Take Charge of Your Career as an Early Career Researcher
Part I: Why and how to plan your career
This is the first of a two-part workshop for you who 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.
When registering, you sign up for both workshops.
This half-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
09.00 Introduction and overview of the day
09.30 Session 1 - Know your strengths, know your options
11.00 Morning e-tea/coffee
11.15 Session 2 - Create your career plan
12.30 Post-workshop Q&A
By registering you sign up for both day 1 (30.11.) and day 2 (01.12.).
Registration deadline: 23 November
You will receive the Zoom link the day before the event.
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!”