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Career Architect



This module is designed to help Biomedical graduate students and postdocs develop skills to navigate their career exploration endeavors. By using the principles and tools from the book "Designing Your Life"  by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, and the Gallup StrengthsFinder Assessment, graduate students and postdocs will learn more about where they are starting from–what they value, how they view work, what their strengths are, and then utilize tools introduced through the module to help give them direction and build their confidence in their career decision making.

Content will be a combination of in person meetings and self paced readings and activities monitored through Brightspace. The meetings will include a once a month 1.5 hour session (2 meetings in October) through January. Note the first session on October 3rd will be 2 hours. Followups will be conducted. All meetings and assignments are required. The first session on October 3rd is mandatory and will need to be attended in order to participate in the entire program.

This module was developed thanks to a  2022 Career Guidance for Trainees Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund  to Angela Zito, Assistant Director, Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program

This module is part of a study researching the impact of Life Design Principles, Gallup StrengthsFinder, and career exploration guidance on graduate students' and postdocs' career choice and career decision making confidence

A pre and post test will be administered to each program participant. The information collected in those surveys will be used to evaluate the impact of the Career Architect program on your career choice and career decision making confidence. Only aggregate data from all program participants will be analyzed. Any identifiable information you share in a free-text response will be removed before responses are aggregated. We will use the data internally for program evaluation purposes. We may also share aggregate data about program outcomes with the broader biomedical training community, in publications or conference presentations.

If you would like to opt-out of having your survey responses included in the aggregate data that will be summarized about this program, you will be able to indicate so in your survey submission.

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