We’re of course still unable to come together on campus as we usually would. But as the days start to get brighter and longer this Spring, we have some great virtual careers events that offer a productive way to spend your lockdown down-time.
Online panel events
Studies tell us the majority of people who graduate with a PhD will at some point leave academic research. And yet while we’re still in academia, surrounded by those who have chosen to stay, this can feel difficult to truly believe. We’ll redress this balance with three panel events, each hosting PhD graduates now working beyond academia. Panelists will share details of their roles and career paths, and offer top tips for researchers wanting to transition out of academia. We’ll also be asking them about the effects the pandemic has had on their role and industry, and the impact they predict for the future. You’ll be given a chance to post your own questions to our speakers in the chat box too. Below are details of our three upcoming panels – as well as links for further info and booking.
Careers in Communication: Publishing, Editorial & Writing Panel
Thurs 18 Feb 2021, 5.30–7pm
Contributors: Intelligent Emotion, MS Society, Nature Communications, Seques and freelance author.
Careers in Public Health Panel
Wed 24 Feb 2021, 5.30–7pm
Contributors: Future Care Capital, NHS England, Aquarius Population Health
Careers in Data Science & Data Analysis Panel
Tues 16 March 2021, 5.30–7pm
Contributors: Causalens, Faculty AI, CERN.
We’re also hosting two employer workshops that will allow you to gain a deeper insight into the practical skills researchers need when moving outside of academia.
Skills Beyond Academia –
Developing Business Skills and Navigating the Corporate World
Thurs 18 March 2021, 12.30–2pm
Want to learn more about businesses, how they operate and the markets they work in? Interested in finding out those key businesses skills you’ll need before leaving academia?
Join us to hear more from researchers working in organisations across various sectors, learn more about the business world and the skills needed to be successful whilst having the chance to ask your questions about what it takes.
Contributors: Capco and Abcam
Careers Beyond Academia Taster Session in Data
Thurs 25 March 2021, 12.30–2pm
This taster session for data will allow you to experience a hypothetical task which someone in this role would undertake.
This is a practical opportunity to gain experience of a career in data. Improve your understanding of the industry and the types of careers available whilst networking with an organisation which hires researchers.
Led by: Celonis
To see our full list of careers workshops, book a one-to-one appointment, or view job vacancies suitable for those with a research background, log into your MyUCLCareers account.