Center for Careers in Science and Technology
Shaping a career in science has never been a solitary experience. Extending one's hand to help others experience the thrill of discovery and to forge a successful scientific career is one way AAAS advances science and serves society.
AAAS career development initiatives provide information, training, and opportunities for collaboration among educators, scientists, policy makers, professional organizations, non-profits, government, and industries regardless of geographic origin.
The Center for Careers in Science and Technology is a collaboration of AAAS departments and its affiliated organizations. Collectively, these groups offer a wide range of programs and services for AAAS members and the larger science community.
- Association for Women in Science
- Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology
- Education and Human Resources
- National Postdoctoral Association
- Office of International Initiatives
- Office of Public Programs
- Publishing and Member Services
- Science and Policy Programs
Featured AAAS Career Programs
Science Careers Booklets
Titles Include: Career Trends: The Informed Job Search, Career Trends: Industry or Academia: Where do I fit in?, Step by Step: Your Career from Undergrad to Postdoc, Career Trends: Running Your Lab, Career Trends: Building Relationships, Career Trends: Careers Away from the Bench
Call for AAAS 2014 Annual Meeting Posters
The General Poster Session is open to the broad community of scientists attending the Annual Meeting. This includes doctorates, post-docs, professionals, and invited submitters. The session will be held on 16 February 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Student Poster Competition is open to students actively working towards an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree. The Student Poster Competition will take place on 15 February 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Winners in each category receive a cash award and certificate, a one-year AAAS membership that includes a subscription to the journal Science, and their names are published in Science. Student poster presenters can receive free registration by also serving as Student Session Aides. Volunteer for 8 hours and receive free registration; volunteer for 16 hours and receive online access to Science for a year.
Science Careers My IDP
You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree. Now it's time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career. An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best. myIDP provides: Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values A list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests A tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track Articles and resources to guide you through the process There is no charge to use this site and we encourage you to return as often as you wish.
Featured Career Programs and Resources
Getting involved in your local community is one of the most powerful ways that we can have a positive impact on the future of science. From volunteering in schools or museums, to hosting science cafes, and everything in between, AAAS members are making a difference.
For more information about AAAS Center for Careers, contact us