University Boulevard with a median of leafy green trees, lined by UAB campus buildings.We offer an array of professional development opportunities to postdocs and graduate students at UAB. These opportunities are designed to provide you with both individualized attention and feedback, as well as a chance to learn from your colleagues and professionals through workshops and experiences.

Career Consulting

Confidential, one-on-one career counseling is available to all UAB postdocs and Graduate Biomedical Science students. With individualized career counseling, we can help you:

  • clarify and define your career goals
  • research and explore career options
  • identify your strengths and weakness
  • develop a plan for skills development and strategize for ways to implement
  • develop an effective self-marketing campaign, including job search materials (i.e., CV, resume, cover letter)
  • prepare for upcoming interviews

Experiential Education

Gaining experience increases your value to employers. It demonstrates your interest and commitment to the career field and gets your foot in the door with increased abilities, contacts, and/or understanding of the career’s relevance in the organization. The UAB EXPERIENCES Program opens a new website is designed to provide attendees with information about specific career fields as well as opportunities to engage in job simulations, internships, and other experiential learning.

Career Workshops/Presentations

From “Resume Writing” to “How To Dress For An Interview,” there are a variety of workshop/ presentation topics offered to help you with your career goals. See the OPE events calendar for upcoming workshops/presentations.

Student groups and faculty may request workshops or presentations — please contact us for more information.