Graduate Student and Postdoc Career Resources

The Career Center is here to support you in your career search, whether you are looking for an academic or non-academic job. We offer a range of services to assist you in your process:

Women’s Leadership Forum

Gain the skills to get to the next level in your career, focus on your authentic purpose and leverage the strengths that will get you there. Together with other like-minded leaders, you’ll expand your readiness for higher-level positions within your organization via leadership topics relating to your own active career progression as well as skills necessary when leading larger teams.

This program is comprised of six key topics and held as four in-person sessions and two live-virtual sessions hosted via zoom.

Sessions include a thought-provoking mix of lecture, case studies, break-out discussions, role-play exercises, and guest speakers. Live class material is augmented by a variety of independent activities, executive coaching, and videos, all of which are designed and timed to enhance your integration and mastery of key learning points and skills application. You’ll finish the program with a clear understanding of the unique value you add to an organization and a career strategy that is rooted in your personal strengths and priorities.

The Color of Sexual Violence with Dr. Gladys Smith: Summary

Written By Kaci Martin – summary of ‘the color of sexual violence with Dr. Gladys Smith’. Takeaway points and available resources are listed.

Washu Med Mental Health Services

The professional staff members of the Student Health Counseling works with students to resolve personal and interpersonal difficulties, many of which can affect their academic experience. These include conflicts with or worry about friends or family, concerns about eating or drinking patterns, and feelings of anxiety and depression. In addition, international students may find living in a new culture stressful. Although some concerns are more frequent than others, students’ experiences are as varied as the students themselves. Staff members help each person figure out her or his own situation. Services include individual, group, and couples counseling, crisis counseling, and referrals.

Forum for Women in Medicine

The Forum for Women in Medicine was created in 2014 to support the professional and personal development of the women trainees in the Department of Medicine. FWIM will host workshops, lectures, and networking events throughout the academic year to provide career development guidance, facilitate mentoring opportunities and foster a sense of camaraderie within the women in the training program. I hope that through these informative events, we will cultivate an academic culture that empowers women trainees now and in the years to come.

Advancing Women in Academic Medicine

The Advancing Women in Academic Medicine (AWAM) program actively identifies and provides guidance to women fellows and faculty within the Department of Medicine to achieve leadership opportunities on institutional, local, national and international levels with the intention of achieving representation, professional rank, and compensation equal to that of their male counterparts.

Resources for Leadership Development for Women in Academic Biomedicine

From 2023 Symposium on Gender Equity For International Women’s Day – from Sandra K. Masur, PhD, March 2023,