An important part of The EMBO Meeting is career development for young scientists - PhD students and early postdocs - who will soon face the decision whether to pursue a career within or outside of academia. A whole range of activities are organized for this audience - from a mentoring session with leading scientists, to a job market where vacant positions are advertised, to the dedicated Careers Day, featuring skills workshops and a mentoring lunch session exploring non-academic career options.
Attending the career development workshops at The EMBO Meeting was very useful to me as I’m now at a changing point in my career. Talking to the speakers and facilitators made me aware of the possibilities, including ones outside of academia, that are available to me.
— Adriana Goncalves, PhD student at CeMM, Vienna