Career Strategy & Professional Development

BGE isn't the final destination, but a valuable experience that prepares students for the opportunities that lie ahead. The Office of Career Strategy & Professional Development (CSPD) equips students to be ready for those opportunities through workshops, career advising sessions, and online resources.

Office of Career Strategy & Professional Development

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Carla Ochoa
Office of Career Strategy & Professional Development

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Carla Ochoa is the Project Manager at the office of Career Strategy & Professional Development for the Biomedical Graduate Education Programs at Georgetown University. Ms. Ochoa is a graduate from Regis University with a B.S. in Applied Psychology, and comes with a unique perspective with her diverse business background and experience across multiple industries in the financial sector.

During her time at RTS Financial, she managed a book of business of over 30 client financial accounts totaling over 30 million dollars. Managing financial solutions for her clients gave her the opportunity to coach and develop multiple internal teams at RTS Financial and RTS International.  Her passion for scaling departmental objectives gives her a distinctive ability to expand and institute new processes, programming, and provide successful outcomes as a result.

At Georgetown, Ms. Ochoa oversees the Career Strategy & Professional development portfolio in Career Center Operations, Programming, Event Coordination, and Employer Relations for the 35 Biomedical Programs for Ph.D., Master’s, and Certificate students. Ms. Ochoa is a strong believer in fostering connections to help facilitate others with the resources needed to advance their career. Therefore, you will continually find her attending networking events, workshops, seminars, and sessions to help facilitate those connections to the student population.

Individual Advising

Our career advisors are dedicated in guiding our students through their job applications, interview process, resume templates, and answering questions about the job search process.

Advising Appointment

Schedule an advising appointment.

Advising Appointment

Career Advisor Profiles

Learn about your advisors and their expertise.

Advisor Profiles

12Twenty Platform

Sign up to access our job listing board and advising appointments.

12Twenty Platform

Career Development

We encourage our students to take advantage of the workshops, career advising sessions, and online resources available.

Epic Career Course Strategy

Find all of your career search resources in one location!

EPIC Career Course Strategy

One Step Ahead Mentoring

A mentor and protégé program for students interested in medicine.

OSAM Program

Individual Development Plan

A roadmap for identifying your academic and professional goals.

Individual Development Plan

Career Development Resources

Download CV/resume templates, activate free BGE-sponsored memberships, and more!


Career Catalyst

A career blog focused on resources for biomedical graduate students.

Career Catalyst

Featured Opportunities

Explore job, internship, postdoc, and faculty opportunities.

Featured Opportunities

Meet Our Alumni

View the career placement of our Master’s and PhD alumni and read our alumni profiles.

Career Catalyst Blog

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BGE Office of Career Strategy & Professional Development
SE 108 Medical-Dental Building
3900 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20057