STEM PhD Pathways


Graduate students and postdocs in STEM fields have a wealth of resources to help you explore careers that could be a great fit for you. Take advantage of the STEM-focused resources listed below as well as our list of career exploration resources relevant to all disciplines, and follow up with an appointment with an OCS advisor to help hone a professional and career development strategy that maximizes your time at Yale.

NEW! STEM PhD Pathways Program

Are you curious about careers beyond the academy? Do you want to hear hands-on experiences from Yale Alumni who have paved successful career paths? OCS launched a monthly event program called STEM PhD Pathways aimed at building awareness of the broad array of career opportunities available for graduate students and postdocs. Each month we will spotlight career paths in diverse fields — venture capital, biotech/pharma, science education, technology — through hosting conversations with industry experts, company site visits, and featuring online resources. Join OCS to jumpstart your career development! Click here to learn more.

STEM Career Development Modules

These six modules offer activities to jump start your career development.  Find easy-to-follow tips and resources to get started on networking, crafting a resume, interviewing, and more. You may follow the curriculum independently, or form your own small group of peers to share findings, discuss challenges, and productively reflect on the completed activities.

STEM-Focused Career Resources

Many academic associations and other organizations offer a wealth of information on diverse career paths for STEM graduate students and postdocs. For example, refer to the following:


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