Aluya Oseghale, a student in the Doctor of Philosophy with a major in Vascular Biology program and mentee in the lab of Dr. Betty Pace was selected for Stanford University PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Sciences and Medicine). Stanford PRISM provides an opportunity for select, late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds who are considering a postdoctoral position, to visit Stanford to have a first-hand look at their training environment and meet potential mentors.
“I became aware of this opportunity from a general “call for applications” from Dr Cameron in The Graduate School. Knowing I would be graduating soon and wanting to pursue a postdoctoral position, I thought this was a great chance to learn about what it would be like to be a postdoc at Stanford. I submitted an application packet and was honored and excited to receive an acceptance letter for an all-expense paid trip to Stanford in Palo Alto California .”
Overall, Aluya felt it was a worthwhile experience for students approaching the next step in their biomedical career to find a good match for their postdoc interests. He would encourage others to take advantage of Stanford PRISM and other postdoctoral recruitment opportunities offered by colleges and universities. Aluya will be graduating this semester and is excited about his future career opportunities in biomedical research.
” Stanford PRISM was a great experience! I was able to meet Stanford students, postdocs and faculty and tour five different research labs whose research I was really interested in. In addition, I had the opportunity to network with other graduate students from colleges across the country, such as UCLA, UC-Davis, University of Maryland, and the University of Chicago-Illinois.”