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Individual Development Plan (IDP)

An Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a career development tool that can help you identify and communicate your research and career goals to your research advisor and other mentors. Our graduate students and post doctoral fellows have the opportunity to attend workshops to begin creating their IDPs, and meet regularly with their advisors to chart their progress and refine their goals.

Resources for Individual Development Planning 

IDP Workshops
The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers individual development planning workshops for chemistry graduate students and postdocs during the first week of each term. The next IDP workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • Winter Term 2016 – Tuesday, January 5 from 1 to 4 pm in room 107 Klamath
  • Spring Term 2016 – Wednesday, March 30 from 1 to 4 pm in room 107 Klamath


AAAS Science Careers – myIDP
myIDP is a free, online tool developed by Science Careers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and used across the country by science students and postdoctoral scholars. myIDP is designed to help you explore career possibilities and set goals.