Career & Professional Development Center

New! Entrepreneurship, Technology and the Law Class

This highly regarded interdisciplinary course, jointly offered by the University of Portland, Oregon Health &Science University, and Lewis and Clark Law School is designed for people wishing to learn how to successfully turn ideas or research into ventures, devices, and therapies. The course engages masters and doctoral students, along with interested faculty and staff, combining theory and practice in an environment where academics are balanced with real world experience. During the course, students work on their own and in teams to learn about intellectual property protection, entity formation, licensing, employment, distribution and partnerships. Successful OHSU applicants will take the course for free!

Course meets Monday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 PM from Jan 9 to May 5th in the CLSB.

Full description here.

To apply:

  • Letter of intent, outlining your interest and goals.
  • Letter from your PI, indicating support of the applicant, acknowledging that the student fits the necessary requirements. This may be sent as an email directly to Jackie Wirz (
  • Up to date resume

Send all materials to Jackie Wirz ( by December 31st.

Fellowship Incentive Program!

Writing a fellowship proposal this year? Get $300 for your application!

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the Fellowship Incentive Program. We will provide a monetary incentive for students to apply for individual fellowships funded by extramural agencies or foundations. Graduate students who apply for an individual fellowship that provides stipend support will be awarded $300. For more information, check out the program announcement here.

To qualify for this award, the application must be reviewed prior to submission by the student's program director, who must provide a written letter of support to the Assistant Dean testifying that the application is considered to be competitive. After submission of the grant application, the student will provide a PDF of the application and other supporting documents to graduate studies office. The incentive reward will be authorized when the student provides evidence that the application has been received by the granting agency. The $300 may be awarded only once per student. A total of 40 awards are available during the pilot FY 17 fiscal year.


The Career and Professional Development Center serves graduate students in four key ways:

1) Professional Skill Development: We offering training sessions and resources to help you develop the professional skills you need to succeed as a researcher, including instruction on leadership, presentation skills and writing.

2) Career Planning: It is our goal to help you find rewarding jobs that match your interests, skills, and talents.

3) Individual Development Plans: We will help you complete, evaluate and implement your individual development plan (IDP).  Your IDP will help you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

4) Student Affairs: We provide counseling for professional development, career planning, and student affairs. 

Contact the Career & Professional Development Center 

Jackie Wirz, PhD |

Mac Hall 4158 | 503.494.3443 | 503.201.3543