Career Exploration

To learn more about your area of research, you read articles and communicate with colleagues and collaborators. To learn more about your career options, the same methods apply - read and speak to others.

Read about careers

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs curates a lending library of electronic and print career-related books, many focused on specific career paths. Additionally, the online myIDP tool from Science Careers contains a comprehensive library of articles dedicated to specific careers.

Conduct informational interviews

Only so much information can be garnered from a book or job description. To learn more, conduct an informational interview - an informal conversation with a person who is already successful in a career that interests you and who can provide firsthand information.

Other resources

Here are some additional career exploration resources