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Seminar: PhD, so what?

UiODoc, your interest organization, would like to invite you to a seminar entitled "PhD, so what? Jobs and skills outside Academia".

The purpose of this seminar is to give PhDs and postdocs an overview of work opportunities outside academia, what generic skills employers value, and how to get those skills during or after your research education. Several leading employers (both in the public and private sector) that actively recruit PhDs from several fields will share their experience and give their perspectives for careers outside academia. Additionally, we will have talks from PhD graduates that made the jump to the outside world, and hear about their experiences first-hand.

Contributors include Karrieresenteret at UiO, Forskningsrådet, Bioteknologinemda, McKinsey, Det Norske Veritas, Build2Grow and Abelia.

The seminar is focused on generic skills acquired in research, and PhD students and postdocs of all areas are welcome. We hope this will be a great opportunity to meet & mingle with other researchers, so we would love to see you there!

The seminar will be held in English.

Time Tentative programme
13:00 Opening by UiODoc and vice rector Knut Fægri
13:00-13:30 Center for career development at UiO: Skills VS knowlegde
13:30-13:50 McKinsey
13:50-14:05 Build2Grow – Entrepreneurship for PhDs and postdocs
14:15-14:35 Bioteknologinemda and similar
14:35-14:55 Jon Holm from the Research council of Norway
15:10-15:30 Lene Berg Holm from AbbVie
15:30-15:45 Det Norske Veritas
15:45-16:00 Abelia (NHO) will summarize and close the event

This is an open event, but please register at to ensure you don't miss out, and to help our preparations!

UiODoc is the interest organization for PhDs, postdocs and other young fixed term researchers at UiO. We are committed to make your PhD/postdoc experience as enjoyable as possible. We hope to see you at our next event, and look forward to great discussions!

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Published Nov. 9, 2014 7:22 PM - Last modified Nov. 9, 2014 7:25 PM