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This module is designed to help Biomedical graduate students 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 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 2 hour sessions (2 meetings in January), plus attendance at the Annual Career symposium, and a July recap meeting. Followups will be conducted. All meetings and assignments are required.

Learn more about the module in this brief video interview with Angela Zito and Kate Stuart.

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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