Careers in Microbial Sciences Speakers Program

Explore Your Career Options in Microbial Sciences


The Careers in Microbial Sciences Speakers Program offers speakers near you to address ASM Student Chapters or Branches about nonacademic careers.  Got questions about

  • How to get that job?
  • What is the day-to-day worklife for specific careers?  
  • What to do immediately after graduation? 

This program offers ASM members who would love to share this information with ASM Student Chapters or ASM Branches!

Primarily oriented toward  career options that do not necessarily require doctoral degrees and/or work at universities, the  program features over 100 experts in different areas of microbial sciences who are eager to talk to you about their dynamic careers. Learn from from speakers who have contributed to microbiome projects and biosecurity planning and chat with outbreak responders about curious cases! 

The program was conceived to provide Student Chapters and Branches with  ASM speakers physically located near  you to provide in-person presentations. Options are also available for remote presentations.  

Schedule a Speaker Near You for Your Group

  1. Identify a local speakers with geographic map  or use the Directory to find speakers of interest that can present remotely. Each speaker has submitted a profile with information about his/her experience in microbiology and career path. 
  2. Email tblume@asmusa.org with 3 possible dates and times and ASM will contact the speaker to confirm availability. 
  3. Once the presentation has been scheduled work directly with the speaker to finalize the event’s specifics (e.g., address of where the presentation will be held, AV needs, and number of expected attendees). 
  4. There is no cost to the chapter but you will be asked to complete a post-presentation survey.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn about microbial science careers and ASM!