Many research students intend to follow an academic career path on completion of their degree. But what does an academic career really look like? And, if you knew what to expect, would you still wish to pursue that path?

Researchers work in all facets of government, industry, NGOs and universities. Understanding the diverse range of career options available will allow you to reflect on the 'fit' between academia and your own strengths and interests. 

It is important to start considering your options and plan for your post-HDR career during your studies so you are well prepared to transition to the workplace as a PhD or MPhil qualified individual. The Graduate School supports you in this process through the Career Development Framework (CDF) as well as with a dedicated HDR Careers Advisor who specialises in advising HDR candidates. The Careers Advisor is available for appointments to discuss career options, CV development, interview techniques and other career-related topics. These appointments are designed to complement the existing suite of career-related workshops which are already offered as part of the CDF.

Book an appointment with the Graduate School's HDR Careers Advisor

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Build your personal brand

19 November 2019 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria

21 November 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future

3 December 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities

13 February 2020 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

How to navigate an academic career

2 October 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

CV Essentials for HDRs

3 July 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV)

HaBS Introduction to Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

13 June 2019 1:30pm4:00pm
Not sure what a postdoc is? Wondering how people get them? Attend this great session and find out! Registrations close Monday 10 June.

Working in the 3rd Space: non-academic university careers

5 June 2019 10:30am12:30pm
Learn what is meant by 'the third space' and how this space might be right for your career.

Career strategy (General)

28 May 2019 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Career Shaping: Identifying Opportunities for Skills Development [online]

5 July 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
This session will provide participants with strategies to identify skills development opportunities.

Career Shaping: Understanding your Skills [online]

27 June 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to identify and explore their existing skills.

Candidate Development Award information session

26 March 2018 10:30am11:30am
This sessions provides an overview of the CDA and the process of applying.

How to navigate an academic career

6 March 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Curriculum vitae basics for HDRs (Gatton)

14 February 2018 12:00pm1:00pm
Learn how to prepare a quality CV that highlights skills gained during your HDR.

Career strategy networking event

1 January 2017 8:00am10:30am
Implement your networking skills with representatives from industry.