“Programs like BEST offer students and postdocs additional insight into other viable career options and help them to identify and cultivate transferable skills, the significance of which is often overlooked.  It also turns the abstract “someday” into something real. It forces busy scientists to take the amorphous “future plans” off of the back burner (in a lab environment where it is often difficult to plan beyond the next experiment, committee meeting, or grant deadline) and thrusts it into the forefront.”

 

-Lauren Tanabe, Ph.D., recent Postdoctoral Fellow at Wayne State University

As a PhD student or postdoctoral scientist, you have to focus on your research while also planning for your future career. This section provides tools to help you explore your interests, narrow down career options, and get a job.

Read more of Lauren Tanabe’s thoughts regarding BEST on the Wayne State blog.

Connect with Lauren and other students and postdocs in the LinkedIn BEST Trainee Network.