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Professional Development

The SGPS Dean's Office coordinates and implements professional development activities for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. The office provides logistical and financial support of these activities as well. Activities are planned with input from graduate students and the Postdoctoral Steering Committee.

A number of continuing and ad hoc professional development activities occur each year. Look for notices throughout the campus on upcoming events.

Ongoing professional development activities and resources include:

Recent professional development activities have included:

  • Career Development - New Faculty Panel Discussion
  • Career Development Roundtable - Dr. Amy Hauck Newman - Deputy Scientific Director at NIH
  • Career Development Round Table - Opportunities for PhD Scientists in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Career Development Workshop - Phil Clifford - Individual Development Planning - What Got You Here Won't Get You There
  • Career Development Q&A Coffee Break - Dr. Yevgeniya Koshman, Senior Scientist II in Safety Pharmacology at Abbvie's Integrated Science and Technology (iSAT) division
  • NPAW Career Development Lunch-n-Learn: Regulatory Affairs Overview - Anoop Padival, PhD - Manager, Global Labeling Strategy in Regulatory Affairs, AbbVie
  • Interviewing Skills Interviewing Skills for Postdocs and Graduate Students - Kristen Mighty, PhD - Northwestern University
  • Opportunities for PhD Scientists in Pharmaceutical Industry- Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • COP Seminar - Career Paths in Intellectual Property - Dr. Carrie Roskamp, Patent Agent at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Get A Job 101: Industry
  • Get A Job 102: Academia
  • Get A Job 103: Diverse Career Opportunities
  • NPAW Networking Event: Escape Room
  • NPAW Networking Event: Postdoc/Mentor Networking Breakfast