The Career Advisory Council (CAC) includes
over 40 leaders who provide insights into diverse career paths including: academic
research, technology transfer, industry, medical science liaison, military
research, entrepreneurship, research administration, teaching, science
advocacy, and journalism.
The office has also created a video highlighting
how leaders within the vast bioscience sector of San Antonio have come
together to positively influence career opportunities for trainees.
The OCD, has
sponsoredCareer Development Workshops, throughout the year,that
integrate the expertise of the CAC members as well as that of the OCD Director.
Career Development Workshops provide opportunities for trainees to learn about
effective introductions, resume/C.V. building, and interview skills in an
These skills are essential for the advancement of trainees
into independent professional careers.
It is the goal of the OCD to provide a venue for active practice of
fundamental skills for career success, such as written and oral communication
Events like these are valuable not only to the trainees at UTHSCSA but
also to prospective trainees who are in search of programs to serve as a
platform to advance their careers.
Don't miss our next workshop:
Improve your Interview: How to Put your Best Self Forward in an Interview Setting
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 4-5 p.m., AAB 114/116
The workshop will include an interactive interview process and tips to improve your interview skills.
This symposium attracted over 200 attendees
included undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and
faculty from across Texas and the nation.
The event also included outstanding
keynote presentations by Dr. Sharon Milgram, director of the Office of Intramural Training and Education, NIH and Dr. Jamie Vernon, director of
communications at Sigma Xi.
The primary goal of the two day event was
to showcase not only a wide variety of careers for STEM professionals but also
the importance of strong communication skills in attaining and succeeding in
any STEM career.
See below for the second of two videos at this year's
symposium. Stay tuned for more news from the Office of Career