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Off-Track: Finding your path after leaving academia

Before continuing on the academic track, many of my fellow graduate students and I wanted to at least know what other options we had, so we organized an alternative careers day. We asked professors for the names of former students who went on to careers outside of academia. We searched online for biologists working for local businesses and nonprofits. We invited about a dozen panelists from institutions ranging from the EPA, NIH, and NAS, to the Nature Conservancy and local biotech companies. 

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