Career & Professional Development

GSBS is expanding programs and resources in the area of career & professional development. Our mission is to prepare doctoral and postdoctoral scholars for success in careers that promote the scientific enterprise in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and beyond.

Currently offered:

  • Get started with your career planning using myIDP (a new online career planning tool for scientists)
  • Check out books from the new GSBS Career & Professional Development special collection in the Lamar Soutter Library
  • Attend a Career Advising Brown Bag (CABB) discussion to gain strategies for your career development and share resources with peers (dates for 2013 will be posted via the GSBS student & postdoc listservs)
  • Attend events in the Professional Development Series , and take advantage of other resources offered through theOffice of Postdoctoral Scholars
  • Network with scientists in industry by attending a company site visit, organized by the Industry Exploration program
  • Schedule an appointment to discuss a specific issue related to your own career development (including feedback on job search materials). To schedule an appointment, call 6-1938.

I look forward to meeting you! 

Cynthia Fuhrmann


Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD 
Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development 
Room S1-824