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Managing the Transition: Clarifying, designing and presenting your career after the PhD (205)
26 February and 12 March 2021
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Dr Verity Elston
How to make that decision about what to do – and where to do it – after the PhD?
This workshop provides the participants with the tools to approach and manage their individual career development as they complete and move beyond their PhD. It is aimed at doctoral candidates, no matter what their career goals, to help them consider their options and make the transition as they move out of the doctoral phase.
The workshop entails careful reflection by each participant to build their personal portfolio; taking stock of their experience and interests, and of employment opportunities, in order to clarify the direction they would like to take.
With the foundations of their portfolio completed, participants will then have the opportunity to re-present their potential and translate their experience in the various forms used in recruitment processes: CVs, cover letters, online profiles, interview responses and pitches.
The creation of a personal portfolio alongside this presentation media is aimed at providing participants with the tools to help them manage their own careers, in the short term as they transition out of the PhD, and in the long term of their professional future.
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.
The goal is to build participants' long-term autonomy in making decisions relative to career development: making proactive, conscious and confident choices for personal goals and professional growth.
By the end of this workshop a participant will:
Participation and format:
Doctoral candidates, generally at an advanced stage of their doctorate. Early stage doctoral candidates are also welcome.
Small workshop (max 12 people) over 8 hours (1 hour for lunch, plus coffee breaks) per day, with up to 28 hours of work before and during each day.
Dates: Fridays, 26th February and 12th March 2021
Schedule: 9:15 to 17:15
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.