Training and Resources

From writing support to distinguished alumni speakers and from exploring your career options to planning your career, the Division of Graduate Studies offers a variety of resources to help get you started.

Individual Development Plans

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a resource generated by graduate students and post docs to help guide their career development.When creating your IDP, take into account your interests and strengths, while considering what skills and qualifications are necessary for your chosen career.

An IDP provides a shared point of reference for conversations with your UO advisor (and other mentors) about how to achieve your goals and/or evolve them. A dynamic document, your IDP reflects ongoing consideration of short- and long-term goals. Ideally, it should provide you with a guideline that can measure progress towards your goals and be revised as your plans evolve.

Develop a Plan

Development and Training Platforms

Amplify your learning experience with trainings and development platforms: 

  • National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Big Interview

Explore Platforms

Career Discovery

These tools and assessments are available to graduate students so they may understand and confidently choose a career path:

  • Imagine PhD
  • The Versatile PhD
  • VitaNavis
  • Meaningful Work Kit

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