Design Your Future Book Club for Graduate Students

Wed, Sep 25, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Graduate Students

Don’t have much time, but want to get started exploring your post-graduation career options? The Desig Your Future Book Club may be for you. 

Based on design thinking & entrepreneurship methodologies, this program offers graduate students who feel stuck a way to create career and life paths that are both fulfilling and viable. The book club consists of five 75-minute lunch hour meetings and is based on the Designing Your Life framework and book by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, which is widely used in higher education and industry as a tool to define and refine your career and life goals. 

Design Your Future will guide participants who feel uncertain about their future in conceptualizing fulfilling and achievable plans for their time at Princeton and beyond. The book club is open to Princeton University graduate students of all levels and disciplines. 

In addition to learning effective job search techniques, participants will apply design thinking to practical situations and discover more about themselves and their own interests through self-assessment. At the end of the course, participants will present on their journey through the design thinking process at a networking session with peers and community members.

Please register via Handshake – space is limited to the first 20 registrants.  The sessions will be offered at no cost, though a copy of the book Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans will be required. 

Participants must attend at least four out of the five sessions and will be encouraged to engage in self-directed activities between sessions.

Time: Noon - 1:15 p.m.

  • Wed., Sept. 25 - Kick-off (lunch provided)
  • Wed., Oct. 8
  • Wed., Oct. 23
  • Wed., Nov. 6
  • Wed., Dec. 11 - Presentations (lunch provided)

Location: 1952 Room, Frist Campus Center