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Graduate students and postdocs in the sciences may be interested in myIDP (Individual Development Plan), a free career planning tool offered by Science Careers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This interactive planning tool is designed to help early-career scientists evaluate their own skills and interests, identify career paths that fit with their preferences, set specific goals to improve the skills needed for those career paths, and structure discussions with mentors to implement the aspiring scientist's plans. After creating a free account, users can save their progress through multiple self-assessment exercises and extensive lists of resources for exploring potential career paths. This tool helps new scientists navigate the often confusing range of career options and set themselves up for success. First launched in 2012, myIDP is based on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology's Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows.
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Date of Scout Publication
September 21st, 2018
Date Of Record Creation
September 17th, 2018 at 4:26pm
Date Of Record Release
September 18th, 2018 at 11:06am
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