Career & Professional Development Center

New! Practicum Opportunity

Interested in a structured experience in Science Communications? Apply for our Science Communications Practicum to gain valuable experience, skills, and a byline with your name. 

*Deadline extended to June 30th, 2016*

For detailed information including how to apply for the practicum, please download the full announcement here. Send all application materials to


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 Portal

Jackie Wirz, PhD |

Mac Hall 4166 | 503.494.3443 | 503.201.3543