About the ExCITe Program:
Every graduate student and postdoc, or trainee, is faced with the decision to either pursue a career in academia or industry. This can be a difficult and daunting decision to make, but it doesn’t have to be. The ExCITe (Exploring Careers in Industry and Technology) program aims to increase transparency about industry careers allowing PhD level scientists to make more informed decisions about their careers. The ExCITe program is managed by the Gladstone Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
Benefits for Postdocs:
Free site-visits to companies of interest
An opportunity to gain exposure to industry career paths for PhDs
A chance to engage and network with company employees in a small group setting
Benefits for Companies:
Gain exposure by hosting a site visit for postdoc and graduate students
Identify potential future hires from a highly qualified pool of candidates
Academic community outreach
The ExCITe program is based on the UC Berkeley’s Postdoc Industry Exploration Program (PIEP, see Nature 478, 277; 2011, Nature 480, 576; 2011), which was launched in January 2011. We would like to thank the PIEP committee for their help and support during the ExCITe launch in 2012.