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:

Career strategy (General)

8 April 2020 12:30pm2:30pm
Discover post-HDR career options and consider which is best for you.

Career control for researchers [online]

20 April 2020 10:00am11:00am
The 2020 Round 1 course is now open for Expressions of Interest. Closing date for EOIs is 1 April 2020. This 8-week online paced course runs from 20 April to 12 June 2020. You will be advised by 8 April if you are successful. 

3MT Information Session for HDR Candidates

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

CV Essentials for HDRs

12 May 2020 12:30pm2:30pm
Interactive workshop to give you skills to prepare and maintain an outstanding CV. (previously known as Preparing your CV) REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6 TO 8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Ventures' Idea Hub PhD Session

3 June 2020 4:00pm
A practical, hands-on program that provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge needed to begin their startup journey. From 3 June to 8 July. EOIs to open in 2020.

Career shaping: Resume and selection criteria

4 June 2020 10:00am12:30pm
Write a great resume tailored to your audience and learn how to respond to selection criteria. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6 - 8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Ventures' Startup Adventures

21 June 2020 9:00am
UQ Startup Adventures now open for registration. Keen on undertaking a four week startup experience in Singapore, Shanghai, or Shenzhen? First adventure takes off in Singapore from 21 June to 13 July! EOIs open on 11 March 2020 for the Singapore adventure.

Career strategy: Planning for your Future

23 June 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Successful careers are a result of good planning. Get started early with your career strategy. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

Strategic networking: How to connect for impact

24 June 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Understand the strategic value of networking. Identify networking opportunities. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.

How to get published: An introduction

29 June 2020 10:00am12:00pm
Gain an insight into the world of scholarly publishing. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN APPROXIMATELY 6-8 WEEKS BEFOREHAND.


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.