The TIBBS Career Development Timeline lays out an example of expected skill development across your graduate career year by year, which can help guide your decision-making for which activities to participate in, including everything from basic research/bench skills and discipline-specific knowledge, to grant writing, communication, and professional skills. Postdoctoral trainees may choose to focus on activities and experiences tailored to address specific skill gaps in their training, as would senior graduate trainees. Other resources will help you identify your own training plan to develop core competencies that match your personal career goals can be found on our Resources page, where you can start your Individual Development Plan (IDP), and continue to refine that plan along with trainees of similar career interests in your career cohort, through Career Cohort IDP Workshops. Check out our Career Workshops and Calendar of upcoming events to see some of the activities planned to train our early career scientists and prepare you to be leaders in any field of your choice.

Trainees begin with developing core competencies through TIBBS and ImPACT programming, including:

  • Fellowship writing
  • Academic development
  • Leadership/professionalism
  • Mentoring/teaching

By offering trainee experiences to develop core competencies with a bioscience career spin, the TIBBS/ImPACT training supplements general core competencies developed via  the Graduate School’s Core Competency Framework.

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