It seems that there’s something about spring that makes us all think about new beginnings, and that’s never more true than when it comes to career planning. There are a lot of opportunities to start revitalising your career out there at the moment. For example, we’ve just run a “Careers Outside Academia” workshop for the SAgE PGRs, replete with guest panel, and are running a session on Monday for the medical science students on the same subject, with two invited speakers.
Then, our “Career Pathways” programme starts on Tuesday – this is a career development programme aimed specifically at PhD students across all faculties, and is designed to really get you thinking about what you want from your career (with a couple of spaces left – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by Monday lunchtime if you’re interested!).
Pathways takes some inspiration from our successful Transitions Programme for the postdoc staff – the January cohort ‘graduated’ just yesterday (so sad to see everyone go, but great to see the progress the group made), and now we have the next round of Transitions starting on 10th April – check your inbox for the recent email from SDU.
And now I have an email from the Society of Biology with details of a career planning event in June – opportunities abound! Seems like there’s never been a better time to start thinking about your career. What are your own ‘start of spring’ resolutions?