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Higher degree research student career activities

Activities for Higher Degree Research students

We offer a range of tailored services, workshops and events to support Higher Degree Research students with career planning and decision making, job search and professional skills development.

Career skills workshops

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

  • career options with a research degree
  • networking and job search skills
  • resumes and cover letters for industry
  • writing an academic resume
  • addressing selection criteria
  • interview skills
  • Resume Rescue group sessions

Guest speakers and careers Q&A panels

We facilitate guest speakers 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. 

Past guest speakers and panels include:

  • Hugh Kearns – Seven secrets of highly succesful research students
  • Dr Robin Humphrey, Reader and Director of Postgraduate Research Training, Newcastle University, UK – Writing up Qualitative Data
  • Dr Inger Mewburn, ‘The Thesis Whisperer’ – How I learned to stop worrying & love edupunk
  • Entrepreneurial Careers for Researchers Q&A Panel
  • Careers in Academia Q&A Panel
  • Higher Degree Research Students: Careers in Industry Q&A Panel

Career appointments

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