Career and Professional Development Resources

This page is home for information on events sponsored by BMCDB. Scroll down for other events and resources related to career and professional development.

2022-23 BMCDB Career and Professional Development Events

Planning for Fall 2023 is in progress.

Meanwhile, take advantage of these other resources:

Events hosted by others

  • 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.  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. Go to   for the full list and links to registrar for specific events. Of special note are the following which could be very useful for BMCDB graduate students:

Friday May 19, 12:00pm – 4:30pm: SOMA Summit 2023: Unlocking diverse career opportunities with your PhKey    1220 Walker Hall.      We are Seminar Outreach for Minority Advocacy (SOMA), a graduate student organization at UC Davis dedicated to amplifying the stories and research of scientists from underrepresented backgrounds. The 2023 Summit will showcase non-academic career paths that are available to STEM PhDs.

Thursday, June 1    3:00pm – 4:30pm  Speed Networking for Grad Students and Postdocs   Student Community Center, MPR - must register to attend.     Register:
Join us for a speed networking event open to all UCD grad students and postdocs. At this event, you will join PhD alums at a table to learn about their careers both within academic and beyond and have the opportunity to ask questions. You will rotate to a new table every 20 minutes to get the most of this opportunity! Light refreshments will be served. 

And remember- Career Fairs are not just for undergraduates! There are specific Fairs for Graduate Students and Postdoctorals, but the ICC recommends looking at the list of companies to find events most relevant - you can attend any.  Go to  to find out more.