Best Fit Career

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As you come to the final stages of your advanced degree, it is a good time to reflect on how your skills, interests, values, personality and goals have been refined through the course of your work at Notre Dame to make an informed decision on BEST FIT CAREER options. By tapping into these areas, you can search for positions in career fields/industries which are best suited to who you are and most likely to provide personally meaningful endeavors. Below are some suggested assessments:

Assessments & Targeting Options


Specifically focused on STEM careers, MyIDP provides:

  • Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values
  • A list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests
  • Articles and resources to gain insight into the 20 career paths
  • A tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year
Imagine PhD

Geared toward (but not exclusive to) Humanities and Social Science graduate students, Imagine PhD provides:

  • Interest, skill, and values assessments
  • Connects assessment results to information about 15 relevant job families
  • Articles and resources to gain insight into each job family

Additional Assessments: