Biosciences graduate students, alumni, and trainee spouses are invited to use our one-hour appointments with a career advisor. Our advisors have an understanding of how personal issues affect academic/career progress as well as a breadth of knowledge about the professional opportunities available to students in the biosciences. Speaking with an advisor in a confidential setting about your personal career concerns can help you clarify your priorities, define your goals, prepare your credentials (CV, resume, cover letter), help you organize your individualized career development and transition, and more.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please include your availability for an appointment in the upcoming two weeks, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Medical and life-science graduate students, postdocs, alumni, and trainee spouses may make use of our 15-minute, drop-in CV/résumé review appointments in the School of Medicine Career Center on the days listed below. Signups begin half an hour before walk-ins.
Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon
In advising sessions, an advisor may administer and interpret your career and personal interests, skills, and values using the following assessments:
The MBTI uses a four-letter code to help those taking the assessment identify their personal preferences for decision-making, communicating, and interacting with the world. This information can then be translated into professional fit and interests. The MBTI can be taken online at no cost, and results must be obtained and reviewed in a one-hour consultation appointment.
The SII compares a person's professional, leisure, and educational interests with those employed in particular fields. Based on similar interest patterns, the test can be used to evaluate potential interest and satisfaction in various occupations. The SII can be taken online at no cost, and results must be obtained and reviewed in a one-hour consultation appointment.
The Knowdell Motivated Skills Card Sort is a quick and easy way to identify the areas that are central to personal and career satisfaction and success. Based on experience, feedback, and instinct, clients use the cards to assess their proficiency and motivation in 51 transferable skills areas. This card sort is taken at no cost and administered and reviewed in the office during a one-hour consultation appointment.
The Knowdell Career Values Card Sort is a simple tool that allows one to prioritize their values in as little as five minutes. Fifty-four variables of work satisfaction—such as time freedom, precision work, power, technical competence, and public contact—are listed and described. This is an effective tool for job-seekers, those fine-tuning their present jobs, and career-changers at all ages and stages. This card sort is taken at no cost and administered and reviewed in the office during a one-hour consultation appointment.
CareerLeader is a fully integrated approach to business career self-assessment, built on the premise that one's interests, motivators, and skills will drive one's future career success and satisfaction. Based on over 50 collective years of scientific research and career-development experience, CareerLeader has been designed to:
This assessment is administered in the Biotechnology Business and Finance class during the winter quarter or by request.
The TKI is a helpful assessment for understanding how different conflict-handling styles affect interpersonal and group dynamics. It can also go beyond conflict management to support one's team building, leadership and coaching, as well as retention goals. This assessment is administered in the Biotechnology Business and Finance class during the winter quarter or by request.
Coming soon! StrengthsQuest will help a trainee gain insight into one's areas of greatest potential—the things that one naturally does best. It provides valuable information about who you are and gives you clues to the type of work environment in which you are most likely to thrive. This assessment can be taken online at no cost, and results must be obtained and reviewed in a one-hour consultation appointment.