Graduate Career Development

The UT Southwestern Graduate Career Development Office is available to all graduate students and postdoctoral appointees. The Career Development Office provides a range of services, including resume and CV preparation, evaluation of seminars, as well as information on both academia and careers beyond the bench. The office is housed in NL3.236.

Resources are accessible internally to the institution on the intranet here.

We are committed to helping our students and postdoctoral appointees achieve their ultimate goal: a promising and successful career in science.

Message from the Assistant Dean

Natalie Lundsteen
Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to helping our students and postdoctoral appointees achieve their ultimate goal: a promising and successful career in science. Our career development resources are intended to prepare students and postdocs in the biomedical sciences for careers in academic research and beyond.

We provide resources and opportunities including seminars, workshops, and one-on-one advising appointments, with the goal of helping individuals:

  • Identify and develop the practical skills required for a range of science careers
  • Prepare for the academic job search
  • Explore occupations and industries beyond academic research
  • Assess and reflect upon personal factors including values, strengths, and skills in order to assist in choosing a career path

Keep in mind that there is no single path to take to find the right career. Identifying your career options, interests, and preferences is up to you, so take advantage of career resources at UTSW.

Natalie Lundsteen, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Graduate School: Ph.D., University of Oxford

Career Development Team
Kayla Jackson
Training Coordinator
kayla.jackson@utsouthwestern.edu

Lisa Gardner, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean
lisa.gardner@utsouthwestern.edu

Chris Weirich, Ph.D.
Fellowships Coordinator
christine.weirich@utsouthwestern.edu

Paul Williams
Senior Administrative Associate
paul.williams@utsouthwestern.edu

Ashley Lakoduk
Graduate Student Intern
ashley.lakoduk@utsouthwestern.edu