Career Planning

Individual Development Plan

myIDP is an excellent tool to help PhDs assess their skills and plan out career development goals and pathway. This tool is strongly recommended for postdocs in their early stage.

Imagine PhD is another such tool specifically developed for Humanities and Social Sciences.

Mentorship Resources

Mentoring Plans for Postdocs (via National Postdoctoral Association)

National Resource Mentoring Network

Mentorship Best Practices

In 2017, a sub-committee of the Postdoctoral Association formed to put together these recommended guidelines, which are actionable "best practices" that can be used by postdocs, faculty, and administrators to create effective mentorship experiences.

Postdoc_mentorship_best_practices_UMNPDA.pdf