Wednesday 1 November 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm
Graduate School

An academic career tends to be the preferred choice for PhD graduates but what academic career paths are there and how do you navigate them? 

Academic career paths can be as varied as the people pursuing them; post-doc, professor, sessional lecturer, and more. This workshop will therefore tackle the theme by introducing the job market and broad career pathways for academics before focusing on specific ideas, tools and techniques that help you identify which of these options would be the best fit for your strengths and preferences. 

You will walk away with a concrete plan for your approach and next steps in your career development, including building the mentor network to help you pursue your preferred choice.

Students said:  "The session forces me sit down and consider seriously what I can do and should do now to plan my post PhD career. It was really helpful."  and "It was valuable to see the different potential pathways to Academia; also getting me to reflect on what career pathway is most suited to me, and what steps in need to get there.."

This session is a repeat of the 15th March session of the same name. 

About the presenter: Dr Kerstin Fritsches

Kerstin is a former research fellow in neuroscience who spent the majority of her 12-year research career on soft money, with first-hand experience of the challenges facing early career researchers and a strong track record in postdoc affairs and career development. A lack of effective career training for PhDs led Kerstin to found PostdocTraining in 2011, to bridge a gap in professional development by delivering support tailored specifically for early career researchers. 

PostdocTraining delivers career development support and mentoring for researchers worldwide and Kerstin is a sought-after workshop facilitator on topics such as career planning and research leadership both in Europe and Australia.

AHEGS Approved: 
Career Focus: 
Knowledge Transfer and Strategy
Professional Skills