Establish yourself as a STEM expert

Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate student or postdoc, early-career professional development is important to establishing yourself as an expert. The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) provides various resources to address the career planning needs of all research and non-research participants.

Career Fairs
For students and recent graduates looking for a unique research experience, career and internships fairs are a great way to explore a range of career paths, learn about specific research opportunities, and practice essential professional skills. ORISE recruiters visit college career and internship fairs every semester to recruit the best and brightest students for STEM internships and other research experiences at U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories and other federal research facilities.

ORISE participants have exclusive access to ORISE Learn, an online training program that features content complementary to the laboratory research experience.

ORCID for Students & Graduates
Register for an ORCID iD to create a unique identifier that you can use throughout your professional and scientific career for reporting your educational, employment and scholarly activities.

How to Find Research Funding
Conducting research, presenting findings and fostering collaboration usually requires financial support. This might include grant writing, paying for travel to a professional conference, or finding a sponsor to fund a research participation program.

Advancing Yourself Professionally
Whether you are looking for advice on successfully landing that internship or you need training for how to design a high-quality research poster for an upcoming professional conference, ORISE offers resources to help at every stage of your STEM career.  

STEM Career Outlook
ORISE workforce studies experts help sort through the predicted career outlook for various STEM professions and also provide linkages to ORISE internships, fellowships and other research experiences that are available under each STEM profession.