Professional Development Programs

Careers à la carte is an informal venue where two professionals discuss their career path and experiences in a specific career field. Speakers will provide a brief (<10 minute) background on their career experiences, while the majority of the program will be an interactive dialogue based on the audience questions. This also provides an opportunity to network with the speakers and other attendees.
This workshop is now replaced by the Health Sciences Leadership Academy for Early Career Faculty.
This workshop series for doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees focuses upon a range of career development topics critical to professional career success.
A year-long professional development program for faculty members that is designed to cultivate a generation of transformative academic leaders through shared leadership training.
This program series is now referred to as the Research Series. This series provides professional development opportunities to enhance your career success and augment critical professional skills.
These seminars highlight the importance of early career planning and professional development. Engaging in career planning and professional development will provide Pitt graduates a competitive advantage when they are ready to enter the workforce, regardless of their career path.
The wide variety of events for postdoctoral scholars and associates provides opportunities to investigate career options, develop professional skills, network with colleagues, and celebrate the research accomplishments.

A series of grant writing and K Award workshops have been designed to meet your career development needs based upon your scientific path and your career stage, i.e., early career, mid career, or senior investigator. Sessions are offered at various times and locations throughout the year. Select the workshops that best meet your professional goals.

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SPRINGBOARD is a yearlong required orientation program for new faculty investigators within the first year of their faculty appointment in the schools of the health sciences. SPRINGBOARD provides opportunities for faculty members to learn about each other’s research, about available research-related and other resources at Pitt and beyond, and to meet key members of our research and administrative community.
An annual event to celebrate and highlight the presence and accomplishments of women in medicine and science at the University; to provide a venue for women to share strengths, talents, and experience; and to foster an academic culture which supports the professional and personal development of women students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and faculty members in medicine and science.
An early morning venue for women faculty, fellows, and students to network across schools and departments. Come to share and learn from your colleagues. Don't miss out on an enlightening forum that will enable you to learn strategies for advancing your career and achieving personal satisfaction from the experiences of other women.