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Intraprofessional leadership work-study opportunity: Apply to become a Health Professional Career Peer Today!


May 27, 2021

Are you a work study eligible health professional student looking for a flexible remote work study job?

For busy health professional students who've wondered how they can simultaneously prioritize their academic training while building their CV, strengthening their professional development skills, and have built in flexibility, plus get paid, this work study opportunity with OCPD has all the elements to achieve those goals.

OCPD's Health Professional Team is looking to hire 4 new Career Peer Advisors for the upcoming year. One work study eligible student will be hired in each of the following programs:

  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Physical Therapy

For more information on what a Career Peer does and how to apply check out our video and scan the job description QR code in the video.


What We're Talking About

How do I obtain a strong letter of recommendation/reference?

May 28, 2021

Career Counselor Sara AyaziThis month’s tip is on obtaining a strong letter of recommendation or reference. Letters of recommendation are often requested for residency, scholarship, and graduate school applications, while references are generally requested when applying for employment/postdoctoral scholar positions...

Should I include an "Interests" section on my resume/CV?

April 30, 2021

Career Counselor Sara AyaziThis month’s tip is on whether to include an “Interests” section on a resume/CV. There are a number of different opinions on this topic.* An “Interests” section is optional, and can be included if you have room on your resume/CV. I believe it is one of the most underestimated sections. The...


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Pfizer Inc.

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University of California, Irvine

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