Workshop: How to plan your career success as an early career researcher
UiODoc would like to invite all PhD candidates and postdocs to an interactive workshop on career planning, both in academia and outside. The presenter will be Dr. Kerstin Fritsches from PostdocTraining, who is a specialist in professional development for early career researchers.
In this highly competitive environment researchers need to be strategic about developing their careers, whether they wish to remain in academia or move into other career paths.
This workshop for PhD students and postdocs will take you through the steps involved in turning career aspirations into goals and actions that you can start work on straight away. You will be introduced to all the practical strategies and tools you need to
- identify a career path that suits your strengths and preferences;
- create a focused and achievable career plan; and
- develop your own profile, plus a support network that will help you
- achieve your full potential.
- 12:00 - 13:30 Part 1: How to identify a career path that suits your strengths and preferences and create a focused and achievable career plan.
- 13:30 - 14:00 Break
- 14:00 - 15:00 Part 2: How to develop your own profile, plus a support network that will help you achieve your full potential.
Workshop slides and materials
You can get the slides and materials from the workshop at this page.
To register for the event, please fill out the following sign-up sheet:
This will be a hands-on interactive workshop, so bring a friend and be prepared to discuss in groups.
Kerstin is conducting a pre-workshop survey to further customize the day to reflect your circumstances and challenges. The survey is completely anonymous and neither UiO or UiODoc will have access to your answers. Please take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/workshop_24March2015
About the presenter, Dr. Kerstin Fritsches
Kerstin is a former research fellow in neuroscience whose 12-year research career gave her first-hand experience of the challenges facing early career researchers, and a strong track record in postdoc affairs and career development.
A lack of effective career training for PhDs led Kerstin to found PostdocTraining in 2011, to bridge a gap in professional development by delivering support tailored specifically for early career researchers. PostdocTraining delivers career development support and mentoring for researchers worldwide, and Kerstin has become a sought-after workshop facilitator on topics such as career planning and research leadership in Europe and Australia.