Take Charge of Your Career as an Early Career Researcher

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.

The Faculty of Law and The Faculty of Educational Sciences are jointly offering this one-day workshop.

For PhD candidates and postdoctoral fellows

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.

This one-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

Programme outline

Session 1 - Know your strengths, know your options

Session 2 - Create your career plan

Session 3 - Build your networks, develop your profile

Session 4 - Develop and sell the skills that win you jobs


Registration deadline: 20 May

Register here

About the presenter: Dr. Kerstin Fritsches

A lack of effective career training for PhDs led Kerstin to found PostdocTraining in 2011, to bridge a gap in professional development by providing support tailored specifically for PhD students and postdocs. PostdocTraining delivers career development support and mentoring for researchers worldwide and Kerstin has become a sought-after workshop facilitator on topics such as career planning and research leadership both in Europe and Australia.

Testimonials from former participants

“Fantastic and very useful course! The course gave me many ideas, tips, open my mind to new / unknown directions / approaches and showed me how to plan my career.”

“I learned a lot and changed my outlook on my career. Kerstin was extremely professional, showed expert knowledge, covered lots of areas and always kept to time. Great balance of slides, own work and group work”

“I expected to get the background info, which was good and informative – but what I found extra helpful were the exercises where you had to apply the new info and how it applied to yourself. Then discussing it was very helpful. [...] I will use the points I have ‘discovered’ about myself from today and include it for my next fellowship application.”

“It opened my eyes to thinking differently about myself, my skills, networking and how to begin developing a realistic career plan (even though it may evolve!). I really liked the ‘transferrable skills’ section - it will really improve how I write job applications (and even emails!). Great program suitable to lots of different personality types and experiences. Thanks!”

Publisert 21. mars 2019 16:26 - Sist endret 9. apr. 2019 11:20