Chronicle of Higher Education


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Science Policy

  • Along with the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, there are many other opportunities and resources available for those interested in learning about the intersection of science and policy and applying and communicating scientific and technical information to support well-informed policies, programs, and practices. Visit the AAAS Fellowship Resources page to see fellowship opportunities divided by discipline, degree requirements, and citizenship requirements.

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