ChemIDP: A Career Planning Tool for Chemical Scientists


What is ChemIDP?

ChemIDP is an Individual Development Plan tool designed specifically for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the chemical sciences. Through immersive, self-paced activities, users identify career goals, determine specific skills needed for success, and develop a plan to achieve their professional goals. ChemIDP helps you track your progress and provides tips and strategies for realizing your goals.

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How does ChemIDP help me?

Assess Professional and Technical Skills
Reflect on your values to determine what is important to you, both personally and professionally, and rate your technical and professional skills.  ChemIDP will provide tips to consider for those values you rate most highly along with a list of your top-rated skills to showcase on your resume and in interviews. It will also recommend careers that match your highest ranked skills.

Strengthen Professional and Technical Skills
Determine how, where, and when you will implement strategies to strengthen desired skills. ChemIDP will help you track your progress.

Develop and Prioritize Goals and Track Accomplishments
Articulate goals to focus efforts and increases the likelihood of achieving them. ChemIDP will compile your goals and send you reminders.

Explore Career Options
Browse through a range of career areas and use filtering options to see sectors or roles and responsibilities of interest to you. ChemIDP allows you to save, print, and share selections.


Workshops

ChemIDPTM Workshop:
Planning For Your Career
A two-hour interactive workshop for graduate students and postdocs to start mapping out their career plans and to learn how the ChemIDP™ online tool can support their career planning and preparation

More info:

For more information or to host a workshop at your university contact ChemIDP@acs.org  or call 800-227-5558, ext 4588