Many PhDs transition into business related careers like Consulting, S&M, Business Development, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurism, Equity Research and Technology Commercialization. Success in these careers will require excellent interpersonal skills.

The Professional Development and Career Office hosts a Business of Science Community that meets monthly for six months. Monthly sessions provide exposure to technology commercialization, equity research, business plans with the intent of helping PhD students and postdocs narrow down what business related careers interest them most.

Gain Skills and Experience

The Whiting School of Engineering Center for Leadership Education

The Whiting School of Engineering Center for Leadership Education hosts the acclaimed Business Pitch Competition and offers courses in Project Management, Managing People and Conflict, Leading Change and the Fundamentals of Management.

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Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV)

Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV) and Fast Forward is a great place to gain insights into the business side of science. If you want to understand how innovative research turns into commercial opportunities JHTV hosts the paid internship program, the Commercialization Academy, where PhD students and postdoctoral fellows commit eight hours a week for one year. FastForward is home to Hopkins National Science Foundation ICorps program that provides a clearer understanding of the business of commercializing innovation.

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Interested in consulting? The Hopkins Graduate Student Consulting Club welcomes graduate students and postdoctoral fellow participation in their Case Competitions and Pro Bono Consulting opportunities.

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Investing in Biotech

What about Investing in Biotech? The Johns Hopkins Private Equity and Venture Capital Club hosts monthly speakers.

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Carey Business School

Carey Business School offers an annual Bootcamp for Technology Entrepreneurs in addition to numerous courses like Project Management, New Product Development, and Leadership.

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