CAMPUS RESOURCES & EVENTS
DiscoverPD is an innovative tool for UW-Madison graduate students to advance their academic and professional goals
Versatile PhD is a web-based resource for graduate students, PhDs, recent alumni, and postdoctoral fellows interested in exploring non-academic careers. The site can be accessed from any computer and is confidential
Explore career paths of UW-Madison alumni by reading their stories
Calendar of all professional development events
Badger Bridge: Connect with UW Alumni
INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (IDP)
An Individual Development Plan (IDP) helps graduate students and postdoctoral researchers:
- assess current skills, interests, and strengths;
- make a plan for developing skills to meet academic and professional goals; and
- communicate with supervisors, advisors, and mentors about evolving goals and related skills.
The IDP is a document to be revisited again and again, to update and refine as goals change and/or come into focus, and to record progress and accomplishments. All PGTP students are required to have an IDP.