New and Noteworthy

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...

Uncomfortable in networking situations? New videos from OCPD intern, Jaysón Davidson, can help!

January 09, 2024
Jaysón 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...

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...


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Date: May 30, 2024
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