Career & Professional Development Center

Catalyze Your Career Workshop and Career Networking Night

Join us for the Catalyze Your Career Workshop, November 8 and 9, to learn more about career options for PhDs, network with others, and gain skills to help you plan for your future career! Sessions will include Networking 101, Making Your Elevator Pitch, Resume / Cover Letter Writing, as well as two panels exploring career paths with experts from Google, Novartis, Intel, and Klarkwist. Included in the workshop is the the OHSU Alumni Association Career Networking Night. This annual event will bring 20 career experts in for structured networking in a casual setting.

Registration is just $15, and covers breakfasts and lunches. Register by Friday, September 27th at

Preliminary agenda can be found here.


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 has been extended for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Year! 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, please email Jackie.


The Career and Professional Development Center serves you 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 Information:

Jackie Wirz, PhD |

Mac Hall 4158 | 503.494.3443