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We've had a staffing change

May 13, 2024

Our esteemed colleague Linda Louie, PhD, Assistant Director, PhD Career and Professional Development, has started the next chapter in her career. We thank her for her incredible contributions to our community and wish her all the best in her new role at the Berkeley Lab!

The search for a new Assistant Director, PhD Career and Professional Development, has begun, and we plan to have this role filled in the fall of 2024. In the meantime, updates about our programs, services and resources will continue to be sent via email. If you are not currently on our email list, we encourage you to sign-up.

During this period of transition the wait for a Career Consultation Appointment may be longer than normal. However, frequent drop-in OCPD Office Hours designed to...

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...


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