New and Noteworthy

Looking for tips for navigating career exploration?

By OCPD on March 24, 2023
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.

OCPD Launches Peer Teams

March 02, 2023
This winter quarter the Office of Career and Professional Development at UCSF piloted peer teams as a new way for students and postdocs to engage with each other through professional development. Seven peer teams kicked off in January and will conclude at the end of March 2023. With the success of...

Grow your professional community during National Mentoring Month in January

By OCPD Staff on December 22, 2022
January is National Mentorship Month! Every student and postdoc could benefit from having a mentor in their circle of support, so we're celebrating with opportunities for UCSF trainees to learn the skills to build their own professional community. In collaboration with Student Academic Affairs,...

Program supporting first-year UCSF grad students in their lab rotations presented at national conference

By OCPD Staff on August 05, 2022
Ray Care, PhD, program director, PhD career and professional development, along with D’Anne Duncan, PhD, assistant dean for diversity and learner success, presented a member generated session deep-dive talk at the 2022 Graduate Career Consortium Annual Conference. The Graduate Career Consortium...

OCPD Creates New Tool for Evaluating Multiple Opportunities

April 12, 2022
Early users of the tool report that it has helped them discover new perspectives on their career decisions. The process of identifying criteria for the decision and then weighting and scoring those criteria can bring greater clarity to evaluating multiple opportunities and ultimately making a...

Are you writing an NIH grant?

By Ray Care on March 23, 2022
Know what you're aiming for!

Looking to connect with professionals in your field in 2022?

By OCPD on January 03, 2022
Happy New Year!! If, in this season of resolutions and new initiatives, you are looking for ways to explore career paths, connect with UCSF alums, or build your professional community, or perhaps all three, we have a resource for you.

How far back do I go on my resume/CV?

By Sara Ayazi on August 31, 2021
This month’s career tip is how far back to go on your resume/CV. If you are grappling with this question, you are not alone! This is one of the most commonly asked questions I receive at OCPD and there are a lot of different schools of thought on this topic. My very first career tip was on this...

How do I establish myself in a new position?

By Sara Ayazi on July 29, 2021
This month’s tip is on how to establish yourself in a new position. Whether you are starting an internship, residency, or new job, below are several tips that can help you successfully transition into this new role.

Updated timeline shows graduate students how and when to engage OCPD

By Rachel Care on July 28, 2021
This resource is updated frequently. For current timelines, including text versions, please visit: Timeline for Engaging OCPD We've recently updated our timeline for graduate students in basic and biomedical science PhD programs! It shows the full array of OCPD's programs and resources laid out...