Pre-doctoral positions are an excellent opportunity to learn more about a research career and decide whether it's right for you.  Going on to a research career does not necessarily mean pursuing a PhD, however, and the skills obtained during a pre-doc are often widely applicable.  This panel brings together former pre-docs who now work outside the academy in a variety of roles, from consulting to finance.  They will share their experience and advice on how to leverage the pre-doc experience into a successful non-academic career.