The MoGen Career Development Initiatives continue full steam in 2016 with even more amazing invited speakers and a broad range of topics that appeal to everyone. In January, the first workshop entitled “Using Your Degree as a Stepping Stone”, was geared towards Masters students and helped to highlight some of the unique careers and continuing education options that are available to them after graduation. The panelists consisted of Meghan O’Brien, MBiotech (Healthcare and Life Sciences Account Executive), Grace Chan, MSc (Clinical Research Coordinator) and Nick Watkins, MSc (Genetic Counsellor). One reoccurring theme from all panelists was about how a Masters degree was a valuable investment and the problem solving skills acquired are highly transferable to many career options outside of the lab.