Career and Professional Development Resources

This page is home for information on seminars sponsored by BMCDB, as well as other events or resources related to career and professional development.

2020-21 BMCDB Career Seminars

DEC. 15, noon -1pm. Drs. Mona Monfared and Marina Crowder, who are two of CBS' Professors of Teaching,  will talk about their career paths and their new program Future Undergraduate Science Educators (FUSE). FUSE will provide training for Ph.D. students who are interested in pursuing teaching careers at the undergraduate level.

zoom link coming soon


Other events

  • DEB Friday Seminars (Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology) are open to everyone and cover a variety of topics related to Biotechnology. Seminars are every Friday at 11am. The schedule often includes UC Davis alums who will talk about their current positions and career paths such as:
    • DEC. 4  "How to Go from Leaving a Postdoc to Leading a Marketing Team in Six Months"Dr. Jenna Gallegos (Plant Bio GG and DEB Alum, Science Writer/Account Manager, Samba Scientific)

      You must email the Program Manager Jacki at for Zoom info

      Go to the DEB page linked above for the full list

Visit the Internship and Career Center under “Masters, Ph.D.s and Postdocs” for more events, workshops and classes, including Career Fairs. 

Career Fairs are not just for undergraduates! There is a specific Fair for Graduate Students and Postdoctorals, but the ICC recommends looking at the list of companies to find events most relevant - you can attend any.  This year of course Career Fairs will be virtual, via Handshake and thus preparation is required.  Learn how to make the most out of the fairs at 50-minute ICC workshops:


  • Previous BMCDB Career Seminars

    Oct. 7, 2019: Did you know there is a career and internship fair aimed at grad students and postdocs? Or that the ICC can help with CV/ resume writing and interview skills? 

    Dr. Janice Morand, Assoc. Director of the ICC, presents Getting Connected, Getting Started: Career Resources for Graduate StudentsSlides from the presentation, as well as PDFs for identifying Transferable skills, Communicating Skills, and myIDP