Translating your research skills for non-academic employers

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Translating your research skills for non-academic employers

This workshop will focus on the skills you have developed during your doctoral studies that are of interest to employers, especially employers outside universities. Rest assured - you have heaps to offer! But sometimes it takes practice to work out how to translate what you know into language that can be understood outside academia. We will work through a range of areas; by the end of the week, you'll be able to translate your skills for all kinds of employers.

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify your key employability skills
  • Understand the key skills sought by employers outside academia
  • Provide examples of how/when you have demonstrated those skills
  • Identify interesting employment opportunities

This workshop series is available to all HDR students. It is also part of the Science, Health and Medicine Career Development Framework program and can be counted as a valid activity. All these workshops will help you earn CDS points!