Short interactive workshop to familiarise PhD researchers with basic career planning methods and tools and introduce them into the job search strategies and tools for researchers (in both local and international labour market).
By the end of the workshop participants should:
Improved skills and knowledge Increased enrollment and retention
|Categories||Profesional & Academic Development|
|Mobility stages||During mobility phase|
|Delivery schedule||Not defined|
|Importance||Nice to have|
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|Target groups||PhD student/Early career researcher|
|Types of contracts of researchers||Full degree student Employee in training (interns, research fellows, postdocs)|
|Career stages of researchers||Less than 6 months 6-12-months of experience 1-3-years of experience|
|Lengths of stays of researchers||6-12 months More than 12 months|
Organization of career planning skills trainings and preparation for labour market can be done in several ways depending on a size of institution and available capacities. Many institutions have specialist advisers and coaches who are dedicated to support PhDs and academics. If this is your case, then contact them and ask if they could prepare such orientation workshop for international PhD students.
If you don´t have career support aervice for researchers at your institution it is still perfectly feasible to organise such workshop with the help of online resources available and (not inevitably) external speakers. To set up the workshop you can take an inspiration from many existing resources (see examples).
The basic questions you need to consider when planning the workshop include:
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There are many ways how to structure your agenda. Here is the suggestion for the 3 hours long interactive workshop:
*OUR TIP: Simple group activity for exploring researchers skills:
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Career development workshop for PhD students and Postdocs at (also have a look at their online job platform for international students)
Seminar After your PhD - Job Search and Careers for Scientists at the University in Giessen, Germany
Online workshop: career guidance for international PhD candidates at Radboud University, Netherlandss
Postdoc Career Success programme introduces essential skills and tools that early stage researchers can apply immediately in their daily work.
The program's practical, step-by-step approach is designed to help researchers settle quickly in their roles, build their confidence and develop the abilities they need to tackle the challenges of the postdoc phase. The program motivates researchers to structure their own careers and equips them to maximise their contributions, accelerate their progress and fulfil their potential, wherever their career choices take them.
For more details see Training in career planning for PhD students
The benefits of a mentoring relationship are valuable for both - mentees and mentors. You could develop new skills and knowledge, make new contacts and create a professional relationship with someone from another part of the world.
The benefits of a mentoring relationship are valuable for both - mentees and mentors. Developing new skills and knowledge, making new contacts, and creating a professional relationship with someone from another part of the world are only a small number of them.
This Mentoring programme will bring an advantageous experience when they are:
You can use directly the mentoring program by advising you to join and providing the link to your international PhDs and staff. Another option could be to request the coordinators to prepare your internal mentoring program by using the same online tool.