Career Center

SoMCC Event



Strategic Career Planning and Management: An Introduction to the Career Development Model & Tools and Techniques for Success

Date:   Thursday, March 6, 2008

Time:   12:00 -1:00 PM (Presentation and Q&A)
1:00-1:30 PM (Informal reception)

Location:   Munzer Auditorium, Beckman Center, B050

Sponsor:   School of Medicine Career Center

Event details:  

There are numerous career options for well-trained scientists and clinicians in today’s job market, with a range of opportunities available across academic, industrial, and government settings.  Expertise in scientific and clinical specialties can be great assets in all these settings, while at the same time competition for selective posts is intense across the board.  As such, it is important to cultivate a keen and specific understanding of how/where one’s own training represents the greatest value within a prospective setting, and to develop an individualized “strategic plan for career management” that enables this value to be fully realized and leveraged. 

This program provides a structural overview for developing such an individualized plan, and introduces a reliable 4-step “Career Management Model” that serves as a framework for this process.  In addition, the program provides insights into a myriad of specialized career development tools, techniques, and resources, many of which have been expressly designed for PhD and MD professionals.  As early preparation, or for anyone planning a near-term transition, this program will offer:

  • A methodical approach to the job search and career development process
  • The value behind identifying one’s strengths and passions
  • An introduction into diverse career paths for PhDs and MDs
  • Online job search resources available to the Stanford School of Medicine community through a partnership with the Bio Career Center

About the Speakers:

Suzanne Frasca Hom is Program Coordinator for the School of Medicine Career Center.  In this role, she provides professional career advisement and counsel for Stanford’s medical and life sciences trainees, supporting career development and decision-making, and facilitating transitions from Stanford into multiple employment settings.  A former director for Biosciences Admissions within Graduate Education, her experience with trainees at Stanford Medical School spans more than nine years.  She holds an M.A. in Counseling from Santa Clara University and a B.A. in Art History from UC Santa Cruz.

Nick Folger is founder and President of Bio Career Center (BCC). Established in 2006, it is the first and only career service dedicated to expanding professional options for life science PhDs and MDs.  Adopted and integrated first within the Stanford SoMCC website, BCC offers an array of on-line materials customized for PhD and MD trainees and alumni, providing them with valuable career management information, tools, and resources.  Prior to BCC, Nick founded Edge Sports Corporation and has held positions with Dockers Khakis U.S., Dockers Europe, and Levi Strauss & Co.  He holds an MBA from Stanford, and a B.A., with honors, from Harvard University.

Fee:   Free and open to Stanford ID holders
Additional information and/or registration:   RSVP required. Space is limited, register online

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