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About Me

Dr. Ryan Raver, the founder of The Grad Student Way, is a PhD Graduate in the Cellular and Molecular Pathology program at UW-Madison. He is an experienced online marketer, web developer, entrepreneur, author, speaker, product manager, and scientist.

He is also currently working in the life science industry as a Product Manager. You can read more here about the intentions, history, experiences, and purpose of this blog.

With the help of Science Careers Magazine and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (along with many other collaborators), Dr. Raver has a passion to help other graduate students and post-docs with career counseling. The lack of Professional and Career Development within Universities and grad schools is the main reason why he decided to create and launch The Grad Student Way. In addition, he felt compelled to make others aware of graduate school hardships (prospective or current students) and provide solutions, advice, and insights. Dr. Raver’s hope is that whatever stage you are at in your career, that you will find this blog and website useful. Feel free to contact for any resume, grad school, career advice, or speaking/consulting opportunities. 

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Speaker/Panelist Presentations

  1. UW-Madison Life Science Career Day (April 2016)
  2. Postdoctoral Conference on Professional Development: Building a Power Network (2013)
  3. Beyond the Professoriate: For PhDs In Career Transition (2014)
  4. AAAS Web Exclusive: Transitioning Your Career From Lab To Management (2014)

*Please contact if interested. Interested in consulting opportunities, and happy to give talks on PhD/grad school networking, industry hiring, resume/CV, and professional/career development for PhDs or postdocs.

Feature Articles/Key Contributor

PhD Glut Clogs Job Selection Process

Interviews (Click Below)