Links & Resources

Career Resources and Programs

Berkeley Postdoctoral Enterpreneur Program (BPEP) aims to foster entrepreneurship in the UC Berkeley postdoctoral and graduate community. They provide tools for fostering entrepreneurship and host frequent seminars on a variety of topics related to moving research innovations into the marketplace. Learn more at:

The Postdoc Industry Exploration Program (PIEP) arranges visits to companies to showcase their organization, atmosphere and employees. PIEP also holds workshops and seminars to provide more information on career opportunities across different industries. Learn more at

Beyond Academia - Beyond Academia is a career education conference that exposes UC Berkeley PhD students and postdocs to career options outside of academia. Panels on a variety of career tracks give attendees the opportunity to interact with successful and creative professionals, while workshops and networking events allow for discussion in an informal setting. Learn more at For additional resources:

Careers for Life Science - Each Spring semester there is a weekly 2 hour evening seminar on a variety of careers for PhDs in the Life Sciences organized by graduate students in the MCB department. Learn more at

Science Leadership and Management (SLAM) is a seminar series focused on understanding the many interpersonal interactions critical for success in a scientific lab, as well as some practical aspects of lab management. While not specifically focused on non-academic careers, the skills that are discussed in SLAM seminars will be applicable to a variety of career paths. Learn more here:

UC Berkeley Career Center:

Additional resources

Data Storage Capability for UC Berkeley - UC Berkeley now offers a number of expanded storage options for faculty, studnest, and staff that greatly improve and enlarge your options for online collaboration, communication, and collection of data. Learn more at:

PMB Equipment and Facilities (and on campus resources): link to PMB shared document

PMB Logos, Branding and Letterhead

Department logos (both Plant & Microbial Biology and Graduate Group in Microbiology) are available to students, faculty and staff for download at: PMB & GGM Logos and Branding and PMB Letterheads.