Career Development Seminars

Seminars, Workshops and 1-on-1 Sessions

Career planning includes active job searching, applying for postdoc positions, looking for roles in industry etc., exploring what careers were possible, and developing needed transferable skills through University opportunities as well as outside academia. Graduate student and postdoctoral scholar trainees are thus encouraged to participate in the workshops and seminars to bolster their knowledge of career opportunities, increase self-awareness, explore career interests and maximize their success outcomes

To support the career development goals of graduate student and postdoctoral trainees, workshops and seminars are provided to learners multiple times through the Fall and Spring semesters. Workshops include support on: careers for biomedical scientists, how to convert a CV-to-resume, gaining familiarity with various job search tools, and online social networking, among other offerings.  For more information, please contact the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral studies at

GPS Office - Careers - Surveys

Feedback helps identify need for more career planning support

To assess the extent to which graduate students are being supported in their career exploration/development journey and where the Graduate School and Medical Schools programs could improve their support and services, we have collected and analyzed data from surveys of current Ph.D. and Master’s students (2022) and a survey of Ph.D. alumni (2011-2021). Information gathered helps the Medical School to develop better resources and support for our learners. 

Fall 2023 Workshops

How to Network!

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 12:00 P.M. to 1PM CST

Virtual via Zoom

Intimidated by the idea of networking? Unsure of what that even means? You've likely heard that networking is the key to your job search, but what does that truly look like? Come to this workshop to learn the step by step process to networking to apply it to your own job search process. Open to all trainees. 

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