Career Preparation

Fall 2020 GCDB seminar series

Be sure to tune into the Fall 2020 GCDB seminars on Thursdays at 4 p.m. for grad student seminars, career counseling, and research seminars by early career faculty. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions. Check Thursdays on IU Biology's events calendar for details of each session.

IU Biology events calendar

Professional societies

Professional societies promote particular professions or areas of interest. Society memberships vary from broad to very narrow and specific interests. Either way, professional societies are great avenues for networking. Below we offer a sampling of some of the organizations that may be of interest to you.

We encourage biotechnology students and graduates to be active and knowledgeable in professional societies/organizations representing the basic science aspect of biotechnology as well as those groups representing application areas compatible with your interests. Organizations such as these provide opportunities to keep abreast of new developments in the field and to build a network of like-minded professionals that will pay dividends in knowledge about your areas of interest and in the development of your career. Here are some examples.

Basic science

Application