Careers, skills, and looking to the future
In May 2015 The Midlands Graduate School (comprising the ESRC Doctoral Training Centres of the Universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Warwick) presented a lively day of discussion on the keys to career thinking, both academic and non-academic.
The workshop for final year PhD students, featured short and snappy presentations on academic and non-academic career opportunities as well as sessions on networking and job application skills. Presenters included professors, students and figures from government and industry.
Links to the programme can be found to the right of this page.
Thank you to all those that attended and a selection of the speakers presentations from the day can be found below.
Introduction - Frances Burstow – Training and Skills Committee, ESRC
Session 2 - Skills and capacity-building
Chris Manley and Charlie Cunningham - Senior Careers Consultants, Warwick University - with Clare Jones, Nottingham University, and Carl Jukes, Birmingham University
• Give the employer what they want! Effective CVs and application forms
Session 3 - Contacts and networks