New and Noteworthy

Find and Recruit Alumni Speakers Using UCSF Connect

October 19, 2020
As the official networking platform for the UCSF community, UCSF Connect helps students obtain support from alums as they explore different career paths and build their professional networks! This support can take many different forms, from informational interviews to connecting with potential...

How do I answer the "Tell us about yourself" interview question?

By Sara Ayazi on September 22, 2020
Due to the open-ended nature of this question, knowing how to respond to this question can be challenging. How far back do I go? Do I bring up personal information like where I was born or how many siblings I have? How much information should I include? With every interview, the goal is to show...

How do I strengthen my LinkedIn profile?

By Sara Ayazi on August 26, 2020
Due to the pandemic, we do not have as many in-person opportunities to network. Because of that, we are all looking for different ways to find and develop relationships with professionals in our field. One way to do so is through LinkedIn.

How do I highlight my accomplishments on a CV/resume?

By Sara Ayazi on July 22, 2020
One of the most effective ways to help your CV/resume stand out is to highlight your relevant accomplishments when describing your experiences. A CV/resume does not only tell the story of what you did. It should also tell a story of how well you did it. By demonstrating your accomplishments, the...

How Can We Serve As Allies?

By Sara Ayazi on 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. I find myself constantly returning...

How do I stand out during a video interview?

By Sara Ayazi on May 19, 2020
Video interviews have risen in popularity over the years and, due to the pandemic, many employers and residency programs are exclusively utilizing this format in place of in-person interviews. The interview process can feel intimidating. These tips can help alleviate stress on the day of the video...

How do I write a networking request that will get noticed?

By Sara Ayazi on April 28, 2020
As we make our way through these challenging times, in-person opportunities to meet professionals in our desired field have been limited. Due to that, many people are looking for alternative ways to expand their professional network, including finding and connecting with individuals virtually....

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.

How do I move forward in my career during these uncertain times?

By Sara Ayazi on March 24, 2020
With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, this month’s tip is on how to move forward in your career during these uncertain times.          Here are three tips that may help:

How do I calm my "interview nerves"?

By Sara Ayazi on February 19, 2020
A fellow health professional student recently asked if the following question can be shared in February's Career Tip of the Month: “I get so nervous during interviews. I have my first interview coming up next week. Any tips on how to calm my nerves during the interview process?” You are not...