Carnegie Mellon University

Selected Early-Stage Professional Development Resources for Exploring Career Options

(with thanks to Sue Levine for The Early-Stage Ph.D.'s Guide to Summer in Inside Higher Education, 6/19/2019)

ACS Individual Development Plan (IDP) for self-assessment, career exploration (especially in industry), goal setting to strengthen skills. Requires login

Using Job Ads for Career Exploration (from Inside Higher Education)

Designing Your Career:  The Informational Interview (From Stanford's YouTube Channel)

Carpe Careers (from Inside Higher Education) for varied tips and opinions about graduate professional development

InterSECT Job Simulations gives a small taste of several science careers with sample exercises