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Managing the Transition: Clarifying, designing and presenting your career after the PhD (207)
6 and 20 November 2020
|Lang||Workshop language is English|
Dr Verity Elston
• How to make that decision about what to do – and where to do it – after the PhD?
• How to understand what you offer on the employment market?• How to present your experience as a PhD in terms non-academic employers will understand?
• Participants will be asked to prepare for the workshop by completing a initial profile and reading articles provided in advance.
• Analyzing the PhD experience to uncover the skills, interests and motivations that will build their individual profile.
• Between the two days of the workshop, participants will put together their choice of presentation media: a CV, a cover letter, an online profile, or an elevator pitch. This work will then be reviewed in the second day.
• Reviewing individual presentation media in small groups and in plenum.
This workshop is designed to help participants go through the process of understanding who they are: their professional identity. This clarification is an essential step to take before we begin to ask what we want to do, where we want to do it, and how we will get there.
Participation and format:
Dates: Fridays 6th and 20th November 2020
Schedule: 8.45 a.m. to 5.15 p.m.
Director of Portfolio Formation Sàrl (https://twitter.com/portfoliophd) and head of career advice for the University of Lausanne Graduate Campus, Dr Verity Elston was previously director of the CUSO Transversal Programme and Deputy to the Dean of the EPFL Doctoral School. She has broad professional experience in the private and public sectors in several countries, including in middle- and high-level recruitment. She holds a doctorate in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago, the FSEA certificate in adult education, and the ACC certificate in integral coaching. She conducts ongoing qualitative and quantitative research and analysis on the career paths of doctorate holders in Switzerland and in Europe.