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RCR: Managing your Research Career Using an Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
9:30 am to 11:00 am

For better or for worse, your experiences and the training you receive as graduate students and postdoctoral researchers can greatly impact and shape the rest of your career. However, there are strategies and resources that can enhance your chances of getting what you came for. During this program participants will learn how to develop clear and specific goals and objectives, along with a plan for executing them. Topics covered in this RCR module include:

  • The importance of setting goals and developing an IDP
  • Introduction to the SMART goals model
  • Resources for crafting and executing your IDP
  • Strategies for establishing expectations and effectively communicating research and career goals with your mentor/PI

This workshop is open to all graduate students and postdocs and is part of the Careers Beyond Academia series co-sponsored by The Graduate School, the Office of Postdoctoral Services, and the Career Center.

This event is part of The Graduate School's Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

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Rm 143 Jones Bldg
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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Appreciation Week