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Professional Development Plan

Penn Pathfinders Fellows develop individualized Professional Development Plan (PDP) detailing the practical knowledge that the trainee would like to acquire to achieve their full potential. The PDP will include both individualized Core Professional competencies and Career-Specific Competencies. These plans identify specific workshops, certificates, Masters degree programs,online modules and/or courses the trainee will take to develop their skill set. The Professional Development Plan will define realistic, time-oriented milestones to achieve specific learning objectives. 

Progress will be assessed quarterly, in formal meetings with the trainee’s Professional Path Adviser. Achievement assessments may include blog-reflections of workshop relevance and skill development, trainee-to-trainee presentations in Pathfinders meetings, and where relevant, course grades.
Courses and Certificates for Career Paths in:
Research Outside of Academia
Business of Science
Teaching

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