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IGERT trainees find employment dispite the competitive job market


Even though the US is currently experiencing high unemployment rates, all of the IGERT graduates were able to find jobs and are all currently employed, which shows that our graduated IGERT PhD students are highly competitive. Our students, with their interdisciplinary training, are unique and sought-after in today?s job market. Through participation in the IGERT program, our trainees have had much exposure to workshops to improve their professional and career development. The improvement of these skills led to many job opportunities for the trainees.

Address Goals

This activity addresses the primary goal of learning because we are using learning to train our IGERT trainees to get the most of of this experience which includes workshops and seminars on their career and professional development. They learning better ways to market and sell themselves.