Are you aware of the skills you are developing throughout your research degree and how they relate to employability in both academic and non-academic environments? Do you know what activities you can be doing during your degree to increase your chances of positive post-doctoral career?

In this workshop we will complete activities designed to build your career confidence. You will develop an understanding of your skills and what you can offer employers and identify opportunities to develop your career during your research degree.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Have identified skills you have developed/ are developing during your research degree
  • Understand how to articulate your skills to academic and non-academic employers
  • Identified opportunities and strategies to facilitate ongoing skills building

This workshop will be presented by Dr Shari Walsh, Developer and Facilitator of Resilient Researcher, Psychologist and Career Development Practitioner, Growth Psychology, Brisbane. Shari is an experienced psychologist and career development practitioner who utilises an holistic approach when working with clients. Shari is highly skilled in individual counselling, couples counselling, group workshops and seminars, and project work. She has worked as a psychology teacher, tutor, researcher, mentor, counsellor and career development practitioner.

This session was previously called Resilient Researcher: Current Career Management.

May be eligible for CDS.

About Career planning


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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