New and Noteworthy

Sara's Career Tip of the Month: Finding a 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 careertip. 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 Clinical Career Tip of the Month: Cover Letters!

By Sara Ayazi on December 12, 2019
This month’s tip is on cover letters/letters of intent (“cover letter”). We recently received the following question from a UCSF health professional student:  "I am applying to a job that requires a cover letter. Do you have recommendations of who to address the letter to when this information is...

OCPD's Innovative Approach to Preparing Trainees for Academic Careers Wins AAMC Recognition

November 27, 2019
Laurence Clement, PhD, director of research in career education and program director of academic career development in the UC San Francisco Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD), has received a 2019 Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Innovatio

Career Tip: How do I gracefully exit a conversation at a networking event?

By Sara Ayazi on October 02, 2019
Hi there! I'm Sara Ayazi. As a career counselor at the Office of Career and Professional Development, my goal is to help you navigate your career successfully!

Upcoming Events


Every Month Series: Navigating the Application to Your Career in Industry (Parnassus)

Date: January 22, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Having a Career Conversation with Your Research Mentor (Mission Bay)

Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Networking at a Mixer (Parnassus)

Date: January 28, 2020
Time: 12-1pm