Do you want to try out real job tasks in different fields all while sitting at home?
Job simulations can help you explore bioscience PhD career paths, narrow down options, and make informed career choices. The job sims are vetted by professionals with field expertise - the projects are true-to-task.
Join Thi Nguyen, a neuroscientist, career coach, and founder of InterSECT job simulations. Be ready to work in groups on a job simulation and reflect on your relevant skills and strengths for different fields.
By the end of this session, you will be able to
Describe key tasks and terminology for a non-bench career field
Determine if you would like to further pursue a career field, before committing energy and time to an internship or additional training
Identify next steps to make progress on career goals
Before the session, pick out a job sim to work on. Start by reviewing the different career areas and then reading through the background section of the different job sims. (intersectjobsims.com). You will work in teams during the zoom meeting.
Try out careers such as:
*Freelance Journalism & Science Communication
*Policy and Advocacy
*Science Outreach and Education
Read about how researchers are using InterSECT Job Sims (ScienceCareers)- https://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2018/10/virtual-reality-careers-new-online-resource-helps-scientists-explore-job-options