Focus on Future You(s)

Uncover Creative Possibilities for Your Future(s)

Find inspiration, comraderie, and a practical planning approach that engages possibility.
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Take the time to reflect on and identify your professional interests and future possibilities. Using ideation, group problem-solving, and design-thinking methods, you will create multiple “future you” scenarios and explore the next steps needed to develop your individualized plan. You will come away with lots of self-awareness, affirmation, allies, and approaches, while setting goals and considering a variety of future possibilities and paths. 

Tailored for the period after you complete your general exams, the workshop spans three sessions:

  • Part 1: Reflect on purpose and meaning in your past and present professional life to extrapolate future professional paths that will fulfil you.
  • Part 2: Learn how to research professions by mining job descriptions and talking to graduate alumni and other professionals in fields of interest.  
  • Part 3: Leverage storytelling to translate and communicate the breadth of skills and experiences developed through Ph.D. training.

Learning Objectives

  • 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
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“I first learned of GradFUTURES after attending the 'Focus on Future You(s)' professional planning workshop. This workshop along with additional events organized by GradFUTURES have completely transformed the way I think about potential career paths post-PhD and have given me the opportunity to meet amazing people within the Princeton community.” 

Pablo Oyler-Castrillo, GS, QCB

Two Tracks Available:

Engineering & Natural Science: June 6-8, 2023

Facilitator: Sonali Majumdar, Assistant Dean for Professional Development

Learn more about Future of You(s): Engineering & Natural Science, including complete program details, speaker bios, and registration details!

Humanities & Social Science: Coming Soon!

Facilitator: James M. Van Wyck, Assistant Dean for Professional Development

Learn more about Future of You(s): Humanities & Social Science, including complete program details, speaker bios, and registration details!