Monday, September 18, 2017

ImaginePhD: A New Way for Ph.D.s to Plan Their Careers

Imagine PhD Screenshot

ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

Humanities and social sciences PhD students and their mentors have long recognized the need for more resources to help bridge the knowledge gap between doctoral education and the realm of career possibilities. ImaginePhD is designed to meet this need by allowing users to:

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

The University of Minnesota is part of an ad hoc committee under the auspices of the Graduate Career Consortium (GCC), which created the ImaginePhD website. Over 80 GCC members (representing 56 academic institutions and professional organizations) have contributed effort to this nationwide project. Visit the website to sign up for a free account.