Take Charge of Your Career


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?

OCPD 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 career.ucsf.edu for the latest.

Where to go
OCPD has offices located on the Parnassus campus (Medical Sciences Building, Room S-140) and on the Mission Bay campus (Community Center, Room CC310). Schedule an appointment online at career.ucsf.edu.

What should you do first?

  • Check out the website for resume samples and the annual program calendar.

  • Come to OCPD workshops. Come to the monthly “Take Charge of Your Career: Getting Started” workshops, to help you jump start developing your career plan while at UCSF. Come for the lunch and leave with a career plan. Check out career.ucsf.edu to find out when the next one occurs.

  • Join the OCPD listservs. Get upcoming networking and career development events in your mailbox. Visit career.ucsf.edu/listservs to sign up to get school & program specific information.

  • Connect! Like OCPD on Facebook at UCSFOCPD, follow OCP on twitter @UCSFOCPD and join the LinkedIn Group, the UCSF Alumni Network — current students and postdocs are definitely welcome — for conversations and connections with over 2,500 UCSF alumni worldwide! Reach OCPD by phone at (415) 476-4986 or email [email protected]