Office of Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development (OPD) provides biomedical graduate students and postdoctoral trainees with resources and opportunities in career education and professional development. 

Contact the OPD for help with:

  • Strategies to succeed in graduate and postdoctoral training, such as managing mentoring relationships, time management, assertiveness, and resilience
  • Exploring career options in the biomedical sciences
  • Finding and transitioning to your next opportunity, including cover letter/resume/CV feedback and interviewing/negotiating practice
  • Graduate Students
  • Postdocs
  • Prospective Grad Students and Postdocs
  • Faculty

About the Office

Contact the Office of Professional Development
Sharolyn Kawakami-Schulz, PhD, Director | sharolyn@umn.edu
Jenna Hicks, PhD, Program Manager | richt310@umn.edu
Twitter @UMNMedOPD | phone: 612-625-2297