Navigating Your Time at UCSF

No matter what stage you're in, your time at UCSF is just that - yours! These tools can help you use your time here in the way that's right for you.

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Not sure where to start? Use our timelines!

Our timelines show the full array of OCPD's programs and resources laid out over the duration of a PhD or postdoc in a Gantt-style chart. See what we offer and when we suggest checking it out, and then make a plan for when you'd like to engage with us.

Workplace Navigation: The Strategic Student/Postdoc

This series teaches strategic competencies, such as situational awareness, problem-solving, interest-based negotiation, backward-designing training and professional goals, positioning oneself, managing professional relationships, and navigating organizational politics. Use these workshops and tools to set yourself up for success so that you can focus on your research.

Individual Development Plan (IDP)

A little planning can go a long way! Use this tool to learn about IDPs, find a format that works for you, and use your IDP to have a yearly conversation with your research mentor.

Upcoming Events


Office Hours for Getting Experience: Internships and More (In-person)

Date: February 27, 2024
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.

Virtual Coffee Chat: Launch a Career in Patent Law at Wilson Sonsini

Date: March 21, 2024
Time: 12 - 1 p.m.