Under the leadership of Director, Dr. Lindsey Cauthen the Career Development Center offers an extensive portfolio of services to support all students and trainees at Baylor College of Medicine as they transition to the next phases of their career.
Training, Resources, Connections
We work with students and trainees from all Baylor programs to support them in preparing for the next phase of their career.
The Career Development Center complements Baylor College of Medicine’s academic mission by providing the necessary training, resources and connections for students and trainees to achieve their professional goals and develop meaningful careers.
We utilize a holistic approach to career decision-making and strive to work with students and trainees from their initial entry into Baylor College of Medicine through graduation or the completion of a fellowship.
We provide individualized career coaching and work in collaborative partnership with school and program leadership, academic departments, alumni and employers to deliver inclusive programming.
Our services are guided by the following core elements and foundational learning goals:
Utilize tools to identify skills, strengths, interests and values and explore how these influence the career-decision making process.
Career Exploration and Planning
Discover diverse career opportunities and resources needed to successfully navigate the evolving health sciences landscape.
Refine oral presentation skills to effectively communicate across disciplines and to diverse audiences.
Understand the importance of building sustained professional relationships and develop action plans to grow existing networks.
Application Material Creation
Recognize the characteristics of effective job application materials and construct sector and employer specific resumes/CVs and cover letters.
Comprehend the elements of effective interviewing and professional etiquette and participate in experiential learning activities designed to enhance these skills.
Individual Career Coaching
Students and trainees may utilize career coaching services through the Career Development Center at any point during their tenure at Baylor College of Medicine. These one-on-one, individualized and confidential appointments may address any of the following:
- Skills, interests and values clarification
- Career path information and resources
- Resume/CV and cover letter preparation
- Career planning and goal setting
- Job search assistance
- Networking strategies
- Interview preparation
- Personal statement writing
- myIDP interpretation
- Funding opportunities
- Oral presentation skills development
Mock Interviewing and Oral Communications Skills Coaching
Effective communication is a critical skill that requires continuous development. To further refine these skills we offer various opportunities for students and trainees to work individually with a counselor or in small peer groups to practice their oral presentation skills and receive critical feedback in a supportive environment.
The center offers you assistance in preparing for the following:
- Job talks
- Conference presentations
- Networking introductions