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:

Graduate teaching assistant (6 months)

23 February 2018 5:00pm
Develop knowledge and skills to advance your future teaching career.

How to navigate an academic career

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

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact

8 March 2018 9:30am11:30am
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

Career strategy

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

How to get published: An introduction

19 March 2018 2:30pm4:30pm
Gain an insight into the world of scholarly publishing.

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 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.

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.

Build your personal brand

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

The teaching academic: An introduction

7 June 2018 10:00am12:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career.

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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.

Elsevier: Introduction to journal publishing & Open Access

25 October 2017 2:00pm5:00pm
Gain an understanding of journal publishing and Open Access.

Writing award winning reviews

13 September 2017 1:00pm2:00pm
For all who are interested in shaping research and understanding intricacies of peer review process, this session is for you.

ilab UQ's MentorBlaze

12 September 2017 3:30pm7:00pm
Imagine speaking to up 4 mentors and networking with over 30 of Brisbane's leading startup mentors - all in one place - all in one high energy 2-hour session.

How to be an effective reviewer: Peer reviewing for academic journals

12 September 2017 12:00pm2:00pm
Taylor and Francis present this session on how to be an effective reviewer.

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.

How to be an entrepreneur

15 August 2017 1:00pm4:00pm
Learn about what it means to be an entrepreneur.

Communicating for impact outside academia

19 July 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Learn to communicate your research to the broader community.

Tutors @ UQ

15 May 2017 11:15am12:15pm
Discover strategies for working with small groups in a learning context.

Creating a structured document or thesis

22 March 2017 9:30am12:30pm
A practical guide to designing complex documents such as a thesis (CaST).

Career strategy networking event

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

Research to policy networking event

27 October 2016 8:00am10:00am
Implement your networking skills with researchers who influence policy.