Februa at Almost a PhD says she was disappointed by a recent seminar she attended on alternative career opportunities in the life sciences. The presentation, she says, was a "total flop," because "no one was talking about any specific alternative careers. ... I mean, they could have at least named some of these 'alternative jobs.' I'm sick of just hearing 'industry' or 'government' — those are sectors not jobs!"

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