EEB and MB Graduate Student Organizations

The 2020 Scientists Exploring non-Academic caReer CHoices (SEARCH) Symposium, to be held on April 4th in Lawrence, Kansas, is a collaborative effort between the Molecular Biosciences (MB) and Chemistry (Chem) Graduate Student Organizations (GSOs) at the University of Kansas. This collaboration was born from a common desire of students in both departments to learn about the career opportunities for PhDs outside of traditional academia. A key focus of the 2020 SEARCH Symposium is to highlight the diversity of STEM professionals taking into consideration the diversity of our trainees.  

There are three goals of the SEARCH Symposium:

1) Inform trainees of the diversity of science careers by hosting scientists in occupations including policy, biotechnology/industry, science writing, data science, and government/law.

2) Prepare trainees for non-academic careers by discussing professional skills that students can develop while in graduate school or during postdoctoral training.

3) Foster connections between trainees and local scientists through a networking event featuring companies seeking advanced-degree job applicants.

Want to learn more?

If you have a question or would like to be involved in organizing the Symposium, please email us at searchku1@gmail.com.


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The SEARCH Symposium was partially funded by donations made to KU Student Endowment Board’s crowd-funding campaign, LaunchKU. If you would like to support our graduate student organizations and the 2018 SEARCH Symposium, please consider making a donation. Even the smallest donations make a difference. 

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Thank you for supporting graduate students' efforts to promote science education and outreach, professional development events, and travel to professional meetings.

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