Debra Behrens, PhD

Debra Behrens PhD

Dr. Debra Behrens is a PhD Counselor at UC Berkeley, where she addresses the career concerns of graduate students, postdocs and international scholars in  the sciences. Debra’s specialization areas include career change, negotiation, dual career issues, cross-cultural interview skills and international job search strategies.

After completing a PhD at UC Santa Barbara, Behrens taught in the graduate counseling program at California State University. Dr. Behrens’ recent publications include Interview Practice US Style: A Workshop for International StudentsJournal of Employment Counseling She is also a contributing author for the (vol.1.)  Encyclopedia of Counseling.








Debra Behrens, PhD presents...



"Career Corner" Counseling Sessions at Scientific Meetings

  • Experimental Biology meetings

Seminar Presentations

  • Negotiation Strategies for Scientists
  • Making the Grade: Job Talk/Chalk Talk
  • Job Search in Academia and Industry:  Timelines and Effective Strategies
  • Globa Interview Skills:  A Practice Workshop for International Candidates