PhD Careers

Outside of academia, the currency of your PhD is different.

In collaboration with Deakin Research, DeakinTALENT hosts a series of interactive, motivational panel events for you as PhD students and graduates to explore career opportunities outside of academia.

Each event showcases a panel of PhD graduates who have built successful careers.  The panellists share their career journeys and discuss how they have leveraged their PhDs to build careers in industry and research-based organisations. 

We highlight how you can develop your skills and seize opportunities to enhance your employability.  Your PhD provides you not only with in-depth knowledge of your field and extensive research skills but also a range of transferrable skills.  It’s critical for you to draw upon these skills when pursuing a non-academic career.

If you want to leverage your PhD to build a career outside of academia, then we encourage you to attend these events!

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Workshops

Careers outside of Academia: Leveraging your PhD

Careers outside of Academia: Leveraging your PhD

This event showcases PhD graduates who have built successful careers in industry, to motivate and inspire you to explore career opportunities outside of academia.

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Careers in Industry for PHDs- Leveraging our PHD 2017

Next event in T2, 2018 – Registrations Opening soon

Internships: Putting theory into practice

Internships: Putting theory into practice

This event showcases PhD internship experiences, various ways you can transition into industry, the AMSI Intern program and where to look for opportunities.

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Internship Event- Putting Theory into Practice 2016

HDR Panel Event- Putting Theory into Practice 2017

Next event in T2, 2018 – Registrations Opening Soon

Research & Development: From the other side

Research & Development: From the other side

This event showcases PhD graduates who have built careers in commercial research and development roles, encouraging you to explore career opportunities outside of academia.

Next event in T1, 2018 – Registrations Opening soon

Student Testimonials

“DeakinTALENT was a hidden goldmine! I first attended a panel event on life after a PhD and received some valuable insight into exactly that. Additionally, there has been so much career support from DeakinTALENT from resumes and cover letters to developing my personal brand, including online professional profiles.”

Jared, PhD Candidate

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