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Medical School Office Building, 1st Floor
1265 Welch Road
Stanford, CA 94305-5400
(650) 721-1893
(650) 725-3867 fax

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Welcome to the Stanford School of Medicine Career Center

The School of Medicine Career Center provides critical support for the exploration of career options, development of professional skill sets, and connections to opportunities. We house career and professional development resources via in-house and online libraries. Further, as career counselors, we provide insight into the career development and job search process one on one. Finally, we partner with alumni, faculty, and experts in myriad fields around discussion groups and curricular efforts. This curriculum, aimed at increasing awareness of and marketability for these various options, supplements an already strong scientific foundation with innovative and practical skill sets. Through all of our services and offerings, we empower our trainees in both defining their individual passions and short and long term goals as well as those impacting other organizations, cultures, and communities regardless of external expectations of career choice.

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Ace Your Interview (workshop)

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Transitions: Industry Interviews (Workshop)

Monday, February 6, 2017, 5:00-7:00pm

LKSC 120

This workshop is for trainees who plan to interview for industry positions in 2017.

Want to learn how to ace your industry interviews?

This hands-on workshop will teach you what you need to know to rock your industry job interviews! You'll learn how to prepare for an interview, understand interviewing strategy, and respond to behavioral questions. You'll learn what employers look for and how to target your answers. Most important, you'll get to practice interviewing and leave feeling confident about your skills.

5:00pm-5:30pm: Interview tips, preparation, and strategy (lecture)
5:30pm-7:00pm: Small-group interview practice:
"Tell me about yourself."
"Why are you a good candidate?/Why should we hire you?"
"Tell me about a time you had a disagreement with your PI."
"Why do you want this position?"

Please bring to the workshop:
1. A job description for a position that interests you
2. Three reasons why you're interested in this position and two reasons why you want to work for this organization.

Register online

Questions? Please email Debra Rosenfeld at

Preparation & Practice: Biotechnology Business and Finance (SOMGEN 239)

Winter Quarter, Tuesdays, 3-5pm

Y2E2 Rm. 111

glean the skills business/finance recruiters want you to have!

Taught by industry leader Todd Meyerrose, PhD (VP, PG4 Capital/Stanford Consulting Associate Professor), this course combines lecture with case study and hands-on projects to examine the necessary skills and practical steps to succeed in the biotechnology business and finance fields. Per trainee feedback, this year's coursework has been revamped to help participants better understand the biotechnology industry, increase familiarity with business terminology, network with leading investment and business practitioners, and develop a final portfolio of important skill sets such as: business development, strategy, valuation, interpersonal dynamics, and more. Supplemental MOOC materials and homework are kept to a minimum.

This 10-week class is by application only, due at noon on 12/14/16 deadline extended: Apply online

Participants will be notified of acceptance by 12/19/16 at 5pm. Once notified, MD/PhD students may register in AXESS; postdocs are required to pay $250 up front (refundable after completion of attendance and assignment requirements)

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