On 16th-17th May the GRC hosted its second Career Planning Beyond Academia event for third and fourth year PhD students. The event was attended by 31 researchers, from all divisions.
On day one students started by exploring their values, skills and self before considering the job market through discussion with Alumni and undertaking career scanning activities. Day two saw students build on the knowledge and learning of the first day through practical activities which enhanced students’ readiness for getting a job. The activities focused on how to translate your PhD skills, prepare for interview, and protect your mental health and resilience during the post-PhD job hunt.
Both days were facilitated by a mix of internal and external speakers and supported by opportunities for career coaching and CV reviews.
The event received fantastic feedback, including:
“A big thank you for organising this event, an epitome of the support that Kent students can get. I found these two days incredibly useful and provided tools to properly kickstart jobhunting. It was one of those events where you would not let your mind switch because you’ll miss valuable information.”