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Uncomfortable in networking situations? New videos from OCPD intern, Jaysón Davidson, can help!

January 9, 2024

Jaysón Davidson standing in front of network sculpture made from electrical conduit and lightbulbsJaysón Davidson, a PhD candidate in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics, and a member of the Career and Professional Development Leadership Program at the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), has created a series of short videos designed to empower UCSF students and postdoctoral scholars to network with confidence.

Davidson describes how his work around networking arose by saying “…students expressed their concern with networking at conferences, science workshops, and on campus. I wanted to find a way to help ease the uncomfortability that students have with networking.”

This video series builds on earlier work by Davidson, including an in-person...

Looking for tips for navigating career exploration?

March 24, 2023

Linda Louie
Linda Louie, PhD

Linda Louie, PhD, the program director for career exploration here at the Office for Career and Professional Development has just published, “Strategies for Career Exploration in Uncertain Times,” at Inside Higher Ed.

Louie, who relates her own experiences navigating career exploration when she was a grad student, offers four concrete strategies to avoid faulty assumptions and clearly examine the best options available.

Read the full essay, explore our resources...


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