Individual Professional Development Plans: a Product and a Process for Social Science Graduate Students

Date
Jan 18, 2022, 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Location
Online Event
Event Description
We'll use ImaginePhD together to:

-assess career-related skills, interests, and values
- explore careers paths appropriate to humanities and social science disciplines
- create self-defined goals
- map out next steps for career and professional development success

Why is creating a plan 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. 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. This session will assist you in beginning the process of reflecting, exploring and developing your plan aligned with your goals through this early phase of your graduate studies. We will explore ImaginePhD as one possible tool to track your goals and progress. Pre-work: sign-up for your free ImaginePhD account.

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

Meet the facilitator:
James M. Van Wyck is the liaison for the Humanities & Social Sciences. He manages graduate student professional development programs, strategic communications, the GradFUTURES Fellows program, including the University Administrative Fellows Program, and the Community College Teaching Initiative. Prior to Princeton, he worked for Robert Weisbuch and Associates (RWA), where he served as a senior research fellow and associate. He was also a multi-year postdoctoral fellow at Fordham University, where he taught literature, public speaking, composition, and upper-level electives including "Literature and Leadership." James holds a Ph.D. in English literature and languages/letters from Fordham University, an M.A. in English literature from the University at Buffalo, and a B.A. in English from William Paterson University.

To request accommodations for this event, please contact the workshop or event facilitator at least 3 working days prior to the event.

Accessibility

To request accommodations for this or any event, please contact the organizer or James M. Van Wyck at least 3 working days prior to the event.