Higher Degree Research Students: Career Development Services & Activities

The Careers Centre offers a range of tailored services, workshops and events to support Higher Degree Research students with their career planning and decision making, job search skills and professional skills development.

Career Skills Sessions

Created specifically for Higher Degree Research students, these sessions are delivered throughout the year. Session topics include:

  • Identifying Your Skills & Values for Career Planning & Job Search
  • Networking Skills
  • Resumes & Cover Letters
  • Addressing Selection Criteria
  • Interview Skills
  • Practice Your Interview Skills
  • Resume Rescue group sessions

View and register for upcoming sessions via Sydney CareerHub.

Guest Speakers and Careers Q&A Panels

The Careers Centre facilitates guest speaker and careers Q&A panel events to raise awareness about career options available to Higher Degree Research graduates, as well as providing career and job search advice directly from industry professionals, researchers and academics.

  • Hugh Kearns Presents - Promoting Yourself and Your Research. Click here to listen to the recording of this event from Thursday 18 May 2017 on CareerHub (available until Friday 15 December 2017).

Keep an eye out on Sydney CareerHub for our future 2017 events.

2014, 2015 and 2016 past guest speakers and panels included:

  • Hugh Kearns Presents - Seven Secrets of Highly Successful Research Students
  • Hugh Kearns Presents - Shameless Self Promotion for Research Students
  • Dr Robin Humphrey, Reader and Director of Postgraduate Research Training, Newcastle University, UK presents: Advanced research training workshops for doctoral social scientists on Writing up Qualitative Data
  • Entrepreneurial Careers for Researchers Q&A Panel
  • Careers in Academia Q&A Panel
  • Guest Speaker "The Thesis Whisperer" Dr Inger Mewburn presents: How I learned to stop worrying & love edupunk
  • Higher Degree Research Students: Careers in Industry Q&A Panel

Career Consults

Book a one to one careers consult to discuss your career options and job search with our experienced career practitioners via Sydney CareerHub, including appointments available only for Higher Degree Research students.

Other events and services

External Events

There are no current external events.

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