Skill Development

Whether you’re a first-semester doctoral candidate or about to defend your dissertation, it’s never too early or late to sharpen skills for career success while still in academia. Learn how to better communicate your work at conferences and when informally networking and how to cultivate leadership skills for career advancement.

Individual Development Plans

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) allow trainees to explore career opportunities and leverage the skills gained throughout doctoral training to pursue the best-fit career option. Learn more about the value of creating an IDP through the myIDP article series.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Science Club for Girls

Our mission is to “foster excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly from underrepresented communities, by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”

Museum of Science

Museum of Science visitors learn more about the world around us through touch, observation, interaction, and play. Their experiences are made substantially more meaningful through the dedication of our enthusiastic core of volunteers, who are an integral part of the Museum’s community. Volunteers support the Museum in activities that range from interacting with visitors to providing administrative support for the staff. In all that they do, their commitment enables the Museum to provide a lively, fun, and educational experience for everyone.