Exploring Career Options Outside of the Lab

Read about one post-doc’s path to a career as a medical writer. Using networking and informational interviewing this scientist was able to expand their career knowledge and connections to forge a new path in a career they had never considered. In the author’s words, “I asked her for advice about how I could launch my own medical writing career, and she responded by asking for my resume. One week later, I had a phone interview with her agency.” All it took was reaching out to a professional in the field they were interested in and having a conversation about their experience.

From Science Magazine, published by the American Association of for the Advancement of Science, check out: “How I cultivated connections outside academia—and landed a job”

By Erica Kryst
Erica Kryst Senior Associate Director, Career Experiences and Education Erica Kryst