Individual Professional Development Planning Sessions for Engineering Graduate Students

Jan 19, 2022, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Online Event
Event Description
Why is creating an individual professional development plan (IDP) so important? Having a structured plan and incremental goals aligned with your academic milestones has been shown to increase productivity and satisfaction through graduate school. This hands-on session will assist you in beginning the process of reflecting, exploring, and developing your product (a document) aligned with your professional goals through graduate school. As you move through your graduate studies, your interests and goals will naturally evolve and therefore you may need multiple mentors and resources to support you along the way.

What to expect:
Single workshop (one-off workshop – 2 hours total)

Meet the facilitator:
Assistant Dean Pszczolkowski is the liaison for the Engineering & Natural Sciences. She manages graduate student professional development programs, the Professional Development Associates program, long-term alumni outcomes data reporting, and the mentoring program. Prior to joining the Graduate School in 2016, Amy was the Associate Director for Graduate Student Career Services for eight years. Amy was a founding board member of the Graduate Career Consortium, Inc. (GCC), an association of professionals serving doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at research universities and medical schools across the country and Canada. She served five years on the Board leading the organization through its first strategic plan and growing the membership to over 450 members. In June 2019, she was awarded the GCC’s Distinguished Leadership Award. Amy serves on the advisory board and as the lead organizer for the NSF Science & Technology Center’s PrePARE professional development summer workshop.

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