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Career Awareness 18 February 2019

The Federation of Graduate Schools in Social Sciences and Humanities is offering a career perspectives event on Career Awareness for first- and second-year PhD students. You only recently started your PhD project, but time flies and before you know it, you will need to decide on the next steps in your career. What to do after you finish your PhD project? Would you like to stay in academia to become a researcher or maybe eventually a professor? Or would you like to apply your knowledge and skills in policy making, an NGO, industry, or another comparable environment? In this career perspectives event you will explore your options, strengths, and interests for your future career.

The programme of this Career Awareness event is divided into two parts . First, the facts and figures about the career prospects of PhD students will be discussed, and reflections on career choices will be given by two presenters who finished a PhD project and then either stayed in academia or chose a job outside academia.

In the second half of the programme it’s your turn: in two workshops you will work on your own career options and preferences. One workshop will focus on diversity and empowerment and how that can influence your career choices. The other will focus on your own strengths and interests.

Diversity and empowerment

You’re at the start of your career. In this workshop we will reflect on how gender may influence your choices in your career. The goal is to make you more conscious of stereotypes that may play a role in your career, and their impact on your choices and those of the people around you.

Discover your drive

In this workshop you will find out what is important to you by carefully selecting your personal work and life values. You will be asked to reflect upon your daily life in view of these values: are you giving them enough attention and time? Or would you like to change something? An assignment will help you to determine how you usually act in everyday situations and whether your behaviour and attitudes in working situations reflect your values. As every attitude has its up and downside you will have a clearer idea of your constructive qualities and points that may require attention. If necessary, at the end of the workshop you will have determined at least one action point with the accompanying strategy and mode of evaluation.

You will need to prepare for the workshops by making an assignment. More information can be found in the detailed overview of the programme .

This event is open for PhD students who are in their first or second year of their PhD project, and who are a member of one of the Graduate Schools of the Federation or Campus Fryslân . The event will take place at Het Kasteel (Melkweg 1 , Groningen city centre) on Monday February 18, 2019, 13:00 – 17:00 (drinks afterwards). For this event no costs are charged. You can register by filling in the registration form. After registration you will receive the assignments for the workshops. The deadline for registration is Tuesday February 12, 2019. Only a limited number of places are available, so make sure to register soon.

Last modified:18 January 2019 12.11 p.m.