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Know Thyself: An Introduction to ImaginePhD

Thursday, September 12, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Socrates noted, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Yet in academic life we offer ourselves little time for reflection on the relationship between the ways we spend our time each day and how those temporal investments serve our long-term goals (or not). Spend an hour getting to know yourself better with ImaginePhD, a free online tool that helps you assess your skills and interests as well as examine your values. ImaginePhD can help you surface gaps between your skills—the things you’re good at doing—and your interests—the activities that bring you satisfaction. Armed with that self-knowledge, you can make a plan to grow in the skills that matter to you. ImaginePhD is designed for PhD students and recent alumni in the social sciences and humanities, but this workshop is open to all Graduate School students and postdocs.

Bring a laptop or tablet to participate in the workshop. Pizza will be provided; please bring a beverage to enjoy.

This workshop is sponsored by The Graduate School’s Professional Development Series. Questions? Contact Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development, at

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Room 102, The Graduate School (2127 Campus Drive)
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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Adaptability
  • Self Awareness