Beyond the PhD
Students receiving a PhD for the Neuroscience Graduate Program are highly successful. Many students get outstanding post-doctoral opportunities with top scientists at academic/research intensive institutions. A strong proportion of those then move on to a tenure track academic position, while many others receive attractive job offers in non-academic positions, such as public policy, scientific editing, NIH administration and medical private practice among others.
PhD students are assisted in professional development via activities at the Neuroscience Prgram level, the Rackham Graduate School http://www.rackham.umich.edu/current-students/graduate-student-success/pd , the Medical School and University. They are helped in receiving academic post-doctoral and industry/governmental positions by their dissertation advisor and professional scientific/career mentors as well as the administration of the NGP.