Professional Development for Graduate Students
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is dedicated to supporting our students on identifying and meeting academic and career goals during graduate school and for success after. In addition to support from UCSB Career Services and the Graduate Student Resource Center, the department offers additional opportunities to help you assess and improve your skills, values and interests, and explore career options.
This year, the graduate advisors of the department is piloting the Individual Development Plan (IDP). An Individual Development Plan is a dynamic document completed by graduate students that communicates their academic goals to their advisors as well as identifies career goals and sets a path to help students be successful in graduate school and beyond.
We encourage our students to communicate their goals to their advisors and peers, and take the time to explore the options available.