Hi. I’m a recent graduate with a BS in Biomedical Engineering and am interested in neuroengineering and neuroscience research. I’m trying to also start a family and I am frustrated by the education system, so while I am not throwing the option out, I don’t like the idea of graduate school right now if I have other options.
I’m at a stage where I need the perspectives of people in the industry. I’m in LA County, CA and moving is not an option right now. I’ve applied to Cedar-Sinai 20 times and haven’t gotten a callback. I’m now tiptoeing my way into networking with UCI’s neuroengineering department, but in the past, pre-covid, just emailing professors got no responses for me. I’m not sure how to make those steps in some official and convenient way, but I’m lurking around the internet for events and jobs available to try and connect. The UCLA area is the next area for me to try and seek employment and advice, but it’s slightly more of a stretch as a commute.
Any support or advice would be appreciated. What would you do if you were in my shoes? Where does the next generation successfully connect with mentors in research fields to guide them to the careers they need?