GradFUTURES Focus on Future You(s) for science and engineering: Part 1 of 3

Jul 9, 2024, 4:00 pm5:30 pm
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Event Description

Focus on Future You(s) is a 3-part workshop series for PhD candidates in natural sciences and engineering who have completed their general exams. In this series, you will self-reflect, identify your professional interests and future possibilities, and come away with lots of affirmation, allies, and approaches! Participants of this program will receive a copy of "Next Gen PhD: A Guide to Career Paths in Science" by Melanie V. Sinche.

Postdocs are welcome to join.

Learning goals:

You will learn and discuss how to-

  • identify pathways that resonate with you,
  • build and leverage connections to explore options,
  • develop and translate skills and experiences for multiple future/s
  • create goals and plans for professional development and lifelong learning

Part 1:
In the first part, you will reflect on purpose and meaning in your past and present professional life to extrapolate future professional paths that will fulfil you. Further, using ideation, group problem-solving, and design-thinking methods, you will create multiple “future you” scenarios under variety of circumstances and material conditions.

Facilitator: Sonali Majumdar, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, Graduate School, Princeton University.  


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.