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: career planning (IDPs, networking, job search strategies, setting goals, etc.), job materials review (cover letter, resume/CV, diversity statement, teaching statement, etc.), presentation practice, interview practice, negotiating, transitions and exit strategies, managing mentoring relationships, time management, assertiveness, and resilience.

  • Graduate Students
  • Postdocs
  • Prospective Grad Students and Postdocs

About the Office

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