Graduate Pathways to Success
|Individual Development Plan, Sciences||
My IDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences. This website was developed by AAAS/Science, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), and experts from several universities (see authors on their site).
|Individual Development Plan, Humanities and Social Sciences||
ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The ImaginePhD project is powered by the Graduate Career Consortium (https://gradcareerconsortium.org/; GCC).
|Individual Development Plan, Health||
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has developed an online Individual Development Plan (IDP) and resources. The IDP is a tool that supports graduate students and PDFs in actively preparing for the career(s) of their choice by exploring career paths, establishing career goals, and identifying skill gaps, culminating in an action plan to achieve their career goal(s).
|Statistics Webinar Series||
This statistics webinar series is annually presented by the Applied Statistics and Data Science Group. Recordings and descriptions of each session are provided.
|Leaders Dialogue Series: On Making a Difference for Good||
The Leaders’ Dialogue series is an opportunity to get to know individuals who have made a difference for good in the world, and hear their thoughts on questions such as ‘What motivates you?’, ‘What does ‘success’ mean to you?’, ‘What have you learned about leadership?’, and ‘What’s wrong/right with the world?’
|Writing with Integrity||
A short video in which Drs Susan Porter and Beth Haverkamp discuss the importance of writing with integrity (the importance of writing and contributing new knowledge and scholarship with integrity; avoiding plagiarism)
|Academic, Writing and Communication|
|Video Guides to Writing and Research||
A series of videos to introduce students to the fundamentals of academic writing and research: “Writing in Situations”, An interview with Dr. Anthony Paré plus
|Academic, Writing and Communication|
|Scholarships and awards_Presentation materials||
Applying for graduate scholarships or awards? Past presentation materials and webinar recordings provide you with guidance. You may also find the tips and best practices helpful.
|Planning for your Doctoral Exam||
To help prepare you for a smooth examination process, the doctoral exams team provides tools and resources including a checklist, sample workplan, and past presentation materials and recordings to help you map out a timeline for your final doctoral examination.
|Thesis Preparation and Submission||
Finishing your thesis or dissertation? G+PS provides sample templates, checklists, past presentation materials and recordings, as well as information on how to submit your thesis for review and final submission.
|InterSECT Job Simulations||
InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. Our goal is to provide true-to-life job simulation exercises that help individuals consider the following questions:
What are my professional interests and skills?
|GPS Workshop Materials, Recordings||
Materials, handouts, and recordings from many past Graduate Pathways to Success sessions, including our career and statistics series, are posted online here (cwl login required)
|Academic, Career, Research|
|Book List: Succeeding in Grad School and your Career||
Below is a list of recommended reading to help you navigate grad school and strategize for your career. These are some examples and there are many more! Many have very similar topics. Pick one or two depending on where you are in your program. You do not need to read them all! They range from helping you choose your research project, to navigating each stage of your program, to helping you select opportunities for career planning. (Note: many of these are available through the UBC library)
|Academic, Career, Writing and Communication|