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

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.

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Career strategy (General) [webinar]

6 March 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar] TENTATIVE

15 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Career control for researchers [online] TENTATIVE

16 April 2024 9:00am7 June 2024 5:00pm
This 8-week online program is a comprehensive career planning course designed for HDR candidates, providing a structured opportunity to explore personal career drivers, strengths, and options. It offers practical training and tools to help you map your career path, whether within or outside academia, and is delivered by PostdocTraining, specialists in researcher training since 2012.

Build your personal brand [St Lucia] TENTATIVE

16 April 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

CV Essentials for HDRs [TRI/PACE]

21 May 2024 2:00pm4:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV).

Career strategy: Plan for your Future [webinar] TENTATIVE

3 June 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria [St Lucia] TENTATIVE

26 June 2024 10:00am12:30pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities [St Lucia] TENTATIVE

1 July 2024 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

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

10 July 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Learn what is meant by 'the third space' and how this space might be right for your career.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar] TENTATIVE

9 September 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities [webinar]

30 September 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop will provide you with strategies for finding out what jobs are out there, and how to decide the main characteristics being sought in those jobs.

Career control for researchers [online] TENTATIVE

8 October 2024 9:00am29 November 2024 5:00pm
This 8-week online program is a comprehensive career planning course designed for HDR candidates, providing a structured opportunity to explore personal career drivers, strengths, and options. It offers practical training and tools to help you map your career path, whether within or outside academia, and is delivered by PostdocTraining, specialists in researcher training since 2012.

CV Essentials for HDRs [St Lucia]

22 October 2024 10:00am12:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV).

Career strategy (General) [St Lucia]

12 November 2024 10:00am12:00pm

Matching your potential with employment possibilities POSTPONED [St Lucia]

27 February 2024 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop will provide you with strategies for finding out what jobs are out there, and how to decide the main characteristics being sought in those jobs.

Networking Breakfast: Career Strategy: From HDR to beyond

25 September 2023 8:00am10:30am
The theme of this networking breakfast is Career Strategy: From HDR to beyond. This networking breakfast will help you to reflect on your career options – whether they be in industry, government, non-profit organisations or universities – and to identify useful strategies to get you to your desired career destination.