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Center of Infection Biology and Immunity

Career Orientation Workshop with Dr. Ruth Willmott, BioScript

Career Orientation is intended for researchers in the beginning stages of their doctorate. When registering through email, please comment shortly, why you want to attend this workshop.

StartOct 30, 2020 | 09:00 AM
endOct 30, 2020 | 05:00 PM

The Career Orientation: Shaping and Steering your Career Path workshop is aimed at providing you with (1) professional advice on what your career options are and (2) hands-on mentoring on how to make it on your chosen career path whether in academia or on the wider market or both. Such an approach will allow you to make informed strategic choices on how best to shape and steer your career path.

To this end, we will comprehensive cover the key factors involved in having a successful research career in academia. In addition, you will also receive in-depth career mentoring about the wealth of alternative career paths that are open to you in both the private and public sectors.

Importantly, we will explore and analyse the core competencies that PIs and employers want from a perspective researcher or employee. To already identify core competency gaps, we will analyse your CV and identify problem areas that need to be addressed. Finally, we will make an individual action plan, so that you can begin to better shape and steer your career path during the whole course of your PhD. Such a proactive early-stage approach will enable you to immediately start to gear up to gaining competitive edge –a prerequisite for you to achieve your future career goals.

This workshop will cover:

Making the Right Career Moves

  • Where am I now?
  • Where do I want to go?
  • Making it to the Top of Academia
  • Aren’t top publications enough?
  • What should I consider when looking for my next PI and lab?
  • Which action can I be taking now to better position myself for a research career in academia?

Making it on the Wider Market

  • What are my career options on the wider market?
  • What core competencies does the wider market require?
  • Which action can I be taking now to better position myself for the wider market?

Building your CV and Identifying Core Competencies Gaps

Producing an Action Plan to better Achieve your Career Goals