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Interviewing Skills for PhDs

This program is a series of events designed in collaboration with Career Center, Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs and the Postdoctoral Association to provide postdoctoral scholars and doctoral students application materials preparation and useful interviewing skills with a chance to apply those skills in a mock interview session with local professionals and hiring managers.

Session 1: Translating Your CV and Preparing Your Resume and Cover Letter

December 1, 2016; 12 - 1:30 pm, Horizon Room, Career Center

This first workshop will teach you how to translate your CV into a resume; how to effectively highlight your qualifications, experience, and skills for appealing to a non-academic audience; and how to construct a powerful cover letter. Please bring a working draft of your CV or resume.

Session 2: Preparing for your Interview

March 7, 2017, 12 - 1:30 pm, Horizon Room, Career Center

This second, interactive workshop will teach you interview techniques and strategies that will allow you to create an effective and comfortable dialogue during the interview. We will focus on concrete tools and examples to help you be successful.


Session 3: Mock Interview Session for Industry

March 29, 2017, 1 - 2:30 pm, Horizon Room, Career Center

Jon Miyake, PhD; Senior Manager, Technical Support at Illumina will be our mock interviewer.

At this mock interview session, 2 candidates will be interviewed for 20 - 30 minutes, one at a time in front of an audience followed by a debrief discussion about the interview as well as a general Q & A session.

Be an audience member to have the chance to peek behind the veil of what happens in an industry interview and what makes a competitive candidate!




Have questions about Interviewing Skills for PhDs? Contact UC San Diego Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs

When & Where

Horizon Room, Career Services Center, University of California, San Diego


UC San Diego Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs

The UC San Diego Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs is under the Vice Chancellor for Research, and our mission is to advance the research enterprise through postdoctoral training and research education.



Virginia (Ginger) Hazen at or (858) 822-5915

Jennifer Oh at or (858) 534-6632

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