Professional Development

Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO)

PDCO Website



The PDCO provides professional development and career services to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health. The offer many resources to students and trainees, including one on one career counselling appointments, grant writing workshops, career fairs, resume advice, LinkedIn clinics, mock interviews, and more. It is never too early or too late to start preparing for your future.

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Biomedical Careers Initiative (BCI)


BCI Website



The BCI program aims to provide information and facilitate training and networking for the broad range of careers available to Ph.D. students upon graduation. The BCI offers short-term internships (approx. 3 months) in areas such as industry R&D, consulting, patent law, science outreach, science communication and more. Internships are paid opportunities, where the company will support your stipend and healthcare insurance.

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Individual Development Plans (IDP’s)

Additionally, Individual Development Plans give advice about different careers. You are encouraged to complete this annually and discuss with your advisor.

Individual Development Plan




Additional Career Resources

JHSPH Career Office

Carey Business School Career Office

Homewood Career Office