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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Slides available from Careers in Industry webinar

The ASBMB-BEST Careers in Industry webinar slides are now available for download at: Attendees from 26 states and three countries were mostly graduate students and postdocs (37% each). 88% rated the webinar as good or excellent, with the most comments indicating they liked the Q&A session and panelists' advice the best.

"The conversational tone made the topics very approachable, and the different perspectives of the people in the discussion were very valuable."
"The question and answer session was very informative and productive."
"Good advice for transitioning to an industry career."
"It covered a lot of information in an hour, and I really enjoyed hearing from Yue."
"Panelists were very honest and thorough about answering questions."
"The panelists represented a broad spectrum of careers and different stages in their careers."

Alumna Yue Geng, director of business development at BioDuro; Andrea Gray, a biomedical engineer staff fellow at the Food and Drug Administration; and Ian Tomlinson, senior fellow in Dow Water and Process Solutions & Dow Microbial Control shared their perspectives and experiences as they transitioned from academia to their current career.

Susan Englehart from Rutgers set the stage with an introduction into the myriad possibilities available to PhDs.

What can you be with a graduate degree?

Skills critical to success

Tips for the career search journey

Susi Varvayanis, Senior Director of the Cornell BEST Program moderated the questions and provided a summary of the main points.

Don't miss the second installment in the ASBMB-BEST webinar series, "Charting a Course to Career Success" on July 20. Register now!

"Webinar makes it very easy to tune in with no extra effort to pay or drive somewhere"

Since over 80% of the webinar survey respondents indicated they would most like to learn about descriptions of different research career paths available within industry, please refer to a recent speaker at Cornell from Novartis who shared his slides which include information on some career paths within research and also in management. Click here.