Using an IDP
Have you ever asked, “…and how am I ever going to have time for career exploration, professional development AND still get my research done?” An Individual Development Plan (IDP) can help you complete your research in a timely manner, make time for career exploration and professional development.
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.
Check out the below BU’s BEST IDP resources…
- GMS OPDPA Career Development Seminar: How to Use myIDP in Your Career Search
- GMS Professional Development Seminar: Overview of myIDP (1)
- GMS Professional Development Seminar: Overview of myIDP (2)
Individual Development Plans:
Do you have questions about myIDP*?
If so, check out these videos by the UCSF Office of Career & Professional Development:
Making an Individual Development Plan using myIDP
These videos below demonstrate how to complete the myIDP. They were created by the UCSF Office of Career & Professional Development.
Self Assessment using myIDP
Explore Science Careers using myIDP
Set Goals for Career Success using myIDP
*myIDP authors are Phil Clifford, Cynthia Fuhrmann, Jennifer Hobin and Bill Lindstaedt. myIDP is available for free at myidp.sciencecareers.org/