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Career Perspectives Series

Groningen Graduate Schools

Pursuing a PhD degree is often a rewarding and exciting experience. You have the opportunity to study a specific research question in depth and become a leading expert in your field and topic of research. But have you considered what you would like to do with your PhD degree?

Where will your PhD career take you? ©UG
Where will your PhD career take you? ©UG

Would you like to stay in academia and become a professor or academic researcher? Or would you like to become an entrepreneur and start your own business? Do you prefer to work in government or industry, or in higher education teaching, or one of the many other employment possibilities that value the talents and skills of PhD graduates?

Leaving your career choices too late could lead to difficulties in finding employment after your PhD, while the pressures of academic research can make it challenging for you as a PhD student to consider your career options until after you graduate.

The Career Perspectives Series

Taking steps for your future career as a PhD graduate. ©UG
Taking steps for your future career as a PhD graduate. ©UG

The Career Perspectives Series (CPS) was developed by the Groningen Graduate Schools to enable PhD students to think about their future career steps and prepare for that moment after they have received their PhD degree. By enrolling in CPS courses and workshops during your studies, you can develop your talents and skills beyond research and discover the various career possibilities awaiting you after your PhD.

  • What transferrable skills can I develop now for a future career inside or outside academia?
  • How can I apply these skills in my professional career?
  • What job opportunities are possible for PhD graduates?

The courses and workshops within the Career Perspectives Series focus on three main areas:

"You cannot climb the career ladder with your hands in your pockets." - quote from the Dutch Career Calendar

Employers from all sectors value the talents and skills that PhD graduates have to offer. During your PhD studies here in Groningen, we hope that you will take the opportunity to follow the Career Perspectives Series and discover what it is that makes you passionate about research, and ultimately, how you can develop your talents and skills as a researcher towards a successful and fulfilling career after your PhD!

  • All CPS Course descriptions and registration information can be found on the CPS Courses website. Individual Faculty Graduate Schools will offer their own subject-specific courses as part of the CPS program. You can find the details on our site or by contacting your Faculty Graduate School.
  • For any questions about the Career Perspectives Series, please contact us.
Career Perspectives Series Flow Chart: A guide to help you develop your own personal career plan during your PhD studies.
Career Perspectives Series Flow Chart: A guide to help you develop your own personal career plan during your PhD studies.
Laatst gewijzigd:15 februari 2018 08:49