Individual Development Planning

The Ultimate Guide to Success in Grad School

Some great slides from a handful of PhD candidates from around the world who presented, at the 2019 SACNAS conference in Honolulu HI, on finding overall success in higher learning.
2020 Mar 09

Career Jump Start for Scientists (GSAS Webinar)

4:00pm to 5:00pm

What are your career plans post-Harvard? What are your options? How can you even get started? Jump start your career and take on these big career questions! In this webinar, you will launch your self-assessment process to better understand your skills, interests, and values in the context of an effective job search, and we will discuss a variety of career options available to PhDs in the sciences. To participate in this webinar, please register using the same email address you use to log in to Crimson Careers.

Sign up here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/...

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MIT IMPACT Program

IMPACT provides career development for post-doctoral and advanced pre-doctoral trainees through a six-month mentorship program to focus their work for heightened real-world value. It was prototyped in 2015 at MIT through the Innovation Initiative, and has since won a grant from the National...

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2019 Oct 18

Charting Your Course III, Part 1: Navigating Graduate School -- Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and Making the Most of Your Rotations

Registration Closed 2:30pm to 4:25pm

Location: 

Countway Library - Lahey Room

[2:30 pm - 3:25 pm] Meet the Individual Development Plan (IDP)

Speaker: JIm Gould, Ph.D. (HMS/HSDM Office of Postdoctoral Fellows)

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a mentoring tool that links research goals with career development and progress towards independence. It is meant to foster an ongoing and recurring discussion that involves evaluation, goal setting and feedback with input from both postdoc and faculty mentor.  The NIH encourages trainees to make Individualized Development Plans to help them prepare for academic and...

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2019 Oct 18

Charting Your Course III, Part 2: CV of Failures - A Scientist's Guide to Resilience (EPISODE 2: Dean Emma Dench, Professor Cassandra Extavour, and Professor Rachel Wilson)

Registration Closed 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Countway Library - Lahey Room

The Program in Graduate Education (PGE) is pleased to host an open forum to discuss resilience and overcoming failure, featuring the following speakers:

Dr. Emma Dench

Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics

Dr. Cassandra Extavour

Professor of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Dr. Rachel Wilson

Martin Family Professor of...

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2019 Oct 11

Charting Your Course II, Part 2, Track B: Applying to PhD Programs (for HMS Master's students)

Registration Closed 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Modell 100A, 210 Longwood Avenue

Applying to PhD Programs: Preparing Competitive Applications for Life Sciences Doctoral Programs and What to Expect from Doctoral Training

WORKSHOP. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Jason Heustis (Program in Graduate Education)

Davie Van Vactor (Professor of Cell Biology)

Presentation on finding and assessing prospective schools, the components of a typical application (and their relative importance), crafting an effective personal statement and an effective CV, what to expect from doctoral training, career options for PhD holders and...

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2019 Oct 11

Applying to PhD Programs (an event for visiting undergraduate students and post-bacs)

1:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: 

Navigating Life Sciences PhD Program Applications and Career Development (THIS LINK FOR VISITING UNDERGRADS AND POSTBACS ONLY)

Harvard Medical Schools welcomes you to a tour, Q&A with current students, and informational session about applications to the life sciences doctoral programs.  The day ends with a panel discussion with admissions faculty from a selection of life sciences doctoral programs.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Welcome and Campus Tour

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm: Student Panel Discussion

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Admissions Overview (Presentation)

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Q&A with Harvard Admissions Committee Faculty

 

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2019 Apr 26

Applying to Medical School: A Panel and Q&A session with Admissions Decision-Makers and Current MD students (for HMS master's students)

Registration Closed 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Location: 

TMEC 106

This session is intended for students considering application to medical school in the United States.  In this interactive session, participating students will benefit not only from the advice of MD admissions professionals and committee members but also from students who have been admitted to Harvard Medical School.

Participating panelists:

Melissa Friedman, M.A., Director of Admissions at Harvard Medical School

Danial J. Ceasar, HMS MD candidate, Pathways Admissions Committee Member

Josie Fisher, HMS/HKS MD-MPP Candidate, Pathways...

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2019 Apr 24

Maximizing Your Individual Development Planning

Registration Closed 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Countway Library - Minot Room

The use of Individual Development Plans (IDPs) have been widely promoted to support graduate student professional development. IDPs are structured frameworks to consider short-term and long-term career plans, laying a foundation for meaningful goal-setting.   This workshop will introduce trainees to knowledge and skills to inform IDP discussions.  It is open to all trainees, including master's and doctoral students.

Part 1: More Than Just Paperwork: Making IDPs part of a Meaningful Mentor-Mentee...

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2019 Apr 17

Choosing Mentors and Mentoring Up: An Interactive, Peer-Mentoring Workshop

Registration Closed 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Countway Library - Minot Room

Positive mentor-mentee relationships are a cornerstone of success for any graduate student. Choosing the right principal investigator (PI) and starting off with a proactive strategy to maintain a positive and productive work relationship is an early step toward graduate school success. Are you an early stage graduate student considering a choice of thesis lab/PI or looking for advice on ways to approach starting off on the right path to a positive and productive mentor-mentee relationship?

The Program in Graduate Education...

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2018 Oct 23

Preparing Competitive Applications for Life Sciences Doctoral Programs and What to Expect from Doctoral Training (for HMS Master's Students and invited undergraduates)

Registration Closed 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Warren Alpert Building, Room 563, Longwood Medical Area

“Preparing Competitive Applications for Life Sciences Doctoral Programs and What to Expect from Doctoral Training”

Tuesday October 23, 2018 ** 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm ** WAB 563 ** Harvard Medical School

 

WORKSHOP. 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Jason Heustis (Program in Graduate Education)

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