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Appointments with cBCD staff

We are happy to meet individually with any current or former Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student or postdoc.  

What might we discuss in an appointment?

In an appointment, you can discuss anything related to your career development. Common topics include:

  • Your Individual Development Plan
  • Feedback on your CV, resume, biosketch, cover letter, teaching philosophy statement, or other job search materials
  • Strategies for obtaining additional experience needed for your future career of interest
  • Planning for an upcoming difficult conversation with a colleague or mentor
  • Preparing for a career transition
  • Preparing or practicing for an interview
  • Discussing an offer letter, interviewing, and negotiation

Appointments are typically 30 minutes long. The number of appointments is limited to 5 per year for current students and postdocs, and 2 per year for former students and postdocs.

To schedule an appointment

Appointments with cBCD staff are scheduled by Nadia Rukarangira

Additional sources of support at UMass Chan

For students: Student counseling services & Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Office of Academic Affairs (Dr. Mary Ellen Lane)

For postdocs: Employee assistance program & Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Office for Postdoctoral Scholars