myIDP

a sophisticated Individual Development Plan builder

As a graduate student or postdoc, you have spent a lot of time and effort on your education and training. Now is the time to focus on how you will bring your sophisticated skills and experience to bear on a fulfilling career. The myIDP online tool will help you to explore a range of career possibilities as well as to set realistic goals that will put and keep you on a career path you can feel excited about.

myIDP provides

  • Exercises to help you examine your skillset, interests, and personal values; and, based on this examination, predictions about the careers that might suit you best
  • A powerful tool for setting strategic goals, with reminders to keep you on track
  • Resources to guide you through the career planning process

"My Annual Plan" Tool for Students
Students – especially those who have not yet taken their qualifying exams – may also want to use the UCSF Graduate Division's "My Annual Plan" (MAP) tool.


(In the photo, a postdoc gets career advice from an alumnus at the annual Postdoc Speed Mentoring event at UCSF.)