Early launch of ImaginePhD for humanities and social sciences

By Caroline Schanche, Graduate Career Peer
Monday, October 16, 2017 11:28 AM


We are excited to announce the launch of ImaginePhD—a free, online career exploration and planning tool designed specifically for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in humanities and social sciences. Mentors like you can share this tool with students or use it as a launchpad for career conversations at any stage in a student’s academic program. (Note: UCSB affiliates get early access to the site starting October 9. See below for login credentials.)

ImaginePhD users are able to:

  • assess their career-related skills, interests, and values
  • explore careers paths appropriate to their disciplines
  • create self-defined goals
  • map out next steps for career and professional development success

Developed by experts from over 50 universities, ImaginePhD offers a unique platform that teaches PhDs about popular job sectors, search strategies, and how to transfer skills across settings. A similar site targeting STEM graduate students has over 100,000 Ph.D. users and continues to grow.

Students can create their account at http://www.imaginephd.com. As a sponsoring campus, UC Santa Barbara affiliates get early access to this site using the following credentials:

Username: sponsor
Password: earlyaccess

The Graduate Student Resource Center will also ​host ImaginePhD info sessions for students as well as faculty and staff later in the fall quarter, so stay tuned to The GradPost for more information! We hope you will encourage your students to attend, and we also hope to see you there.