EventsFriday, August 25, 2017 11:15 AM
BEST Opportunities Aren't Found, They're Made
An overview of the BEST Program for STEM graduate students on making the most of your time at Cornell to broaden your experiences in scientific training. Prepare now for your career.
A lecture by Susi Varvayanis, Senior Director of the Cornell BEST Program as part of the Fall 2017 Plant Biology department seminar series in the School of Integrative Plant Sciences. See the amazing full collection of events and videos curated by the section of Plant Biology!
ABSTRACT: With the number of faculty positions constant and an increasing number of PhDs trained, an opportunity has emerged to rethink training of PhDs. The Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Program at Cornell provides opportunities for exposure to the many career possibilities suited to PhDs, and empowers trainees to gain skills and experience while still on campus to augment their future success, no matter what career path they pursue. Hear examples about how BESTies have sculpted their career path and advice they have for others.