ImaginePhD Pre-Launch Access Opens Today - October 9, 2017

Early access to a new, free online career exploration and planning tool for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences begins today!

We are excited to announce the launch of ImaginePhD--a free, online career exploration and planning tool designed specifically for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars in humanities and social sciences.

On ImaginePhD you'll be able to:

  • Assess your career-related skills, interests, and values
  • Explore career paths appropriate to your discipline
  • Create self-defined goals
  • Map out the next steps for your career

Developed by experts from over 50 universities, including Erin Shoot of the Graduate School Office of Professional Development, ImaginePhD offers a unique platform that teaches PhDs about popular job sectors, search strategies, and how to transfer skills across settings. myIDP, a similar site targeting STEM graduate students has over 100,000 Ph.D. users and continues to grow.

As an ImaginePhD sponsor, the University of Kentucky has special early access to the site beginning today. ImaginePhD will officially launch Monday, October 23, 2017, nationwide.

Get started today by creating an account at

To access the site prior to the official launch on October 23, you will need to click on the "Sign Up" menu button. This will display an authentication window where you will enter the following:

Username: sponsor
Password: earlyaccess

Once you have entered this, you will be able to sign up for a free account.