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Your time at The Scripps Research Institute will undoubtedly be dedicated to doing great scientific research. However, it is never too early to begin planning for your long-term career goals.  In fact, one of the greatest pitfalls is to find yourself at the end of your graduate student or postdoctoral tenure without a specific plan for your next career move.  Fortunately, there are clear steps to take in order to define your career.

CAREER PLANNING CHECKLIST

There are three steps to planning for a successful and fulfilling career:

  1. Self-Exploration: Defining your interests and values that are important to you in a career, as well as identifying the skills you possess and those which require development.
  2. Explore Career Options: Identifying the careers that fit your interests and values, and the skills required to obtain them.
  3. Organize Your Job Search: Understanding what is required to find and apply for the job you want.