Eric Alani with GGD alumni at a San Francisco conference

Career Development

Training in scientific research opens up many career paths.  Some students would like to be tenure-track professors, and others want something different; career choices are as individual as our careers are.  The Field of GGD recognizes the diversity of student goals and opportunities, and encourages exploration of the myriad of careers open to our students. Also, many of our alumni return to campus and network with current students about their career paths.

To promote student awareness of careers, GGD students participate in an NIH-funded BEST program (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) Program.  During their graduate years our students also gain teaching experience and can sharpen their teaching skills by working with the Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence.