Additional Literature

Here you will find articles about professional career development.  Whether you are a trainee, a faculty member, or a community member we hope that you will use this as a resource.  Please email if you have suggestions or additions to our current library.

Please email or drop by L306 to request one of the following books from BU’s BEST office.



What Color is Your Parachute? 2016 Richard N. Bolles
Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development Toby Freedman
From Ph.D. to Professoriate: The Role of the Institution in Fostering the Advancement of Postdoc Women Kathleen Flint Ehm, Ph.D. and Cathee Johnson Phillips, M.A.
The Academic Job Search Handbook 4th Edition Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong
At the Helm: Leading your Laboratory 2nd Edition Kathy Barker
A PhD is Not Enough!: A Guidee to Survival in Science Peter J. Feibelman
From Academia to Entrepreneur: Lessons from the Real World Eugene Khor
Career Advice for Life Scientists volume III Editors: Ursula W. Goodenough and Elizabeth Marincola
Career Advice for Life Scientists volume I & II Editor: Elizabeth Marincola
Put Your Science to Work: The Take Charge Career Guide for Scientists Peter S. Fiske, Ph.D.
Training Scientists to Make the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Developing Programs in Scientific Management Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Eminent Lives: Francis Crick Discovere of the Genetic Code Matt Ridley
From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science Martin Rees
Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup Bill Aulet
Sustainable Energy – Without the Hot Air David JC MacKay
Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend: On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and Engineering National Academy Press
The College Administrator’s Survival Guide C.K. Gunsalus
The Current Health and Future Well-Being of the American Research University The Research Universities Futures Consortium
The Formation of Scholars: Rethinking Doctoral Education for the Twenty-First Century George E. Walker, Chris M. Golde, Laura Jones, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Pat Hutchings
The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership Steven B. Sample