Foundations Series


The PhD Plus Foundations series is best suited for PhD students in first and second year, and Postdoctoral Scholars at early stages of training. However, all PhD students and Postdocs are invited to attend these interactive sessions. This core module provides an opportunity to develop interdisciplinary peer communities and gain fundamental skills for holistic development and wellness, and guides trainees to design their optimal doctoral and postdoctoral experience. 

Foundations is offered every Fall and Spring. Upon successful completion (80%, or 4 sessions) of this series, PhD students are eligible for a non-credit credential on their academic transcript (at no cost to students).

Fall 2024 Series

All sessions will be held in person on Thursdays, 3:30-5 PM (ET)

  • Unpacking “the Hidden Curriculum” & Setting Your Goals | Sept 19

  • Managing Projects | Sept 26

  • Finding Mentors and Cultivating Professional Relationships | Oct 3

  • Managing Time | Oct 10

  • Building Resilience and Leveraging Strengths | Oct 17


Registration will open in the summer. Watch your email!