Pathways 2014

“It shows that there is life after my PhD!”

“I’ve now got the confidence to do something different”

“The panellists were experienced and knowledgeable. Good spread of different careers represented.”

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The Pathways annual careers event will take place on June 6th 2014.

If you’re coming to the end of your post-doc or doctorate, and you’re not sure what your next step might be, Pathways is the ideal opportunity to explore your options through real-life career stories. You’ll have the opportunity to hear how successful academics secured their posts, as well as hearing from people who decided that academia wasn’t for them. You’ll also have a chance to learn how people who work outside of HE use the skills and knowledge gained from their research experience in their non-academic roles.

Previous discussion topics have included: research roles outside academia; industry vs academia; working overseas; changing your mind/changing your career; consultancy roles and self-employment; non-academic roles in universities.

Guest panellists include those who have either completed their PhDs or moved on from university research posts in the last 10 years, or who have expertise in the job market for PhDs and researchers.

After lunch, there will be a number of plenary seminars which will explore topics including marketing your PhD and your skills and what do employers think of PhD applicants.

Alongside the sessions, more informal individual or small group conversations take place in the Career Lounge throughout the day and there are plenty of opportunities to meet with the guest speakers and other researchers.

Lunch and refreshments provided throughout the day. 

Book your place at: http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduates/pathways/

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