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. 

BGREAT & OPD Fall 2020 Events and Series

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.

All appointments are taking place virtually at this time. 

  • 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 | Twitter @UMNMedOPD | phone: 612-625-2297