PhD+ Career Design

When approaching the looming existential question of “what next”, too many of us focus on the next job over exploring fulfilling careers.

In this series, learn strategies to -

  • Identify careers that align with your core values, skills and professional interests
  • Explore interest and fitness in careers of choice in an iterative manner through PhD+ career exploration programs
  • Identify key skills desired in career sectors of choice
  • Design an Individual Development Plan to fill skill-gaps and acquire domain expertise through relevant PhD+ training and experiential opportunities

This series is best suited for PhD students in year 2 and above, and Postdoctoral Scholars at all stages of training. We recommend registering for all four sessions of the series. 

Related Events

February 6, 2019 | 3:00 pm
South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall

In this workshop, reflect on your core values, skills and interests to evaluate which careers are likely to bear meaning and personal fulfillment in the long run.

 Furthermore, learn how to make best use of online self-assessment tools like...

February 13, 2019 | 3:00 pm
South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall

Following first session on self-assessment and interest outcomes, develop strategies to explore and list desired skills in top 3 careers of choice in this session. Strategies include mining Job Description and Informational Interview.


February 27, 2019 | 3:30 pm
Harrison Institute Auditorium

In this workshop, analyze career-specific skills inventory, identify transferable skills and ultimately, assess gaps in skills. Also, learn how to effectively communicate transferable skills and continually re-assess your skills.


March 6, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall 389

In this workshop, incorporate intentionality in the iterative career exploration and planning process. Set S.M.A.R.T goals and develop strategic plans to acquire skills and fill gaps through different tiers of PhD+ offerings, and expanding professional...

March 7, 2019 | 3:30 pm
Harrison Institute Auditorium

Designing your career requires extra deliberation and strategic planning as a PhD student holding a F1 visa or Postdoc holding J1 or H1B visas. In this series, learn about how to approach career planning if you are a visaholder under one of the above mentioned...