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PLEASE NOTE: The Fall semester will begin on Tuesday, August 25. Information and FAQs are available on the Return to Grounds website and the Fall 2020 Student Resource website, which will be updated frequently.

Career Design

PhD Plus Career Design core module affords student-centered learning of post-PhD diverse careers and strategies for career development. This series is best suited for PhD students in year 2 and above, and Postdoctoral Scholars at all stages of training, collectively called “trainees”.  

Learning goals

Through Career Design, trainees will learn strategies to

1. Research the world of post-PhD work in alignment with their values, skills and interests

2. Build community of peers, mentors, allies and advocates for career research and informing career development goals

3. Learn about valuable skills and experiences for diverse careers

4. Develop a SMART goal for strategic professional development to prepare for top career/s of interest within a realistic timeline

5. Learn about strategies to participate in PhD Plus core modules to research careers, build professional community, and develop skills and experiences

A student-centered engagement strategy for career education and professional development applicable to all PhD Plus career training core modules. For details, please refer to program philosophy, click on Career Design: skills menu lik and attend PhD Plus Career Design

 

Recommended Prior Training

For optimal learning experience and outcomes, we recommend participation in PhD Plus Foundations series prior to this module

Events

October 1, 2020 | 3:30 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeCsrDstEtI4YfrJ0CTDjtJ7WYk7PWvx

PhD+ Career Design skills training series in Fall 2020 will be offered every Thursday of October at 3.30 pm – 5 pm (5 weeks equal to 7.5 hours in-class time. Excludes preparation time). We encourage all PhD students in year 2 and above, and Postdoctoral Scholars at all stages of training to participate. Upon successful completion (75%) of this...

October 7, 2020 | 1:00 pm
cal.lib.virginia.edu/calendar/events/PuttingHumPhDtoWork

Doctoral education opens doors to engaging and often unexpected pathways, with opportunities for significant public impact—an essential element of reinvesting in higher education as a public good. In this joint talk, Katina Rogers and Cihan Tekay will discuss how building a university that is truly worth fighting for means thinking more...

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October 8, 2020 | 3:30 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeCsrDstEtI4YfrJ0CTDjtJ7WYk7PWvx

PhD+ Career Design skills training series in Fall 2020 will be offered every Thursday of October at 3.30 pm – 5 pm (5 weeks equal to 7.5 hours in-class time. Excludes preparation time). We encourage all PhD students in year 2 and above, and Postdoctoral Scholars at all stages of training to participate. Upon successful completion (75%) of this...

October 15, 2020 | 3:30 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeCsrDstEtI4YfrJ0CTDjtJ7WYk7PWvx

PhD+ Career Design skills training series in Fall 2020 will be offered every Thursday of October at 3.30 pm – 5 pm (5 weeks equal to 7.5 hours in-class time. Excludes preparation time). We encourage all PhD students in year 2 and above, and Postdoctoral Scholars at all stages of training to participate. Upon successful completion (75%) of this...

October 22, 2020 | 3:30 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeCsrDstEtI4YfrJ0CTDjtJ7WYk7PWvx

PhD+ Career Design skills training series in Fall 2020 will be offered every Thursday of October at 3.30 pm – 5 pm (5 weeks equal to 7.5 hours in-class time. Excludes preparation time). We encourage all PhD students in year 2 and above, and Postdoctoral Scholars at all stages of training to participate. Upon successful completion (75%) of this...

October 29, 2020 | 3:30 pm
https://virginia.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwqdeCsrDstEtI4YfrJ0CTDjtJ7WYk7PWvx

PhD+ Career Design skills training series in Fall 2020 will be offered every Thursday of October at 3.30 pm – 5 pm (5 weeks equal to 7.5 hours in-class time. Excludes preparation time). We encourage all PhD students in year 2 and above, and Postdoctoral Scholars at all stages of training to participate. Upon successful completion (75%) of this...