Professional Development


Preparing Future Faculty 

The Preparing Future Faculty program is a mentorship and career development program that helps graduate students from any discipline discern whether they are interested in pursuing faculty careers in liberal arts colleges or small universities.

Versatile PhD

Developed by Paula Chambers, a PhD alum of Ohio State in English, The Versatile PhD is for members of the graduate community who are interested in exploring non-academic career options.

Three Minute Thesis

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a competition in which doctoral students attempt to effectively explain their research to a non-specialist audience in only three minutes and using only one static slide.

My Individual Development Plan

myIDP provides:

  • Exercises to help you examine your skills, interests, and values
  • A list of 20 scientific career paths with a prediction of which ones best fit your skills and interests
  • A tool for setting strategic goals for the coming year, with optional reminders to keep you on track
  • Articles and resources to guide you through the process

My individual development plan summery