Take Charge of Your Career: Career planning workshop for PhD candidates

Research careers are sought-after and increasingly competitive. It has never been more important for early career researchers to be strategic about career moves, to develop effective networks and master the right skills to get into their careers of choice.

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This workshop is for you if you want to be proactive about your job prospects and are looking for practical ways to structure your progress and succeed in your preferred career - in academia or beyond.

The workshop is for PhD Candidates at The Faculty of Humanities and The Faculty of Social Sciences. 

PhD Candidates from HF will be nominated by their Departments.

PhD Candidates from SV can apply through the form below (application deadline is 1 May).

This 1-day workshop delivers:

  • tools to help you develop a career plan tailored to your strengths and preferences
  • a personal roadmap for the career path that will work best for you
  • analysis of your current network of contacts and how to expand it to benefit your career
  • practical advice on marketing yourself and your skills
  • strategies for developing transferrable skills suited to a career in, or outside, academia

Registration deadline: 1 May 2019

Testimonials from former participants: 

  • “Clarifying and inspiring. Has helped me think about my skills, competency and possibilities.”
  • “I felt this course was very good in terms of starting thinking about my career and finding out about my options. I think it is a really good course even for people who did not think much about what they want to work with in the future. Good exercises!“
  • “It got me thinking and made me aware of leanings (technical vs service, etc.) and good ideas and advice. Also clarified some questions in group discussions and lunch. Great!”

About the presenter:

Dr Kerstin Fritsches Kerstin is a former research fellow who spent the majority of her 12-year research career on soft money, with first-hand experience of the challenges facing early career researchers and a strong track record in postdoc affairs and career development. A lack of effective career training for PhDs led Kerstin to found PostdocTraining in 2011, to bridge a gap in professional development by delivering support tailored specifically for PhD candidates and postdocs.

Publisert 26. mars 2019 13:30 - Sist endret 2. mai 2019 10:49