A new interactive spreadsheet highlights the career and professional development opportunities available to postdocs and graduate students from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) member societies. Icons on the spreadsheet indicate whether a society offers a particular benefit/activity. Clicking on an icon takes you directly to the individual society’s website for more details.
The effort was a response to the 2014 National Academies report, The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited, which recommended that professional societies should do more to promote career development. FASEB staff, aware that societies were already actively engaged in this area, contacted member societies to document their professional development offerings. As detailed in the spreadsheet, FASEB societies provide a wide array of quality opportunities for their trainee members. Compiling the activities into a centralized resource makes it easier for trainees to identify and take advantage of the many benefits their professional societies provide.