MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS21 1162 Effective Career Planning

To be determined. Two semester hours. Fall, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisite: Must be a post candidacy student.

This course will expose students to essential information that will complement their other didactic and laboratory-based training to prepare them for their next career chapter. All sessions will be offered in an interactive format.   Students will learn to define their ideal career by exploring available paths inside and outside of academia; craft a goal-oriented “Individual Development Plan” & target application packages; develop an effective network; improve skills for interviewing as well as negotiation and improve their self-awareness by identifying their top skills, strengths, interests, and values. Students are expected to finish various tasks and written/oral assignments relevant to each topic covered during the course and generate a presentation on their individual development plans as their final exam.