Your professional network is one of the most powerful tools you will have for landing your next job. But how do you expand your network outside of your lab? One of the easiest ways is by participating in activities sponsored by one
(or many) of the groups on campus. Each of these groups has a specific mission, and can allow you to explore different careers, all while expanding your professional network.
ON-CAMPUS GROUPS THAT PROVIDE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Academia Industry Alliance (AIA)
Promoting scientific & career progress by facilitating collaboration and networking between academics & industry professionals in the life sciences.
Advocates for Mental Health
Reducing the stigma surrounding mental health, promote mental wellness, improve access to resources for seeking treatment, and facilitate open dialogues related to mental health
Association of International Researchers (AIR)
Uniting the international community by providing a platform for cultural exchange and providing a support system.
Colorado RNA Club
We bring together RNA researchers from across the state to share their research, facilitate new collaborations, and create a robust, connected, RNA-focused community.
Graduate Student Council (GSC)
Organizing social events and volunteer and fundraising opportunities, and serving as a liaison between students and administration and Student Senate.
Neuroscience Outreach Group (NOG)
We aim to engage and educate the Front Range in neuroscience education and outreach. We are committed to increasing equity and diversity in the sciences, especially within neuroscience.
Out in STEM (oSTEM)
Promoting advocacy and recognition of LGBTQ+ individuals in our community, fostering inclusion, ensuring equality, and providing educational opportunities for members and allies.
A peer-written newsletter for postdocs and graduate students providing fun and useful information about our community. The PhD Post offers trainees opportunities to develop non-technical writing and communication skills.
Postdoctoral Association (PDA)
The goals of the PDA are to address the needs and concerns of postdoctoral fellows within the institution by promoting postdoctoral advocacy, career development, and community development.
Our mission is to bridge the communication gap between scientists and the public by giving researchers the tools and opportunities to foster public interest in scientific research.
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.
Women in STEM (WiSTEM)
The mission of Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is to substantially increase the representation and support of women in STEM disciplines through advocacy, skill building, and fostering allies among our peers.
Young Hands in Science
We bring hands-on science activities to students in Colorado to increase science engagement, knowledge, and diversity
OFF-CAMPUS GROUPS THAT PROVIDE NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES
Bio Careers is the first and only career service dedicated to expanding professional options for life science PhDs and MDs. The service provides online career resources and job postings and recruitment services to employers.
Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA)
CBSA creates co-opportunity for the Colorado life sciences community through through policy and advocacy, career resources, and advancement of opportunities for collaboration.
National Postdoctoral Association
National advocate for postdoc-related issues; Free affiliate membership for all graduate students at CU Anschutz and all postdocs at CU Denver and CU Anschutz.
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
A community for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. Free affiliate membership for all CU Anschutz grad students and CU Denver | Anschutz faculty and postdocs.