Individual Development Plans, or IDPs, are a key professional development tool used within both academia and industry to establish priorities, set goals, and track progress. You can create your own tailored Individual Development Plan to guide you in self-assessment, exploration, goal setting, implementation, recording milestones, and reflection.
By creating and using an IDP, you can optimize your PhD years by planning experiences that will help you build the competencies and skills you need not only to finish your degree but to keep rising throughout your career.
This exceptional 3-day event for MIT graduate and post-doctoral women provides information about academic scientific careers and the application process.
MIT Alumni Advisors Hub
Think of the worldwide community of MIT alumni as a vast and renewable resource that you, as an MIT graduate student, are invited to tap and leverage. Using the Alumni Advisors Hub is one of the most powerful ways there is to augment your technical training. There’s no better source of information and wisdom to inform your journey than the scholars and professionals who have been where you are now, and gone on to discover, teach, influence, and lead with excellence in the world beyond the Infinite Corridor.
Ready to dive in? The Graduate Professional Development Resource Library is a curated collection of articles, web resources, podcasts, books, and more.
TLL’s Flipping Failure initiative is a collection of video and audio stories told by MIT undergraduate and graduate students about their path toward resilience when faced with academic challenges. You’ll find:
Advising is critical to graduate student success. But there is still ambiguity in the literature on higher education and the various advising experiences that students have. Through this panel participants will learn about a new …
By Elsie Otero
Elsie OteroAssistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
MIT’s Office of the Vice President for Finance provides online and in-person resources for foreign national students and postdocs at MIT for tax withholding, determination of tax treaty eligibility, and tax filing software. International students and postdocs may access:
By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda CornwallGraduate Student Professional Development