As a reminder, the BGS Career Development Site extends beyond this Career Blog and features a wide variety of resources, from a description of the Core Competencies developed through predoctoral training to websites for career exploration. Noteworthy among the site’s resources is the ‘Career Paths’ section, which provides a description of the profession, advantages of an advanced degree, key competencies, on-campus student organizations, first steps, alumni videos, and resources.
Two new alumni videos have been uploaded to the site. Andrew Rennekamp, Scientific Editor at Cell Press, and Robert DeAngelis, Assistant Director of IACUC Administration at the University of Pennsylvania, share insights on their respective fields of publishing and regulatory affairs. The BGS alumni describe their typical day, the things they like most and least about their chosen career, the typical traits and skills required, and much more.