New career exploration tool for humanities and social science Ph.D.s

by Shawn Warner, Director of Professional Development
Monday, October 09, 2017 11:34 AM

Did you know that Ph.D.s in the humanities and social sciences go on to fulfilling careers as entrepreneurs, researchers, marketing directors, teachers, diplomats, and more? Start your career exploration journey with ImaginePhD, a free online career exploration and planning tool designed specifically for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in humanities and social sciences. (Note: UCSB affiliates get early access to the site starting October 9. See below for login credentials.)

With ImaginePhD, you’ll be able to:

  • Assess your career-related skills, interests, and values
  • Explore career paths appropriate to your discipline
  • Create self-defined goals
  • Map out the next steps for your career

Developed by experts from over 50 universities, ImaginePhD offers a unique platform that teaches Ph.D.s 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.

Get started today by creating an account at 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 an ImaginePhD info session later in the fall quarter, so stay tuned to The GradPost for more information!