​IDP - Individual Development Plan

Steering Committees will reinforce the importance of IDPs during student advising sessions over years 1 & 2. Short- and long-term goals set during the thesis proposal will form the basis of the academic goal section of the IDP. At subsequent thesis update meetings, student and PI will confirm that the IDP prepared by the student, including career exploration, has been reviewed. If students have issues that they would prefer to discuss with others besides their PI, they are encouraged to discuss with their Program Director or Student Coordinator for further guidance. 
 

IDP Resources

Enhance Your Research Training Experience - Use myIDP
This video is about creating and completing an Individual Development Plan. Learn about the benefits of completing an IDP, how to go about creating an IDP, and what an IDP might look like.

Find Your Career Fit - Self Assessment Using myIDP
Watch this video for steps on how to complete the first step of an IDP.

Explore Science Careers Using myIDP
Watch this video for steps on how to complete the second step of an IDP.

Set Goals for Career Success Using myIDP
Watch this video for steps on how to complete the third step of an IDP.

Science Careers myIDP Content Collection
A collection of articles by the creators of myIDP.

APA's Resources for Individual Development Plans (IDP)
A collection of IDP resources published by the Americal Psychological Association

The IDP: A Career Plan that Doesn't End with Your First Job
A blog post on using IDPs by Heather Dade for the American Psychologocal Association

APA Individual Development YouTube Channel
A collection of videos on how to use IDPs, published by the American Psychological Association.

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