Please Join Us for a Free Professional Development Webinar:
Monday, April 25, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. (EST)
ImaginePhD is a free and confidential career exploration and planning tool for social science and humanities PhDs. This platform provides a unique opportunity for PhDs to assess their skills, interests and values, map those onto career paths, and create an individual development plan that supports degree completion and professional/personal development. The tool is useful for students exploring all career paths, including faculty careers and careers beyond the professoriate.
In this workshop, you will learn about the tool and how it can help you identify your professional skills and use them to direct your career exploration and job search. To make the most of this session, please log on using a laptop or iPad.
- Laura Schram, PhD, Director for Professional Development and Engagement at University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School
- Sarah Peterson, PhD, Content Lead for ImaginePhD and an Independent Career Consultant, currently working as Interim Project Manager in the Texas Career Engagement office at UT-Austin
In this session we will:
- Discuss common barriers PhDs face when considering a broad career search
- Share career outcomes data for Political Science PhDs
- Provide an overview of ImaginePhD
- Explore ImaginePhD’s skills assessment and how results can be a foundation for career exploration and integrated into job application materials
Laura Schram is Director for Professional Development and Engagement at University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, where her team provides support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to develop the skills necessary to succeed at Michigan and beyond as they transition into their careers. She teaches a Designing Your Life mini-course at Rackham, is a certified intercultural development and executive coach, and earned her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan.
Sarah Peterson is Content Lead for ImaginePhD and an Independent Career Consultant, currently working as Interim Project Manager in the Texas Career Engagement office at UT-Austin. She works with graduate students and postdocs in a range of fields to support their professional development and career readiness. She earned her PhD in English from Emory University.