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:

The teaching academic: An introduction

16 November 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Gain insight into what it means to teach effectively in higher education and how this fits with an academic career.

How to navigate an academic career

1 November 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.

Elsevier: Introduction to journal publishing & Open Access

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

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact

27 September 2017 9:30am11:30am
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities.

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.

Career strategy

6 September 2017 9:00am11:00am
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy.

Build your personal brand

29 August 2017 10:00am12:00pm
This workshop provides pragmatic strategies to define your personal and research brand.

Publishing your research: Strategies for success

24 August 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Discover secrets to effectively 'selling' your manuscript to an editor.

How to be an entrepreneur

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

Candidate Development Award information session

7 August 2017 10:00am11:00am
This sessions provides an overview of the CDA and the process of applying.

UniQuest commercialisation workshop (2 days)

25 July 2017 8:00am26 July 2017 5:00pm
Workshop the road from invention to market.

Intellectual property

20 July 2017 9:30am11:30am
Understand how to protect intellectual property, what are your rights and your responsibilities.

Communicating for impact outside academia

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

Career strategy

12 July 2017 11:00am1:00pm
Craft a career strategy to make the transition from study to employment.

Idea Hub program (6 weeks)

8 June 2017 4:00pm8:00pm
This six week course shows you how to pursue your ideas and tap into your inner entrepreneur.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria

1 June 2017 1:00pm3:00pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria.

Career shaping: Understand your skills and identifying opportunities

1 June 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Increase your chances of a positive career on completion of your HDR.

Tutors @ UQ

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

Career control for researchers (8 weeks, online)

12 May 2017 8:00am
Gain clarity about your strengths, preferences and goals to inform good career choices.

Publishing your research: Getting started

20 April 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Discover tools and practical knowledge to help you start the publishing process.

Creating a structured document or thesis

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

How to navigate an academic career

15 March 2017 10:00am12:00pm
Explore specific ideas, tools and techniques to navigate an academic career.