The Graduate School Graubünden is happy to preannounce a two-day workshop with trainer Verity Elston (PhD)/Portfolio Sàrl, that will focus on the tools to help advanced doctoral candidates and postdocs develop clarification on their own capabilities, interests and motivations. The workshop will help you to better comprehend the job market and employment context, and be able to investigate and increase the opportunities for a career path in the environment and role that best suits you.

Whether at a European or a Swiss level, whether over the short- or long-term, research repeatedly shows that the vast majority of PhDs will develop their careers on paths other than professorship. Every year, more and more talented and capable PhDs find themselves questioning their next steps: Where to turn, what to do, and where to begin? While these questions are often driven by pragmatic concerns of limited opportunities in academia, they are also motivated by a wide range of issues. These issues may include wanting to have a direct impact on society, access a broader panoply of potential career paths, the desire to leave research and/or teaching, or more pragmatically, the greater possibility of stable, long-term and well-paid contracts, offering better work/life balance.

The workshop includes time for reflection and self-examination, as well as practical work developing ca-reer tools such as the CV and cover letter, online profiles, and active research into skills identification and career opportunities. Registration for the workshop will open on January 31, 2018 at 10.00 am.

Dates: April 20 & 23, 2018, Davos
Read the detailed course description here.