myCHOICE is an NIH-funded career development program for PhD scientists at the University of Chicago. Its purpose is to broaden trainees’ exposure to and preparation for a diverse range of careers.
The goal of the myCHOICE program is to expose, educate, and provide University of Chicago trainees with career options and experiences that leverage their strong research training.
The program covers 10 broad career Exposure Areas related to the myIDP (my Individual Development Plan) categories. There are three components to the program, each with increasing involvement in career training: Exposure, Education, and Experience.
- The myCHOICE Exposure career seminar series, “What can I do with my PhD?” runs weekly during the academic year and is open to the public
- The Education mini-courses help you develop specialized skills and knowledge, and new courses are revealed on a quarterly basis
- Experience opportunities include part-time internships, a leadership advisory board, and treks