Getting Where You Want to Be

Audra Johnson, a former UCSF postdocWith an advanced degree from UCSF, a wide range of careers will be open to you. Don't wait until the last year of your program to prepare for what comes after - start now. 


Are you unsure which career path to choose? Or perhaps you know where you want to go, but not how to get there. Gain insights through career exploration; learn about effective job search strategies; or hone your interviewing skills, by taking full advantage of the robust resources offered by the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD). Be sure to sign up for OCPD's listserv, to find out about future workshops and programs.

Share your insights with the campus community, flex your creative muscles, and hone your communications skills at the same time, by writing for the student news website, Synapse.

Get leadership experience and connect with your peers by participating in student government, or even become a student regent. Student Life can help show you how. 

Sometimes, it really is "who you know." Build relationships that will boost your career success and expand your professional networks now. It's never too early (or too late) to join UCSF Connect, the official social networking platform of the campus and alumni community.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many physical office locations at UCSF are temporarily closed or are operating on a reduced schedule; however, the student services you need are still available online. See a directory of UCSF student services websites.