Graduate School Graubünden

25. Oktober 2019 – 28. Oktober 2019

Dates: Friday, October 25 & Monday, October 28

Finding opportunities outside the university and building applications

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, such as 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, longterm and well-paid contracts, offering better work/life balance.

This two-day workshop is focused on the tools to help doctoral candidates develop clarification on their own capabilities, interests and motivations, better comprehend the job market and employment context, and be able investigate and increase the opportunities for a career path in the environment and role that best suits them.

The workshop includes time for reflection and self-examination, as well as practical work developing career tools such as the CV and cover letter, online profiles, and active research into skills identification and career opportunities. Provision is made for participants to request the award of 1 ECTS from their home university, with the completion of an additional post-workshop assignment.

Max. number participants: 12

Registration will open in May. We will keep you posted.