Career Development

Training in scientific research opens up many career paths.  Some students want to become tenure-track professors, but others want something different; career choices are as individual as our students are.  The Field of BMCB recognizes the diversity of student goals and opportunities and encourages exploration of the myriad of careers open to our students.

A “Careers Course” is included in the mini-courses that are offered to our students.  Participants in this course are typically Cornell graduates who share how their training and degree helped them pursue their chosen career path.

BMCB students are also active participants in Cornell University career development programs such as the CIRTL Program (Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning) which focuses on an academic career path and Careers Beyond Academia program, which encourages exploration of alternate career paths.

Cornell Career Services provides resources for exploring career options, job opportunities and advise.  The University library also provides information on careers beyond academia.

The Office of Postdoctoral Studies provides information and services for those students who would like to pursue a postdoc position.

See program metrics and career outcomes of Cornell graduates at the Graduate School site.