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OCPD: Take charge of your career!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Your training at UCSF will prepare you to be an excellent clinician or researcher, but did you know that the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) can help you position yourself for a job or residency after you graduate? We help students and postdocs hone their professional skills, explore career paths and prepare for a successful job hunt.

OCPD offers everything from hands-on monthly resume clinics, mock interviews, and career exploration workshops, to teacher training, a grantsmanship series and professional communication sessions. Check out calendar at for the latest!

Where to find us?

OCPD has offices located on the Parnassus campus (Medical Sciences Building, Room S-140) and on the Mission Bay campus (Community Center, Room CC310). You can call (415) 476-4986 or e-mail ( to make an appointment.

What should you do before making an appointment?

  • Check out our website ( for resume samples and our annual program calendar.
  • Come to our workshops! Come to our “Take Charge of Your Career: Getting Started” workshops, to help you jump start developing your career plan while at UCSF. The first is on Friday, October 9th at Mission Bay. 12-1pm, in Mission Hall 1109 with Lunch provided. Register at This workshop occurs every month, rotating between Parnassus and Mission Bay – check our calendar at to find the next one.
  • Join our listservs: Get upcoming networking and career development events in your mailbox! Visit to sign up to get school & program specific information.
  • Connect with us! Like us on Facebook (UCSFOCPD), follow us on twitter (UCSFOCPD)and join our LinkedIn Group, UCSF Alumni Network (current students and postdocs are definitely welcome!) for conversations and connections with over 2,000 UCSF alumni worldwide!

URL:; telephone: (415) 476-4986; email: