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Career Planning Workshop for Postdocs & GSRAs

Instructor Contact Information

Elayne L. Chou, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Career and Leadership Development Coaching and Consulting
1708 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 2
Berkeley, CA  94709
(510) 435-9773
[email protected]


Gain the tools and discover the resources to:

Participants: This course is designed for postdocs and graduate student research assistants (GSRAs).

Course summary

This course will introduce you to a basic model for career planning, which includes the six elements shown below. During this session, you will explore a framework for considering your career options and specific actions you need to take to get there -- and learn about available resources to support your efforts.

More details

The course is taught by Elayne Chou, Ph.D., a Counseling Psychologist specializing in career counseling, coaching, and consulting with culturally diverse individuals and organizations. She provides career counseling and career development workshops for UC Berkeley’s staff and has taught as an adjunct professor at San Francisco State University and Diablo Valley College and as a visiting scholar at Renmin University in Beijing, China. She has worked in counseling centers at UC Irvine and Ohio State University.

Comments from past participants

“Dr. Chou listened to what I had to say and used her experience and skills to comprehensively address my questions and issues. Her advice and recommendations were clear and easily understood. Overall a very productive session.”  Postdoc

“A very good course.  Between the workshop content and the resources in the workbook, it really addressed all topics I hoped it would.”  Guest Postdoc

“The speaker is good.  All the sources of information were comprehensive.  I have been talking the course up positively.”  Biologist Postdoc

“It was very good and very informative.  I got a lot out of creating a daily/weekly accomplishments list.  I’ve been doing it since the workshop.  I also liked the discussion on work-life balance.”     Computer Systems Engineer