Resources for Networking

Resources for Teaching

  • The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, & Learning (CIRTL) offers a variety of valuable FREE online seminars and courses for graduate students and post-docs interested in STEM teaching, particularly at the undergraduate level. For more information, and to register for these events, please visit their website
  • STEM Teaching Courses via CIRTL

Resources at Boston University

  • BU’s BESTWe’re Broadening Experience in Scientific Training by exposing trainees to a variety of career paths they might not have even considered. We’re identifying the needs of the current and future bio-medical workforce and helping trainees match with an engaging and satisfying career. BU’s BEST is open to all Boston University bio-medical trainees, doctoral students and postdocs, on both the Charles River and Medical campuses.  
  • Professional Development and Postdoctoral AffairsIt’s our job to make sure BU provides a supportive environment for postdoctoral training, and we do that by offering professional development opportunities to our postdocs and their faculty mentors, capturing and reporting postdoc data, and informing BU policy development.
  • Center for Career Development: At the CCD, our online resources, workshops and programs, and seasoned counselors can help guide you. From networking to job opportunities to salary negotiations, our mission is to help you grow your professional life and keep it humming well beyond graduation.
  • Versatile PhDVersatile PhD is an online resource to help humanities, social science, and STEM PhDs identify, prepare for, and succeed in non-academic careers.

Science Webinars

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) hosts informative Science Webinar series that are generally FREE. You can sign up for Upcoming Webinar alerts here: Science Webinars

  • Technology Webinars: Watch these webinars to learn about the latest breakthroughs, new technologies, and ground-breaking research in a broad variety of fields, from next generation sequencing to epigenetics and non-coding RNAs, from qPCR to imaging and microscopy. Expert speakers explain their top quality research to you, and answer questions submitted by live viewers.
  • Career Webinars: Expert panelists provide you with useful advice on career-related topics, including how to network, best practices for running a laboratory, job searching tips, careers away from the bench, and mentoring early-career scientists. Kick-start your career here, or just brush up on your current skills. All career webinars are available to view for free.