Career Development Program Overview

The mission of the Career and Professional Development program is twofold:

  • to provide programs and services to assist graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in discovering and clarifying career choices, and to aid them in learning how to manage their careers effectively.
  • to help graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at Einstein build a professional skill set that enables them to become world leaders in careers in and beyond academia.

At Einstein, we have a strong commitment to providing career guidance to all of our scientific trainees from the moment they arrive on campus. We recognize that there are a wide variety of career paths from academia to beyond that change constantly in the face of new and emerging industries and job descriptions. To encourage professional skill development and to provide information on career possibilities to our diverse group of students and postdoctoral scholars, we provide a variety of opportunities to explore options, learn how to manage their own careers, and develop professional skills, including:

In addition, Einstein co-sponsors (with New York University and other NY-area institutions), a biennial two-day New York City-based PhD career advising symposium entitled “What Can You Be with a PhD?” The program features workshops, expert panels and seminars designed to introduce graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to a variety of career paths.

Einstein is also a charter member of the New York Science Alliance, administered by the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS). The Alliance brings together students and postdoctoral fellows from biomedical graduate programs in the New York region for networking opportunities and science career advising. PhD students receive a paid NYAS membership from the Graduate Division and have unlimited access to career development resources, after passing Qualifying Exam.