Recent consultation sessions with industry and government stakeholders has highlighted the importance of networking and mentoring in helping UQ research students transition into employment outside of academia. 

Through a series of networking breakfasts we aim to nurture your career and professional skills development by creating opportunities for engagement and potential mentoring by introducing you to industry and government partners.

Arrive 7:45am for an 8am start, finishing at 10am
Dress: Business Attire

Students who attend any of the following sessions will be afforded preference:

  • Career Strategy 
  • Capitalising on your PhD brand 
  • Teaching & Learning Clinic 

The Networking Breakfasts are very popular.  To ensure a place, please register early. 

About Career planning

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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