a career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences

ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.

Humanities and social sciences PhD students and their mentors have long recognized the need for more resources to help bridge the knowledge gap between doctoral education and the realm of career possibilities. ImaginePhD is designed to meet this need by allowing users to:

  • assess their career-related skills, interests, and values
  • explore careers paths appropriate to their disciplines
  • create self-defined goals
  • map out next steps for career and professional development success

Click Here for ImaginePhd Usage Report
Click Here for past Project Deliverables

Project Leads: 
Teresa Dillinger, ImaginePhD Project Lead |
Sarah Peterson, Content Development Lead |
Annie Maxfield, Product Development & Design Lead |
GCC Liaison:  Mike Matrone, GCC Executive Board President 

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Additional funding is needed to build a personalized, dynamic, and interactive tool that benefits humanities and social science PhDs. Future plans (dependent upon funding) include the creation of an interactive dashboard that allows mentees to share their academic and career plans and assessments with trusted mentors.
  • Platinum: $20,000
  • Gold: $10,000
  • Silver: $5,000
  • Bronze: $2,500

For additional information, please contact ImaginePhD project lead, Teresa Dillinger,