Interviewing While Pregnant

Note: Registration required (Register through Eventbrite)

Students/postdocs who are employment or residency interviewing while pregnant can find it difficult to know when and how to disclose their pregnancy during an interview. The decision of how and when to discuss a pregnancy a personal one; based on a candidate's personal values, how visible their pregnancy is, their tolerance for risk, their awareness of how family friendly their potential employer is, and their level of confidence about their ability to negotiate this conversation skillfully.

In this interactive session, we'll give you the information and framework to determine the best time to disclose your pregnancy during an interview, as well as the language to discuss your pregnancy professionally. 

So whether you or someone you know is presently pregnant, are thinking about expanding your family in the future, or plan to lead a team in the future and would like to know how to manage this skillfully, this session is for you!

By the end of this session, you will be able to: 

-Describe factors that make it challenging to know when and how to discuss your pregnancy at a job interview 

-Explain the protections and limits of The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)/ Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 

-Distinguish the five stages of a job application process, and formulate a plan about what stage to discuss your pregnancy during the application process  

-Practice the professionally appropriate language to disclose your pregnancy to an employer


Naledi Saul, Director, Office of Career & Professional Development


Wednesday, November 20 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Byers Hall, BH 215
1700 4th St., San Francisco, CA

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Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Alumni


Mission Bay


Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD)

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