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You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree.  Now it's time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career.   An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

myIDP provides:

  • Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values
  • A list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests
  • A tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track
  • Articles and resources to guide you through the process

There is no charge to use this site and we encourage you to return as often as you wish.   To learn more about the value of IDPs for scientists, read the first article in our myIDP series.

Click below to get started.

Authored by:

Cynthia N. Fuhrmann, Ph.D. (UCSF)
Jennifer A. Hobin, Ph.D. (FASEB)
Bill Lindstaedt, M.S. (UCSF)
Philip S. Clifford, Ph.D. (MCW)