Researcher Career Skills Workshop for Scientists and Engineers (2 Day Workshop)

16th – 17th  July 2015 09:00 – 17:00  University campus

The transition to permanent employment from postgraduate research is a challenging prospect in a highly competitive job market. The University recognizes this challenge and encourages researchers to emphasise their strengths and reflect upon skills that could be developed further. We are delighted to offer an opportunity to participate in a new career skills development workshop for students within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. This two-day workshop will provide dedicated and practical support for final-year postgraduate researchers looking to improve their prospects of getting their ideal job.

The workshop will aid your career planning by providing practical and specific advice on CV writing and interview training. Participants are required to bring 1-2 job specifications for which they are interested in applying along with a CV that is optimized for those jobs.

The workshop will provide an excellent environment to discuss effective strategies for communicating your research to potential employers and develop the vital networking skills that prove useful in interview centres. In addition, the workshop will address other employability topics that are desirable to employers beyond academia such as intellectual property and commercialization.

This workshop will help you complete the careers requirement and compliments the online portfolio with direct face-to-face training.

The workshop is organised by the School of Physical Sciences and is open to all PGR students in the Faculty of Science and Engineering

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