Career Pathways Program, A University-wide Professional and Career Development Program for ODU Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Scholars

ODU’s Career Pathways program is the university-wide professional and career development program for ODU graduate students and post-doctoral scholars. Career Pathways disseminates a monthly professional development newsletter and offers career exploration, career planning, and other professional development activities targeted at graduate students. The Career Pathways program is free, and is open to all ODU graduate students and postdocs. You do not need to formally enroll. Simply complete the Certificate requirements and submit the link to your ePortfolio that documents completion of the requirements.

Career Pathways includes 2 programs: The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program and the Preparing Future Professionals (PFP) program. The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program is designed for graduate students and post docs interested in an academic career.  You can earn the PFF Certificate by: (1) completing a mentored teaching experience; (2) creating a CV; (3) attending PFF and other professional development events; and (4) producing an ePortfolio to document and highlight your professional development and growth. The Preparing Future Professionals (PFP) program is designed for graduate students and postdocs interested in a non-academic career such as in industry, non-profit/non-governmental organizations, or government agencies.  You can earn the PFP certificate by: (1) developing an individual development plan (IDP); (2) creating a resume; (3) attending professional development events or completing professional development activities; and (4) producing an ePortfolio to document and highlight your professional development and growth.