Professional Development Planning


Figuring out what kind of science career to pursue can be difficult, but an individual development plan (IDP) can help guide you through the process. myIDP is a free, Web-based career-planning tool that was created to help graduate students and postdocs in the sciences define and pursue their career goals.


The ImaginePhD project seeks to bridge the knowledge gap between Ph.D. training and the realm of career possibilities for humanities and social sciences. To achieve this goal, ImaginePhD will provide advanced degree holders in the humanities and social sciences with an online tool modeled after myIDP, to encourage and inspire them to take the immediate next steps in their individual career exploration, to enhance their professional development, and to create related self-defined goals to achieve these steps. Estimated launch of ImaginePhD is Fall 2017. For more information on this resource, please contact ImaginePhD committee member, Larry Westfall.