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Individual Development Plan

Empower your career with an Individual Development Plan (IDP), an essential tool embraced by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows worldwide. Explore and strategize your path to success, whether in academia or beyond.

Why create an IDP?

Navigating today's job market requires more than just a general idea of the career path you desire. To ensure success, it is crucial to have a clear strategy in place. By actively engaging in professional development activities during your time in graduate school, you can gain a valuable advantage in the job market while simultaneously bringing focus and direction to your academic pursuits.

Early on in your program, it is recommended to allocate dedicated time to evaluate and document your current skill set. Additionally, establishing realistic short-term and long-term professional goals will help guide your journey. One effective method for accomplishing this is by creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP).

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