We know many of you are focussed on a research career. We also know that research can take many forms and is valued by many employers. That’s why we’ve created an incredible series of events where PhDs and research staff at King’s can come and meet employers to find out more about what research means in different contexts.
See below for our Save the Date list: the events will take place at different campuses and usually late afternoon. We’ll update this list when rooms are booked, and will let you know the exciting range of employers as soon as we can!
This series is for you as a PhD or member of research staff if:
- You’re eager to explore careers in different industries…
- You’ve been thinking about pursuing a career in a field, but would like to know more about the ‘day-to-day’…
- You’re unsure about how to break into a sector…
- You’d like some advice on how to craft job applications for industries that interest you…
Each event in the series will put the ‘spotlight’ on a sector, and a panel of practitioners will shed light on the questions above as well as your other queries about career development. Having all spent time in academic research, panellists will be well equipped to speak about professionals experiences in and out the university setting.
This series is for you as a PhD or member of research staff if you have ever asked yourself:
- Should I remain in academia or consider a career in industry?
- How can I market myself outside of academia?
- Which organisations appreciate the skillset of academic researchers like me?
- What’s the best way to communicate my skills and experience with non-academic employers?
Come along to the sessions that speak most to your career needs, where you can engage with professionals who have already spent a lot of time figuring out answers to these kind of questions! Our guest speakers will chat briefly about their own experiences and then be on hand to address any questions you have about your own professional development and future.
|SS: Patent Law||Wed 12th Oct|
|SS: Management Consultancy||Wed 19th Oct|
|SS: Policy||Wed 26th Oct|
|SS: Research outside of Academia||Wed 2nd Nov|
|PF: Industry vs. Academia: Comparing research opportunities in both sectors (Sciences)||Wed 9th Nov|
|PF: Don’t think you need to network? Megan Rossi explains why you do||Wed 16th Nov|
|SS: Finance||Wed 23rd Nov|
|PF: Thinking beyond your discipline||Wed 30th Nov|
|PF: Internationalising your PhD||Wed 18th Jan|
|PF: Finding your fit: PhD-friendly organisations||Wed 1st Feb|
|SS: Entrepreneurship||Wed 8th Feb|
|PF: Industry vs. Academia: Comparing research opportunities in both sectors (Social studies)||Wed 15th Feb|
|PF: Informational Interview (link in with promotion of work shadowing opportunities)||Wed 1st Mar|
|PF: Beyond the Bench: Nail the PhD Elevator Pitch||Wed 8th Mar|
|SS: Behavioural Consultancy (IoPPN)||Wed 15th Mar|
|SS: Education||Wed 22nd Mar|
|SS: Arts Administration||Wed 19th Apr|
|SS: Security & Intelligence||Wed 26th Apr|
|SS: Science Beyond Academia (to include Science Comms, Tech Transfer, & Pharmaceuticals)||Wed May 3rd|