My IDP Science Careers

My IDP Science Careers is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in STEM. 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.  The Individual Development Plan (IDP) concept is commonly used in industry to help employees define and pursue their career goals.  In 2003, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) proposed an IDP framework for postdoctoral fellows in the sciences.  AAAS/Science joined forces with FASEB and experts from several universities (see authors below) to expand on that framework.  The result is myIDP – a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences.