You will develop a number of skills while undertaking your research degree but in the competitive employment landscape, you should take all opportunities you can to build a range of skills that will make you stand out as both a capable researcher and a professional who can participate in a broad range of career opportunities.


This one-hour webinar will give you insights into key employability skills that are important in the workplace, help you identify opportunities for additional skills building and potential career pathways and give you strategies to leverage those opportunities to ensure you are well-prepared for your post-HDR career.

You may also be interested in participating in the Career Shaping: Understanding your Skills webinar on Wednesday 27th June.  

This workshop will be presented by Dr Shari Walsh, Developer and Facilitator of Resilient Researcher, Psychologist and Career Development Practitioner, Growth Psychology, Brisbane.

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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