Welcome!  Career & Professional Development, in the Office of Biomedical Graduate Education (OBGE), takes a holistic, strengths-based approach to career planning and development.  It offers an array of tools and services designed to assist students no matter where they are in the career preparation and selection process.   

Counseling and assistance is offered at every step of the process to help students feel confident in their career choice upon graduation. OBGE Career & Professional Development offers:

  • Drop-in appointments every Friday, 10:00 am - noon in the OBGE Conference Room, MSRB III
  • Individual career counseling appointments in MSRB III
  • Career selection and planning assistance
  • Group counseling sessions
  • CliftonStrengths assessment and feedback sessions
  • CV, resume and cover letter reviews
  • Graduate application writing help
  • Networking advice and training
  • Mock interviews
  • Biomedical PhD-specific career programming
  • Mentoring opportunities 

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For more information, contact:


​Heather Nickel, MA
Senior Career Specialist, Office of Biomedical Graduate Education (OBGE)
DUMC 103855