Building a career

In and Outside of Academia

It is important to start thinking about your future career in the second year of your PhD project. This course will discuss the various paths in and outside academia and will show you how to be prepared when you graduate.

Schedule 4 sessions
Course dates see upcoming course
No. of participants max 15
Workload 0.5 ECTS

 

Course description

Content

Many PhD researchers in the humanities hope to pursue an academic career, while others aim at a career outside of academia. This course provides information about academic and non-academic careers. About their requirements, and about what it takes to prepare for an effective job search. The course consists of four workshops - two about building an academic career and two about career orientation for non-academic jobs.

Class themes

A career outside of academia

  • Workshop 1: the exploration of the job market, how to present yourself to possible employers: CV, LinkedIn page, how to build networks and how to apply for a job successfully
  • Workshop 2: working on your own CV's and application letters. Introductions from graduates that have non-academic careers

The academic career

  • Workshop 3: the academic job search and how to get the most out of conferences
  • Workshop 4: how to get published

Assignments

In order to complete this course successfully, you will have work on your own CVs, both academic and non-academic, update your LinkedIn page and prepare letters of application.

Lecturers

Part 1: Mervyn Nankoe (ProActief UvA)

Part 2: Helmer Helmers (University of Amsterdam)

 

 

 

Published by  Graduate School of Humanities

14 November 2018