First-Year IDP Session for Social Sciences

Repeats every day 2 times.
Tue, Sep 29, 2020, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Wed, Sep 30, 2020, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

In this two-part virtual sessions designed for first-year Social Sciences Ph.D. students, you will create your individual professional development plan.

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. Sign-up for your free ImaginePhD account.

Space is limited to the first 20 graduate students to sign-up.

Register here.




Upcoming Professional Development Events

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