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Leaving The Bench – Create an Individual Development Plan using myIDP

September 12, 2012

Happy Labs

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology  (FASEB) recently launched myIDP, a web application designed to help scientists identify a career path that best serves their skills & interests. As stated on the myIDP website:

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree.  Now it’s time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career.   An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

Learn more in this editorial from the AAAS website: Planning Career Paths for Ph.D.s

and

You Need A Game Plan from the same website. You can also read my tips for finding an alternative career off the bench: Leaving The Bench. Don’t be scared to expand your horizons and letUbeU!

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