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. Michelle Staudt (

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.


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"


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