A crucial part of your career development is taking time to reflect on your desires for your career and professional life. But it can feel daunting to identify aspects of a career you would like.

Self-assessments are a great tool to aid you in examining your unique interests, skills, and values. The myIDP and ImaginePhD tools walk you through self-assessments and then show you career paths that align with your responses. Explore both tools to identify career areas that could be of interest to you in the future.

myIDP opens a new website

A web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences. It provides:

  • Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values
  • A list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests
  • A tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track
  • Articles and resources to guide you through the process

Imagine PhD opens a new website

A free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. It allows users to:

  • Assess their career-related skills, interests, and values
  • Explore careers paths appropriate to their disciplines
  • Create self-defined goals
  • Map out next steps for career and professional development success