No matter what professional experience you have, or what career trajectory you intend to follow after completing your degree, it is important to reflect on your plans for your future career and how you intend to transition from your research degree to that professional context. Depending on what path you wish to take, there are some professional skills which are specific to particular career paths; skills such as those required by professional researchers, teaching skills needed in academia, or skills that will assist you to innovate as an entrepreneur. Building professional skills during your research degree will ensure you are well-equipped for whichever pathway you choose. 

Categories that focus on the development of professional skills include:

Ventures' Social Enterprise Explorers

13 August 2020 12:00pm
A 6-week program from 13 August. Designed to create a space for UQ students from all faculties to come together and create projects that will have a positive social and environmental impact. Applications open! Closes 5 August at 5pm.

Ventures' LeadHers

13 August 2020 4:00pm
Join the confidence-building incubator for women across all disciplines who are or want to become managers, entrepreneurs, researchers or academics. All female-identifying students, staff and alumni are welcome to apply. 6 weeks from 13 August. Applications open now! Closes 5th August at 5pm.

Video abstracts: An introduction [webinar]

20 August 2020 10:00am12:00pm
What are video abstracts and how can they help you?

Graduate Teaching Associate Program (GTA) (5 months)

31 August 2020 9:00am5:00pm
The program is now open for Semester 2. Read more on the GTA website or use the Register button to complete the Application form to express your interest now. Applications close 5pm, 7 August.

Academic publishing: Play by the rules [webinar]

31 August 2020 10:00am11:30am
Explore guiding principles of ethical publishing and your rights.

Matching your potential with employment possibilities [webinar]

22 September 2020 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.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

30 September 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Career control for researchers [online]

6 October 2020 10:00am5:00pm
The 2020 Round 2 course is now open for Expressions of Interest. Closing date for EOIs is 22 September 2020 at noon. This 8-week online paced course runs from 6 October to 27 November 2020. You will be advised by 29 September if you are successful. 

Smart, savvy and scholarly: Knowing where NOT to publish [webinar]

13 October 2020 10:00am11:30am
Learn how to publish your research in the right place for the most impact.

Making and measuring research impact: an introduction [webinar]

15 October 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Learn about research matrices and social media impact. Find out how and where you can start making an impact with your research. For instance, what's a video abstract?


Ventures' Idea Hub Unlimited

11 August 2020 4:00pm
A 6-week program from 11 August. Level up. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to think and act like an entrepreneur. Applications open! Closes 5 August at 5pm.

Ventures' Startup Academy

10 August 2020 3:00pm
An 5-week program from 10 August designed to help you develop a sustainable business idea in an interactive learning space. Applications open! Closes 5 August at 5pm.

Copyright and your research: Including material in your thesis and publications [webinar]

6 August 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications.

Finish that thesis! (Pilot)

22 July 2020 8:30am24 July 2020 4:30pm
Thesis deadline looming but can’t seem to find the time or motivation? Join us for an intensive 3-day advance (not a retreat!) towards writing 20,000 words for your thesis or set your own ambitious writing goals! EOI IS REQUIRED and closes 12 July at 5pm.

Practical Publishing Part 1: Getting started & Part 2: Next steps [webinar]

20 July 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Want to find your publishing 'story' is? Join us for two sessions on the nuts and bolts of publishing!

The teaching academic: An introduction

17 July 2020 1:00pm3:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career.

Scientific career paths: Put your best foot forward [webinar special]

1 July 2020 11:00am12:30pm
Are you a soon-to-be Science or Medicine HDR graduate who is exploring your possible career outcomes? Want to gain an insight into the Science industry? Want to learn how to create opportunities and get your foot in the door?

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

30 June 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Learn what is meant by 'the third space' and how this space might be right for your career.

How to get published: An introduction [webinar]

29 June 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Gain an insight into the world of scholarly publishing.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria [webinar]

4 June 2020 10:00am11:30am
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Ventures' PhD & Postgrad Unlimited

3 June 2020 4:00pm6:00pm
This six-week program (3 June to 8 July) is designed to inspire and support UQ PhD & Postgrad students interested in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Strategic scholarly publishing: Principles [webinar]

20 May 2020 2:00pm3:30pm
Which journals are best for your research? What can you do to maximise your work’s scholarly impact? How can you ensure your research complies with funder mandates and is in line with the University’s strategic direction?

Ventures' Activate Info session

18 May 2020 12:00pm
Ventures Activate is a three-week (22 June to 10 July), remote internship program. Register now to join the Ventures Activate Information Session Monday 18 May 12-1pm on Zoom!

3MT Information Session for HDR Candidates [webinar]

5 May 2020 10:00am11:00am
This one hour session will provide all the information you need to participate in 3MT in 2020.

[NEW] Strategic scholarly publishing: Principles [webinar]

27 April 2020 2:00pm3:30pm
Which journals are best for your research? What can you do to maximise your work’s scholarly impact? How can you ensure your research complies with funder mandates and is in line with the University’s strategic direction?

Getting Research Into Policy and Practice

7 April 2020 9:00am2:30pm
A one day workshop on the research-policy nexus presented by researchers and policy makers by Centre for Policy Futures.

Writing a confirmation document

2 March 2020 10:00am11:30am
What is a confirmation document and what's included in it?

[NEW] Video abstracts: An introduction [webinar]

27 February 2020 10:00am12:00pm
What are video abstracts and how can they help you? This session is available in two delivery modes, please ensure that you register for the correct mode. Registration for the webinar closes on 21 February at noon.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identify opportunities

13 February 2020 10:00am12:30pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

What do examiners want? [Webinar]

12 February 2020 1:00pm3:00pm
What are examiners looking for in your written thesis and oral examination (viva)? How or what should you prepare? Closing date for registration is 6 February 2020, noon.

Build your personal brand

12 February 2020 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Applying for academic positions

21 January 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Thinking about a career in academia but don't know where to start? This workshop is for HDR candidates who would like to find out more about applying for academic positions within the Australian system.

Networking in the digital space

15 January 2020 10:00am12:00pm
This session will provide tips and tricks for making contact through digital means.

Ventures' ilab Accelerator

9 January 2020 12:15pm1:15pm
This program runs for 7 months from January to July each year. Applications for 2020 are now closed.

Publishing 101 with Wiley

2 December 2019 9:30am11:30am
What are the basics of publishing? Learn from the straight from the publishers themselves!