Almost two years ago, Science Careers reported on the first graduates to receive the Postdoctoral Professional Masters degree from the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, California. At that time, all four members of the initial class had landed well-paying jobs. Since then, alumni of the innovative one-year program, which trains Ph.D. scientists and engineers in management and teamwork with a focus on the bioscience industry, have continued to find good employment opportunities, according to Steven Casper, KGI’s associate dean of faculty development.
All but one of the program’s dozen 2012 graduates, and all members of the preceding 2011 class, are working in a range of fields including regulatory affairs, consultancy, advanced quality research, and more, Casper says in a phone interview. The remaining graduate, who chose to spend several months after graduation traveling abroad, has begun a job search after returning home.