Meet with employers who want to employ PhDs/post-docs

PhDs and research staff often say to me ‘What are my options outside academia?’  One way to find out more is to attend one or more Career Spotlights.

By attending a Career Spotlight, you can

  • hear from PhDs who have moved into careers outside academia, now working in firms that are household names and less-well known
  • find out what different jobs actually are, what people do day to day
  • be clear on the differences between academic study or work, and what it’s like ‘outside’
  • find out how your advanced level research and other skills are valued in the workplace
  • challenge yourself to question a non-academic employer.

All events are free, don’t need booking, are informal and don’t require you to commit to that career forever.

First Career Spotlight: Management Consultancy

Weds 27th January, 5.30-6.30pm

FWB room 1.70

Confirmed speakers so far: Dr Fahd Choudhry and Dr Ignacio Quinones, both from Deloitte.


Deloitte employers over 14000 people in the UK, in tax, audit and consulting and Fahd and Ignacio both work within the consulting division.

Other speakers may be confirmed closer to the time – keep an eye on the blog.

See you there!


Your chance to meet employers in the New Year: save the dates!

PhDs and research staff are invited to come along to these informal, sociable events to find out more about careers outside of academia.  There’s no need to book, just turn up, ask questions, reflect and consider your own options.

Career Spotlights are small panel events where employers, usually with PhD or post-doc experience, talk about their lives outside of academia and what their jobs entail.  Closer to the time, I’ll be posting details of the employers involved.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Management/Life Science/Health Care Consulting 27/01/2016 17:30 FWB1.70
Data Science 10/02/2016 17:30 FWB1.70
Working in a Pharmaceutical Company 24/02/2016 17:30 FWB1.70
Patent Attorney 02/03/2016 17:30 FWB1.70