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 Digital Research Fellowship Program 2023

9 December 2022 5:00pm
The Graduate Digital Research Fellowship Program is designed to prepare research students for academic or non-academic careers in digital scholarship.

Build your personal brand [St Lucia]

30 January 2023 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Strategic scholarly publishing principles [webinar]

14 February 2023 1:00pm2:00pm
Learn the principles of publishing your research strategically.

Networking in the digital space [webinar]

22 February 2023 10:00am12:00pm
This session will provide tips and tricks for making contact through digital means.

Planning to publish [webinar]

28 February 2023 10:00am11:30am
Which journals/publishers are best for your research? (previously known as How to Get Published)

Mastering the WRite Stuff™ [online]

30 November 2022 9:00am1 December 2022 4:00pm
Are you coming up to or just past Mid-Candidature Review and getting jitters about having to produce a mammoth 80,000 word thesis all in the not too distant future? Fret not, we’ve got you covered! Join us for a 2-day intensive course and learn how to set yourself on the right path to writing. Applications close on 14 November at 5pm.

Optimising Wellbeing throughout your HDR Journey [Gatton]

23 November 2022 10:00am11:30am
This workshop aims to assist HDR students to manage stress, to open conversations about wellbeing and to access UQ support services and resources.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future [Webinar]

22 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Law and Intellectual property [webinar]

18 November 2022 10:00am11:30am
Intellectual Property can be a valuable asset and understanding how to protect it will help you in your research career. This session will touch upon UQ’s IP policies, and the broader Australian and global context.

CV Essentials for HDRs [webinar]

9 November 2022 12:00pm2:00pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV).

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research [webinar]

3 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Lighting the Spark: Entrepreneurial Pathways to leverage your research (F2F St Lucia)

3 November 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Find out how to generate workable ideas from your research and turn them into business opportunities. Be an idea pioneer! This workshops is available in webinar and F2F modes. Please ensure that you register for the correct mode in order to receive the correct notifications.

Tutors @ UQ

31 October 2022 11:15am
Discover strategies for working with small groups in a learning context. The program is structured around three face-to-face sessions for a total of five hours of contact time. This program is only run during semesters. Contact your Faculty for more info.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact [webinar]

28 October 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

Career strategy (General) [webinar]

19 October 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Career control for researchers [online]

4 October 2022 9:00am
The 2022 Round 2 course is now open for applications. This 8-week online paced course runs from 4 Oct to 25 November 2022. Closing date for application is 20 September 2022 at 11.59pm. You will be advised by 30 September if you are successful. 

Matching your potential with employment possibilities [webinar]

21 September 2022 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.

What DO examiners want? [Webinar]

12 September 2022 1:00pm3:00pm
What are examiners looking for in your written thesis and oral examination (viva)? How or what should you prepare? This session is also offered in the F2F mode. Please ensure that you are registered in the correct mode to receive the correct instructions.

How to navigate an academic career [webinar]

12 September 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Promoting your research impact: Collecting evidence of research engagement [webinar]

9 September 2022 12:00pm1:30pm
Learn about research metrices and social media impact. Find out how and where you can start making an impact with your research. (Previously known as Making and measuring research impact: an introduction)

Business of you [Webinar]

19 August 2022 9:00am11:00am
This interactive workshop will teach you how use digital marketing tools and social media to advance your career. The workshop will give you practical steps on how to how to package and communicate your unique skills, strengths and value proposition.

Ventures' Validate

11 August 2022 4:00pm6:00pm
Validate is designed to help you and your team develop a validated business model in an interactive learning space over a period of 10 weeks from 11 August to 19 October. Your team will pitch to a judging panel for a share in $10,000 in cash prizes.

Ventures' LeadHers

4 August 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Join Ventures for a one-day LeadHers program over 5 sessions from 4 August to 1 September. Coming to you either face-to-face or online.

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

3 August 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications. This workshop is also available in the webinar delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

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

3 August 2022 1:00pm2:30pm
Examine how you should correctly incorporate and attribute copyrighted material in your thesis and publications. This workshop is also available in the face-to-face delivery mode. Please ensure that you are correctly registered in your chosen mode to receive the relevant workshop notifications.

Agile project management [St Lucia]

2 August 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Plan, execute and deliver projects in a lean way. Lean methodologies create greater value while using fewer resources.

The Pitching Event (Ventures) [webinar]

28 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This is an opportunity for participants to practice delivering their pitches to a panel of judges/mentors and get feedback.

Pitching and storytelling (Ventures) [webinar]

21 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
This session provides best practice on how to build a pitch deck and how to deliver it compellingly.

The teaching academic: An introduction [webinar]

21 July 2022 10:00am12:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career.

Getting Research Into Policy and Practice (Centre for Policy Futures)

19 July 2022 9:00am1:00pm
The Centre for Policy Futures is running its highly regarded Getting Research into Policy and Practice (GRiPP) training next month. This half-day workshop is designed for academics, professionals, and students to improve their understanding of the political and government landscape, and how to frame and promote their research to inform and shape evidence-based policy. The session will be run by Dr Greta Nabbs-Keller, with contributions from Ms Shannon Willoughby, Professor Greg Marston, and Professor Brian Head. Registration is essential.

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