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Rethinking training for Cornell STEM graduate (Ph.D.) students and postdoctoral scholars

BEST mission: Enhance training opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to prepare you for careers that could take you beyond conventional academic research.

 

JOIN : Join our email list to learn more about events relevant to you, or fill out our BEST Fellowship form to participate in unique mentorship opportunities.

EXPLORE : Check out our resource pages for more information on careers in policy, industry, communication, or governance.

LEARN MORE : Learn more about us by visiting our FAQ pages. Faculty may be especially interested in reading our faculty FAQ.

 

Looking for more? BEST collaborates with many existing services on campus: Career Services, the Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Studies, the Office of Inclusion and Professional Development, Entrepreneurship@Cornell, Center for Materials Research Industrial Partnerships, and more…

Program elements: see program and FAQ pages

Participate on two levels: to learn about career pathways, or with a more in-depth experience

  • opportunity pathways
  • tangible skills
  • experiences to add to your resume
  • a flexible program
  • mentoring
  • metrics for success
  • a nationwide consortium sharing best practices, funded by the National Institutes of Health

Continuing in academic research? Many of the skills you will acquire in the BEST program will also help you in an academic career of your choice. 

Interested in teaching? Cornell has excellent resources for supporting your goals through the CU-CIRTL (Cornell's Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning), and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

Spotlight

Friday, February 10, 2017
Cornell and P&G working together to build a new model for PhD recruiting

Read the feedback and summary [COMING SOON] of the BEST P&G on-…
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Thursday, February 09, 2017
Host a Policy Maker

ASAP (Advancing Science And Policy)  has begun planning an …
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Events

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 PM
Exploring Careers Outside of Academia
Are you contemplating a career outside of academia …

Feb 27, 2017 10:48 AM
Duke/UNC Case Competition 2017-Early application deadline
The Duke Advanced Professional Degree Consulting Club invites all non-…

Feb 28, 2017 11:30 AM
Women and Negotiations: Asking For and Getting What You're Worth
Susan Fleming’s December talk on negotiations was so popular, it…