Applications for Phase 2 of iJOBS: The career panels, site visits and workshops that constitute Phase 1 continue all year and we hope you will participate in them actively. If you are also interested in getting more involved in iJOBS we have opened this cycle of Phase 2 applications for grad students, postdocs, and alumni of Rutgers, Princeton, Stevens, Rowan and NJIT.
Phase 2 benefits:
1) you will have an opportunity to shadow a professional in your career of interest for about 2 days a month over a semester. You tell us what career you want to pursue and we will find someone who is appropriate and match you to a shadow host.
2) you will have an opportunity to take a class in the other semester that you are not doing the shadowing. The class you select will help you prepare for your career of interest that you can select based on your interest (e.g. practical aspects of clinical trial design, project management, principles of finance and accounting)
3) you will get assigned a mentor to work on an individual development plan (IDP) with. This mentor is different from your shadow host and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses and come up with a plan to prepare for your career.
Phase 2 applications require at least 12 hours of Phase 1 activities, a personal statement, permission from your PI, and a letter of recommendation from your PI or another faculty member. Grad students must be in good academic standing and have completed the proposition qualifier by Fall 2023 to apply. Postdocs and alumni may apply at any stage.
Applications are due by May 1 and admissions decisions will be made by June 5. All accepted trainees will meet individual with the program directors to discuss their personalized plan for Phase 2 in terms of shadowing, course, and mentor. Phase 2 for 2023 will start in September. Phase 2 applications only open once a year.
Please follow the instructions carefully on the attached application. FAQ as well as examples of courses should address questions that you might have.