Career and Professional Development - Resources and Opportunities

The OUHSC Graduate College aims to assist Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows in comprehensive training, not only in their direct graduate discipline but also in career and professional development opportunities. This page will serve as an online space for available resources that trainees may be interested in over the course of their training experience at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Curated Book List - Available to check out in the HSC Bird Library - click here for categories and titles

In collaboration with the Robert M. Bird Library, the Graduate College has created a curated list of books available for check out at the Bird Library. The call numbers can be found on the Library website for Specialty Collections: Career Development. If you have ideas for additional books you'd like to see added to the list, please email the Graduate College ( or Dr. Gillian Air ( 

"Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Second Edition"

ONLINE COURSES - No Cost for OUHSC Graduate Students

We are pleased to announce that the OUHSC Graduate College is partnering with the AAAS Career Development Center to provide you with STEM-focused, online courses in topics such as career networking, preparing for a job interview, communications and more. The AAAS Career Development Center has designed courses specifically to support you as you establish and progress in your career.

Prepare yourself for today’s job market by learning professional skills that augment what you’ve learned in school – and build your competitive edge. You can access your courses for a full year, and return to them as needed to review lessons.

Available Courses:

  • Career Pathways Program - The Career Pathways Program includes 8 core courses, 2 elective courses and Program-exclusive learning tools.
  • OUHSC Bio Program – Two additional courses:
    • Fundamentals of Bioscience Entrepreneurship
    • How to Make the Most of a Networking Event

 Contact the OUHSC Graduate College at or 405-271-2085 to sign up to receive your course activation code.


Professional & Career Development Seminar Series 

September 14, 2018 - Shari Clifton, "Making Endnote Work for You"

October 25, 2018 - J. Quyen Wickham, "Research Funding: Grantspersonship from Graduate School through Early Career or  How I got a job as a Scientist" 

November 2, 2018 - Robin A. Felder, PhD, "New Approaches to Predict, Diagnose, Prevent, or Manage Hypertension and Salt Sensitivity of Blood Pressure"

November 30, 2018 - Linda Mason, PhD, "Beginning Grantwriting"

December 14, 2018 - Thomas Wavering, "Bring Your Ideas to Reality with the Tom Love Innovation Hub" 

January 18, 2019 - Michelle Staudt, PhD, CCRP, "Professional Etiquette"

February 15, 2019 - Laku Chidambaram, PhD, Ilhan Demiralp, PhD, Amber Hasbrook, and Megan Allen, "Foundations of Business and MBA"

March 15, 2019 - Mary Carter, PhD, "CVs and Resumes" 

April 19, 2019 - Carol D. Curtis, PhD, "Building a Career through Networking"

May 17, 2019 - Chelle' Guttery, PhD, "Students with Disabilities in Professional and Clinical Programs"

June 21, 2019 - Jeff Moore, Susan Moring, Alex Crowe, PhD, and Kimberly McCullor, PhD, "Mastering your Personal Pitch"

July 25, 2019 - Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science 

August 23, 2019 - Jane N. Irungu, PhD, "Let's Thrive: A values-based approach inclusivity"

September 20, 2019 - Kevin C. Wooten, PhD, "Team Science Skills and Strategies: The Future of Scientific Innovation" 

October 18, 2019 - Charlene Wilson and Nathan Bednar, "Let's Talk Real Estate"

November 11, 2019 - Alex Crowe, PhD, "Transitioning from Grad School to Industry" 

November 15, 2019 - Shari Clifton, MLIS, AHIP, "Making Endnote Work for You"

January 17, 2020 - Carmon Drumm, M.Ed., "Self-Care: Balance, Intention, & Meaning"


Contact the Graduate College ( or 405-271-2085 with questions or content ideas.