My PhD: Incorporating Student-Centered Assessments into the core of PhD Training

By Michael B. Jarstfer, PI

The opportunities and interests of PhD graduates are increasingly broad. Recognizing the growing diversity of career outcomes warrants the need to incorporate career exploration and professional development into PhD training.

This program will develop a model to maximize student-centered PhD training with individualized competencies, entitled “MyPhD”, which can be adopted by any STEM graduate program. MyPhD is expected to seamlessly integrate individualized, translatable skill development (e.g., leadership, communication, management) with traditionally required discipline specific competencies (e.g., scientific knowledge, technical skills, data interpretation).


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UNC Chapel Hill