Jiu-Hwa Upshur, Ph.D, History, and the students she funded in 2014 through the Chia Lun Lo Fellowship she established to honor her father
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Do you wonder what Rackham alumni do for a living? The varied career options alumni take offer great examples and words of wisdom for current students.
Taylor Johnson, Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry
Job Title and Organization
Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford University
First Position After Graduate School
I started a postdoc at Stanford approximately a month after I defended.
Career Skills Graduate Students Should Develop
I would really develop grant/fellowship writing. I thought that I was a pretty good writer by the time I graduated; however, I'm now writing several postdoc fellowship applications, and I'm finding that my grant/fellowship writing is maybe not as good as I thought.
Advice for Graduate Students
Start career exploration early. I have a lot of friends who realized in their 4th or 5th years what they wanted to do after they graduated, but by then, they didn't have enough time to get involved in the things that would help them reach those careers.
Last updated: October 11, 2016 - 3:12pm