PhD+ Career Design 1: Connecting life and work

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PhD Plus Career Design series will be offered in Spring 2022 on Thursdays between Jan 27 and Feb 25 at 3.30 pm – 5 pm (5 weeks; equal to 5 hours total workshop 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 session, PhD students are eligible for non-credit credential (PhDP 9100) in academic transcript. Career Design is also strongly recommended for PhD candidates applying for PhD+ internships.

Please note: PhD students in humanities & qualitative social sciences can also enroll in 1-credit course, GHSS 7050 on Fridays 3-4 (content and expectations will vary). 

This is the first session of PhD Plus Career Design skills  series.


Self-assessment: This is something most of us have unconsciously practiced while making decisions on undergraduate majors or thesis projects in graduate school. Essentially, it involves introspecting your relationship to the world of work, and outlining your core values, skills and interests, through worksheets and online tools like myIDP for STEM, ChemIDP for Chemistry-related and ImaginePhD for Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines.

In this session, trainees will contemplate on their

  • Relationship to work
  • Likes and dislikes in areas of work
  • Values driving decisions and motivations
  • Skills they value

This session will involve pre-workshop and post-workshop preparation.


Sonali Majumdar, PhD - Associate Director of Graduate Professional Development, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs


Register Here by Monday, Jan 24 to attend PhD+ Career Design series in Spring 2022.


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