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Student Life

During the pursuit of their degrees, our students enjoy the benefits of a rigorous yet cutting-edge curriculum and training program.  Our faculty take mentoring seriously and view the development of our students as one of the most important contributing factors to the success of their respective research missions.  Plainly put:  our student researchers are highly valued and respected.

In keeping with this philosophy, our students enjoy a wide range of career development activities, seminars and workshops that are vital to achieving success in today’s career market.  Career development opportunities include:  a Careers Away from the Bench seminar series, workshops on grant writing, publication submissions, effectively presenting your research, developing a CV, interviewing & negotiation skills and how to differentiate yourself in the market place.  The Graduate Program in Life Sciences at UMB also provides a novel and interactive research ethics training program.

While on campus, our students enjoy a high success rate with regards to securing their own grants and publishing first author publications in top-tier journals.  Traveling to relevant conferences and eventually presenting at these conferences is also a key part in the development of student researchers.

Our graduates obtain postdoctoral positions in prestigious labs or secure careers in a wide range of areas including:  governmental agencies, private bio-tech & pharmaceutical companies, venture capital firms, academic policy & administration, patent law, scientific writing and editing, consulting and more.

Take some time to explore our sites and learn more about what differentiates our programs from the rest and by all means contact us with any questions.