The School of Graduate Studies would like to extend an invitation to current graduate students:
“Best Practices in Individual Development Planning for Higher Performance in Graduate School and Beyond”
- 10 - 10:45 AM: "Optimizing your individual development plan for success"
Keynote & Conversation with Dr. Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD Assistant Dean, Career Professional Development at UMass Medical School
- 10:45 - 11:00 AM: Conversation with Dr. Cynthia Fuhrmann and Dr. Nana Lee
- 11 AM – 12 PM: Interactive Panel Discussion on Career Planning
- 12 - 1:30 PM: Working Lunch and Networking
Hear best practices on creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) from the perspective of the co-author of myIDP, an interactive career-planning website with more than 100 000 users hosted by ScienceCareers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Cynthia Fuhrmann, PhD is Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS). She founded and directs the Center for Biomedical Career Development, dedicated to taking a scholarly approach to innovating and evaluating professional development training for scientists.
Dr. Nana Lee brings her several years of biotech industry experience to her current position of Director of Graduate Professional Development (GPD) at her alma mater. Along with Dr. Reinhart Reithmeier, she developed and implemented the innovative GPD course which was published in Science Careers and featured as a best practice by the Conference Board of Canada’s national report on PhD programs. She is currently expanding the program at the faculty development level with the Faculty of Medicine in partnership with the School of Graduate Studies. She and Dr. Reithmeier just published their book “Success After Graduate School.”
Bring a completed IDP and have it reviewed by an expert. Students will leave with networking strategies, tips on how to find a mentor, and best practices on how to use an IDP to help navigate to peak performance in grad school and beyond.
This event is open to current graduate students.
Register to attend