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Your PhD … What’s next?

Your PhD... What’s next? (4 day programme)

April 16, 2024
The Graduate School (TR2)
09:30 - 15:30

Embarking on a PhD journey is just the beginning. To thrive in your chosen career path, it is vital to gain clarity on your goals and develop a strategic plan. During this 4 day programme, you will explore key aspects of career development and equip yourself with the necessary tools to navigate the ever-evolving job market, both within academia and beyond. Take charge of your career and embark on a journey of growth and fulfillment.

Day 1: Define Your Career Anchors

Discover your intrinsic motivators and drivers that shape your career aspirations. By understanding your career anchors, you will gain valuable insights into setting meaningful goals and crafting a well-defined career plan. Additionally, you will explore employment options post-PhD, examining current labor market trends and identifying how the skills acquired during your doctoral journey can be applied to a diverse range of roles.

Day 2: Master Self-Marketing
Learn the art of effectively showcasing your achievements and experiences. Through this workshop, you will delve into the components of an impactful CV and develop the skills to tailor your CV for both academic and non-academic positions. Furthermore, you will begin constructing your professional LinkedIn profile, while grasping the significance of networking as a means to explore various career opportunities and achieve your long-term goals.

Day 3: Communicating your Research 
Effectively conveying your research is essential in academia and beyond. Whether through articles, conference presentations, or job interviews, in this workshop you will acquire the necessary communication skills to articulate the value and impact of your research. Gain insights into crafting compelling articles for publication and learn how to succinctly present your work at conferences. Additionally, you will learn how to describe your research during interviews, anticipate questions, and excel in video interviews.

Day 4: Cultivating Career Resilience
Success in any career requires adaptability and resilience. This workshop will empower you to proactively manage your professional journey and effectively navigate career transitions. It will include activities to develop your self-awareness and you will gain insights into how to develop your career resilience.

This is a verified route for Researcher Plus. Students must attend all 4 days of this programme.

Meet the consultant; Diane Masson, Dr Abbie Edgar, Dr Fabiana Fausto McCracken

The lead facilitator will be Diane Masson, Postgraduate Employability and Careers Consultant at the Graduate School. Diane is a qualified Careers Consultant with over 20 years of relevant experience in Higher Education.

Additional facilitators will be Dr Abbie Edgar and Dr Fabiana Fausto McCracken, Researcher Development Consultants at the Graduate School. Abbie and Fabiana support postgraduate students in the development of their academic, and research skills.

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