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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Build your personal brand

15 May 2018 9:30am11:30am
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

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.

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 strategy: Planning for your Future

10 October 2018 9:30am11:30am
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities

16 October 2018 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.

Preparing your curriculum vitae

16 October 2018 1:00pm3:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV.

How to navigate an academic career

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

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria

27 March 2018 1:00pm3:00pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities

27 March 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

Candidate Development Award information session

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

Career strategy: Planning for your Future

13 March 2018 9:30am11:30am
Craft a career strategy to make the transition from study to employment.

How to navigate an academic career

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

Applying for academic positions

15 February 2018 9:30am11:30am
This workshop is for HDR candidates who would like to find out more about applying for academic positions within the Australian system.

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 (Gatton)

14 February 2018 9:30am11:30am
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Career control for researchers (online)

11 September 2017 8:30am4:45pm
Successfully taking charge of your career can help you achieve your long-term goals.

Career strategy networking event

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