Office of Career Connections (OCC)
Office of Career Connections (OCC)

Office of Career Connections (OCC)

As the central hub at Morehouse School of Medicine for career education and resources, we provide resources to our learners as they navigate educational, mentoring and occupational information and opportunities, identify and pursue academic, industry, public/private programs and experiential opportunities, develop effective job search skills, and attain their career development goals. We partner with federal, state and non-governmental agencies, employers, faculty, alumni, and supporters of learners' career discovery and development. We are committed to Morehouse School of Medicine’s mission of diversifying the health professional and scientific workforce and the creation and advancement of health equity. We demonstrate our commitment by preparing our learners for successful careers with a sense of purpose and workplace competencies.

Our Mission

The OCC is dedicated to promoting the mission of Morehouse School of Medicine by providing experiences for learners that will enable them to realize their career goals.

  • Career Counseling
  • Annual Job Fair
  • Internships
  • Career Seminars
  • Resume, Interviewing, Job Search Assistance
  • Mock Interviews
  • Campus Recruiting

 

Resources and Services

  • Assistance in identifying mentors to guide career planning and development of individualized career plans.
  • Link career development plans (ICDP) to National Research Mentoring Network at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM/NRMN).
  • Link learners to traditional, non-traditional, private and public career development resources including fellowships, training awards, internships etc.
  • Assist learners to prepare resumes, attend mock interviews, and conduct job searches.
  • Assist learners to identify intramural and extramural internships and jobs opportunities.

Academic and Non-Academic Career Options/Strategies

  • Provide access to academic and non-academic career options/strategies

Databases

  • Provide links to academic, industry, public/private programs and jobs databases
    • Research Internships
      Short term/long term pre-doctoral work experience, internship, and post-doctoral fellowship opportunities in academia and industry.
    • Federal/State Job Opportunities
    • Non-Governmental Development Agencies

Events

Annual Job Fair

  • Faculty, public/private industry representatives, academic advisors and alumni provide answers to questions and provide information on related careers to learners.

Career Workshops and Seminars

  • Experts provide workshops on resume writing, interviewing, business etiquette, job search strategies, etc to learners.
  • Industry or academia representatives give job search and opportunities related seminars to learners.
  • Mock Interviews
    Experts provide individual coaching on interviews, presentations and other communication skills to learners (link to NRMN/RROC).
  • Campus Recruiting
    Learners submit their resume, and sign up for interviews for career development positions at MSM and elsewhere.

Contact Information

Jonathan Stiles, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Career Connections
(404) 752-1585
jstiles@msm.edu