Students with an advanced degree in biomedical or health sciences can pursue a multitude of career paths. Our trainees go on to become scientists, teachers, care providers, administrators, grant and funding specialists, scientific or medical writers, policy advocates, and entrepreneurs.
To showcase different career opportunities, we feature alumni panels and industry professionals as part of our Seminar Series and annual GREAT Symposium. Additionally, we collaborate with Price Business College Entrepreneurship Faculty and the Tom Love Innovation Hub to provide programming geared towards innovation, commercialization, and business development while also providing important networking opportunities that allow trainees to engage with Oklahoma's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Graduate College also provides access to Aurora, by Beyond the Professoriate, for PhD students and postdocs across all disciplines. Through two programs of study, users are empowered to make informed decisions about their career path and learn successful job search strategies from other PhDs. Aurora's eLearning platform also includes on-demand, self-paced learning modules dedicated to writing and communication, productivity and time management, networking, and interview preparation, among others. A certificate of completion is issued for select modules. Users can also access an extensive video library to hear from PhDs working in diverse job sectors, as well as monthly webinars and career fairs.
Designed and built by PhDs, Aurora benefits students and postdocs by:
- supporting career exploration
- providing accessible , well-curated resources
- promoting engaged learning through reflective activities
- complementing existing professional development
- offering recorded seminars, reflective prompts, and assessments that guide the user experience and foster user engagement