OPTIONS = Opportunities for PhDs: Transitions, Industry Options, Networking, and Skills

The OPTIONS Program is an initiative by the Vice-Dean, Graduate Studies and Troost ILead to support U of T Engineering PhD students and post-doctoral fellows to explore diverse career options.

Take a deep dive into career management with an eleven-week, non-credit program facilitated by faculty and professional development experts. This program allows participants to: 1) reflect on their strengths, desires, interests, and personal qualities to formulate a career exploration plan; 2) practice communicating their skills and experiences using job application strategies; and 3) learn about tools for exploring career possibilities that align with their career goals.

The OPTIONS Program is open to PhD students (who have completed qualifying and/or comprehensive exams) and post-doctoral fellows who want to develop their personal/professional skills and explore career options. Involvement in the program requires participants actively engage in discussions and support their peer’s career preparation.

To learn more, visit the Engineering Graduate Studies website, here.