Which graduate student hasn’t been asked the question: “Academia or industry?” Once academia was the clear answer with a well-defined path to professorship. But recently a downward trend in funding and space in academic research labs has more students looking for other options. While graduate programs provide support for academic career development, it's often left to students to identify and build the necessary skills for alternative careers. Science Careers has developed a web-based, career-planning platform called theIndividual Development Plan (IDP) and uses it to match qualified scientists to jobs in industry, academia, and government. This great resource allows the undecided to learn about a variety of science professions based on their skills and interests. Once scientists identify potential career pathways, education and mastering new skill sets must occur by doing work outside of the lab.