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Additional Resources

Websites to help you launch your career:

  • MY IDP
    • An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best, we encourage you to complete an IDP and discuss it with your advisor  http://myidp.sciencecareers.org/

Many Web sites are available to help you in looking for a position:

Many Web sites offer help finding other forms of funding:

Good books, articles and resources for the academic job search process:

  • From Ph.D. to Professoriate: The Role of the Institution in Fostering the Advancement of Postdoc Women is a resource book providing an overview of the obstacles many postdoc women face in continuing their academic careers and recommendations for how institutions can help to reduce these obstacles. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nationalpostdoc.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/Fr...
  • The Academic Job Search Handbook,  by Julia Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong. Available in libraries and bookstores.
  • Terrific short video about the value of storytelling skills for scientists and other professionals - writing papers, presenting, etc.  Kip Hodges was a popular MIT professor for several years then went to Arizona State University to start their new School of Earth and Space Exploration, The Scientist as Storyteller