The Graduate School and the Postdoctoral Development Centre at QUB are hosting an online employer engagement event where doctoral students and post-doctoral staff will have an opportunity to network and interact with a range of potential employers.
Representatives from both academic and non-academic backgrounds will discuss what employers need from researchers today and how academics can transfer their skills to non-academic work environments.
Part 1: How can a recruitment company help you get a job?
Panel discussion, 10.00am to 11.00am.
- Claire Collinson, Core Science & Engineering Business Manager at Kinetica Ltd – Scientific & Engineering Recruitment
- Ryan Quinn, Managing Director (Java & Development Operations Specialist) at Vanrath.
Our guests work in recruitment agencies specialised in different employment sectors and their role is to identify the perfect candidates to join the companies of their clients. In this panel discussion, they will notably explain how recruitment agencies can help you get a job, how to get your online profile noticed by recruiters, what their clients are looking for in PhD-qualified candidates and types of roles they are recruiting for which could be suitable for you.
This event will start with set questions asked to the guests but you will also have the opportunity to ask questions.
Part 2: The Employer's Perspective
Mini presentations + Q&A, 11:15 am to 12:15 am.
- Ms Elaine Kilkelly Rice (Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, Tech and Finance) and Dr Deborah Hunter (Data Scientist & STEM Ambassador, former Astrophysicist and Physics Lecturer), Allstate
- Dr Frances Weldon, STEM Outreach Manager, Almac Group
- Johanna Leech, Programme manager at Strand Arts Centre
- Dr Emily Mark-FitzGerald, Associate Professor in the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin; former Director of the Irish Museums Association
Our speakers will highlight the types of roles that would be suitable for candidates with a PhD and/or postdoctoral experience in their company, as well as what they are looking for in candidates like you.
Each speaker will first introduce their company and/or role in a very short presentation, then answer your questions.
Part 3: My Career as a Lecturer
Presentation + Q&A, 12:30 pm to 1 pm
- Dr Yvonne Dombrovski, lecturer in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Yvonne will share with you what she actually does as a lecturer, her journey getting where she is now and how it felt to transition from a postdoc position to an academic one. She will reflect on her own experience to give some advice to those of you interested in following a similar path.
After Yvonne's presentation, there will be time for you to ask her questions.
*Students who attend all twelve virtual workshops (below), equivalent to six full days of training, integral to the Future Ready Programme the academic year 2020 – 2021 will be eligible for the Researcher Plus award.
· Your Academic Cover Letter: 29/09/20
· Your Non-Academic Cover Letter: 13/10/20
· Your Academic CV: 06/10/20
· Your Non-Academic CV: 20/10/20
· Succeeding in Academic Interviews: 27/10/20
· Succeeding in Non-Academic Interviews: 03/11/20
· Writing Effective Funding Proposals:10/11/20
· How to Find a Job:17/11/20
· Employer Engagement Event: 24/11/20
· Commercialising Your Research: 26/11/20
· Tomorrow’s Leaders, Today 12/11/20
· Project Management and Your Research: 29/10/20