Postdoc to Industry

Are you curious about industry careers but unsure how to begin taking steps to transition from academia to an industry? The Postdoc to Industry series aims to help you get started planning your transition to a career in industry. The final session of this series is postponed due to tropical storm Elsa. Stay tuned for upcoming seminars.

Featured Event

Featured Event

  • Learn about Florida’s life sciences industry
  • Hear from experienced Human Resource professionals and industry veterans
  • Understand employers talent needs and what positions are open
  • Meet with Florida life science organizations virtually
Register By 3/31/2021
Transitioning from the academic world to working in a regulated environment: how to best prepare

Transitioning from the academic world to working in a regulated environment: how to best prepare

Tamara Mandell, M.E.d.
Director of Biotility
Business Chair, BioFlorida Northeast Chapter

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Commercializing New Inventions - A Career in Technology Transfer

Commercializing New Inventions - A Career in Technology Transfer

Anita Rao MS, MBA
Program Director, UF Innovate I Pathways and Tech Licensing

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Learn more about UF Innovate

Karla Claudio, Ph.D.

Medical Science Liaison, AbbVie

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021



Maha Elbadry, Ph.D.

Research Scientists, Procter & Gamble

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Ivone de Bem Oliveira, Ph.D.

Blueberry and Genomics Head Breeder, Hortifruit

Rescheduled due to Tropical Strom Elsa
Stay tuned for new date and time!

Informational Interviews – Join the Accountability Group

An informational interview is an informal conversation you have with someone working in an area of interest to you. It is an effective research tool to help you learn about new fields and to broaden your professional network. The Industry Informational Interviews Accountability Group will work together via Microsoft Teams to stay on track with informational interviewing goals. 


When, How and Why to Conduct Informational Interviews - Brandy L. Simula, Insider Higher Ed

How to Make the Most of Informational Interviews - Caroline Castrillon, Forbes

How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview - Rebecca Knight, Harvard Business Review

The more mentors, the merrier - Erika Moore, Science Magazine


Schedule:  Each week members of the accountability group will be asked to briefly post their progress and provide feedback to peers’ progress reports. Accountatilby group tasks will be structured around the UF Career Connections Center Information Interviews worksheet

  • Week 1 (May 17 – 21): Goal setting & strategy
  • Weeks 2-3 (May 24 – June 4): Finding contacts to interview (note that this will be ongoing)
  • Weeks 4-5 (June 7 – 18): Preparing for and scheduling interviews
  • Weeks 6-8 (June 21 – July 9): Conducting interviews and following up