Cell Covers Faculty Support of Career Development
Students are exploring careers beyond the traditional academic pathway, and faculty are increasingly finding ways to support them. Cell’s article “Breaking Out of the Academic Pipeline” describes newer, faculty initiated programs for biomedical career development, as well as long standing efforts, such as the program at The University of North Carolina. The article highlights the BEST program and its research based approach to determine effective ways of supporting student career development, including ways to engage faculty in the process. Some faculty respond to the data on their own graduates’ varied career paths, while others are seeing career development training improve students’ lab performance. Check out the article to learn more about faculty support of career development, ways to increase student engagement, and BEST efforts at The University of North Carolina, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the University of Chicago.