About the MCW Virtual Career Center

For: MCW Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Purpose: To help you take charge of your career, now and in the future.

Content: Self-help resources and links for developing your personal career plan, including practical tools for specific stages of the process.

Updates: Reviewed and updated based upon the needs of MCW Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows, changes in the job market, and continuing developments in communication technologies.

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Spotlight Seminar: Basic Science to Business: An Unexpected Journal into Entrepreneurship May 9

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PMH1210/30/50

Presented by Michael James, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology, MCW. This talk will be about the realization that your basic science has commercialization potential, and that the path for a basic scientist to directly make a difference in human health can be through entrepreneurship. It will include a discussion of an experience in the Milwaukee site NSF I-Corps program, and the business plan that came out of that experience. Light lunch provided. Please RSVP  to paeason@mcw.edu.

Spotlight Seminar: Pursing a Teaching Career in Higher Education May 23

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PMH1210/30/50

Presented by Christine L. (“Holly”) Snyder, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Carroll University. Practical experience from a MCW Alumna, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Light lunch provided. Please RSVP to paeason@mcw.edu.

Spotlight Seminar: Transitioning from the Academy to Industry June 13

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PMH1210/30/50

Presented by Sheldon Garrison, PhD, Director of Pediatric and Rare Diseases, R&D Group, Promentis Pharmaceuticals Inc. Practical experience and advice from a former MCW Postdoc and PICO consultant. Light lunch provided. Please RSVP to paeason@mcw.edu.

Spotlight Seminar: Research Scientists in Academia (MCW) June 27

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PMH1210/30/50

Presented by Kathleen Boyle, PhD, Research Scientist II, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Hiromi Sato, PhD, Research Scientist II, Medicine/ Infectious Diseases, MCW. Research possibilities in Academia without being a PI or Teacher. Light lunch provided. Please RAVP to paeason@mcw.edu.

Other Resources

Need help writing your next grant?
Apply for the NRMN Grant Writing Coaching Program

Manuscript and grant writing courses (online and in person) and Postdoctoral Fellowships
Offered by the American Society for Microbiology
Deadlines beginning December 1, 2015

Contact Us

MCW Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows may schedule confidential career consultation appointments to discuss any aspect of their professional development or job search concerns. Website questions, comments and concerns are also welcome.


Career Services – Graduate School Office
Medical Education Building
First Floor, M1420
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

John Lombardo, PhD
(414) 955-4977 | jplombar@mcw.edu

Ms. Paris Eason
(414) 955-8547 | paeason@mcw.edu

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