Please note: The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will now be called "UT Health San Antonio."

Career Planning Resources

Office of Career Development Overview

This booklet outlines the basics of the office and the programming available. This is a great resource for trainees who are looking to understand what is currently available. 

The Career Series

5 Transferrable Skills From Your Ph.D. 

The Top 5 transferrable skills from your Ph.D. and graduate education to mention in your interview and on your C.V. and/or resume. 


7 Tips on How To Improve Your LinkedIn Page

In today's market, it is key to have a functioning and updated LinkedIn profile, learn tips on how to improve yours.

8 Tips for Effective Professional Introductions

The key to a successful first impression can often be the initial 60 second introduction that one has. Use these tips at professional conferences and networking events.

10 Tips To Cope With Stress in Graduate Training

What options do you have when a period of high demand and potential chronic stress (like graduate training or other life events) cannot be avoided? You have no choice but to face it head-on and figure out how to cope.

12 Tips For Career Success For Scientists

Dr. Teresa Evans provides 12 tips for career success for scientists. 


15 Tips To Help Your Resume Stand Out

Need help with your resume or C.V.? Here are 15 helpful tips to help your resume stand out. 

How To Network Better As a Scientist

Introductions should change based on where you are. Ten seconds of bravery will get you a long way.

Is There Such a Thing As Work-Life Balance for Scientists?

Don't strive for work-life balance, rather to strive for work-life integration. Read 7 tips to help you integrate your work and life.   

How to Trick People Into Thinking That You're Not A Graduate Student

Dr. Teresa Evans explains how to make the transition from graduate student to the working world. 

Job Interview Help

This handout provides a list of frequently asked interview questions that can be used to prepare for both real and mock interviews.  

Self-Branding & Professional Social Media: Tips for Graduate Students

Use social media as a space to promote your research and establish yourself as an expert in the field. 

Paparazzi Calling: Communicating Your Discoveries to the Media

Read 8 helpful tips for getting science news coverage from the press.

Finding Your What's Next

Dr. Teresa Evans talks about the idea of reinventing one’s self and career during the transition into life after your diploma.

Advising Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows on Career Options

Learn about how career planning can help you improve your career options. 

Other Resources 

8 Self Assessments You Need To Improve At Work

Harvard Business Review pulled together together several of HBR’s best assessments and quizzes to help give you a sense of what you need to work on and how to go about it.

AAAS Career Basics Booklet

This 80-page booklet has all the information that you need to get your career on the right track. Articles and resource lists provide information on choosing a career path, marketing yourself, identifying skills needed in different career paths, and understanding diversity issues.

Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Development

Advice on how to achieve scientific independence including postdoctoral training, grant writing, lab management, and effective communication.

Career Toolkits for Researchers

This toolkit from is an interactive guide to help you formulate an ongoing career strategy.

Career Trends: Developing Your Skills

A Science Careers booklet that examines the skills needed for students, postdocs, and faculty to help transition to their next career phase.  

English Communication for Scientists

English Communication for Scientists is a brief guide on how to communicate more effectively in English, no matter how much previous experience you have.

Global Academics Careers Guide 

This toolkit from provides essential advice & top tips for academics looking to expand their horizons overseas. 

HHMI Resources for the Development of Early-Career Scientists

This website can help new investigators “make the right moves” and assist those who take on the important task of providing early-career researchers with scientific management training.

Know Your Personality Type

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is a commonly used tool for determining personality preferences.  You can use this free tool to get started investigating your type and preferences.  

Medical/Dental Program Interview Help

It is important to practice for any type of interview and this handout provides tips as well as sample questions for use to prepare for both real and mock interviews.  

Networking Diagram

A diagram to help you navigate the room from Diane Darling.  

NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) Resources

The OITE is a flagship resource of Career Development in the biomedical sciences. 

Research Publications Planner

This toolkit from provides you with charts to create a long-term plan, conference plan, and minor publications before you start writing. 

Young Scientist Survival Kit

A toolkit on how to design effective scientific presentations, take risks, pick a graduate advisor, and careers outside the lab. 

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