New and Noteworthy

How Can We Serve As Allies?

June 16, 2020
Like many of you, I have been overwhelmed by news of the tragic deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and George Floyd. I am also encouraged to learn how communities across the country are taking a stand to address systemic racism and injustice.

How do I stand out during a video interview?

May 19, 2020
I'm Sara Ayazi. As a career counselor at the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), my goal is to help you navigate your career successfully!   Each month, I will be sending UCSF health professional students a career tip. This month’s tip is on how to prepare for a video interview.

Sara's Career Tip: How do I write a networking request that will get noticed?

April 28, 2020
Hi there! I'm Sara Ayazi. As a career counselor at the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), my goal is to help you navigate your career successfully! Each month, I will be sending UCSF health professional students a career tip. This month’s tip is on how to create a networking...

The Latest: Supporting Research Trainees during COVID

April 04, 2020
Since the COVID Shelter in Place mandate, we've been focused on identifying and responding to UCSF students and Postdocs career questions and concerns during the disruption.

Sara's Career Tip: How do I move forward in my career during these uncertain times?

March 24, 2020
Hi there! I'm Sara Ayazi. As a career counselor at the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), my goal is to help you navigate your career successfully! Each month, I will be sending UCSF health professional students a career tip. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, this month’s tip...

Sara's Career Tip: How do I calm my "interview nerves"?

February 19, 2020
Hi there! I'm Sara Ayazi. As a career counselor at the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), my goal is to help you navigate your career successfully!

Sara's Career Tip: How do I ask someone to be my mentor?

By Sara Ayazi on January 16, 2020
Hi there! I'm Sara Ayazi. As a career counselor at the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), my goal is to help you navigate your career successfully!  Each month, I will be sending UCSF health professional students a career tip. In honor of National Mentoring Month, January’s ...

New Workshop Alert: Teaching trainees how to have a career conversation with their research mentor

January 06, 2020
Everyone says it - students and postdocs should be having career conversations with their research mentor/PI. The challenge for students and postdocs is figuring out how best to bring up the topic and facilitate this important convesation.

What the Numbers Say: 27% of UCSF Postdocs Utilize the OCPD

December 30, 2019
We think that every UCSF postdoc should take one-two hours a month to invest in themselves and their own career and professional development.

Sara's Career Tip of the Month: Cover Letters!

By Sara Ayazi on December 12, 2019
Hi there! I'm Sara Ayazi. As a career counselor at the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), my goal is to help you navigate your career successfully!  Each month, I will be sending UCSF health professional students a career tip. 

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