Career and Professional Development Resources

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2020-21 BMCDB Career Seminars

Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021 noon-1   Candace Crowley, PhD presents:                                    Getting Connected, Getting Started: Career Resources for Graduate Students                  Plus, How to Ace the Video Interview

  •  Come hear about the ICC and other campus resources and learn interviewing tips for applying for your next position, whether it be in academia, industry or elsewhere.  

If you missed the seminar, here is the PDF with all the links to resources ((c) 2020, ICC UC Davis)

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. If you missed the seminar, their PPT slides are here. (  (c) 2020, Crowder and Monfared; please do not distribute)

Other events

GCC PhD & Master's Virtual Career Expo   Wed, March 3, 6am – 4pm  Connecting PhD & Master’s students, Postdocs and Alumni to employers for a virtual networking and recruitment experience. Must pre-register. For details go to

  • 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. 

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.  This year of course Career Fairs will be virtual, via Handshake and thus preparation is required.  Go to  to find out more.

  • Previous Years' 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