Pursuing Professional Development for Career Clarity

September 6, 2022

Ph.D.s can identify appropriate career paths by conducting a self-assessment, networking and identifying their skills gaps and how to fill them, writes Mabel Perez-Oquendo.

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When graduate students begin to consider transitioning beyond their specialized education to what might be a future career, engaging in professional development experiences seems to be one of the best ways to gain clarity. Learning about the different paths available to Ph.D. students after graduation was invaluable to me as I explored which career to pursue and defined what professional development experiences would prepare me for it.

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By Alissa Clark
Alissa Clark Graduate Student Program Director