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Career of Choice

Our philosophy

Graduate students who do great science find a world of opportunities to make a difference. We believe that individuals do their best—providing the most meaningful, substantial contributions to society—when their activities are aligned with their passions and when they are encouraged, trained, and provided outlets to pursue them. Stanford Biosciences graduates have tremendously impacted universities, industries, and communities.

Just as you set goals for your next experiment, next paper, and next avenue of research, there are short- and long-term goals you can set while at Stanford to help you explore and define your next professional steps. Your mentors—including your advisor and committee members—and the School of Medicine Career Center are here to help guide you along whichever path is right for you.

Featured alumni experience

Stanford Biosciences alumni reflect on their career experiences and give advice on getting the most out of your graduate training. David Johnson, CEO of GigaGen, shares his passion for funding the best science.

See all of our alumni career experiences

Roadmap: Getting there

From academic and personal development to one-on-one advising and internships, Stanford has myriad opportunities for you to grow as a scientist and explore the ways in which you can continue to make a difference with your work.

  1. What You Can Do at Stanford
  2. Overview of Career Options
  3. Alumni Career Experiences
  4. CEO Internship Program
  5. Career Exploration Events
  6. School of Medicine Career Center

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