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Most training for BGS students, including advising and registration, is organized by the graduate groups. BGS-wide academic information is provided here.

Annual Biomedical Career Fair 2013 Career Fair
Penn’s only career fair focused on PhD students and postdocs in science and engineering fields, the Annual Biomedical Career Fair features a wide diversity of employers interested in the skills, knowledge, and experience that you have from your research. The information you can gain from chatting with representatives at this event can help you make more informed choices about your future careers.

Penn Career Services has many resources for graduate students and alumni. Here you can:

Penn/BGS Student Groups
Most of the BGS and University student groups organize career development activities. Check their websites for additional information.

NIH's Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) holds workshops on basic job search skills for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and workshops focused on specific types of jobs. Many OITE workshops are available online via videocast.

An additional NIH resource is the New Investigators Program.

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PennLink 101 for Job Seekers: Search Agents from Penn Career Services on Vimeo.

On Campus Recruiting Advice from Graduating Students on Vimeo.