As a reminder, the BGS Career Development Site 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.
A new alumni video has been uploaded to the site. Alyssa MacMillan, Program Manager at the New Jersey Department of Health, shares insights on the field of government research. The BGS alum describes her typical day, the things she likes most and least about her chosen career, the typical traits and skills required, and much more.