TAMUS - E&S AGEP

 Energy & Sustainability - Texas Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate

Advancing Interdisciplinary STEM Graduate

Education in Energy and Sustainability Disciplines

Career & Professional Development Matrix

Use the C&PD Matrix to plan a successful graduate school experience and your career.



1EARLY STAGE
  • Master & Doctoral students: Course work
  • Doctoral Students: Completion of qualifying exam (where applicable)
MIDDLE STAGE
  • Doctoral Students
    • Year 2- Initiate execution of activities outlined in research proposal ; make satisfactory progress toward completion of courses outlined in degree plan; acquire skills necessary for advancement with degree program and transition into a postdoctoral or teaching/research professorship
    • Year 3- Completion of pre-luminary exam; PhD candidate; Satisfactory progress activities outlined in research proposal; acquire skills.....
LATE STAGE
  • Master students: Satisfactory progress execution of activities outlined in research proposal; completion of Thesis; defense
  • Doctoral Students
    • Year 4- Satisfactory progress execution of activities outlined in research proposal ; begin publication of research results, as appropriate; acquire skills and strengthen networks necessary for advancement within the degree program and transitioning into postdoctoral or teaching/research professorship
    • Year 5- Completion of dissertation; defense; transition to academic positions, competitive post docs, or industry