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Leaders in Sustainable Development workshop

Transitioning to a Career
Date: 09/12/21
Duration: 15:30-17:30 (GMT)
Location: Online

Moving into a career after your studies can be daunting, but this workshop will give you the skills and knowledge you need to adapt in a new job.

This workshop is a great way to kickstart your early career development and explore potential next steps following the completion of your degree.

You will get an overview of different job sectors around the world and insights into the common roles and opportunities for people who, just like you, are moving from academia into a different employment sector.

During this workshop, you will gain practical, useful skills for applying for jobs outside of academia as well as answers to typical questions about transitioning to a career, including:

  • How do you interpret ‘skills’ referred to in job adverts?
  • What type of job roles are best suited to your own personal strengths?
  • What are the tips for writing CVs and cover letters?
  • Where are the best places for you to find jobs?
  • How do you map researcher skills to specific job descriptions?
  • How do you deal constructively with job rejections?

…and much more besides!

The CSC’s Leaders in Sustainable Development programme of workshops focus on professional and practical skills and are designed to be interactive, with small groups of Scholars and Fellows taking part in each event.

Before attending the workshop

Attendees should complete the session pre-reading and come to the workshop with an example job description for a role that you might be interested in applying to. Attendees should also be prepared to discuss their own CV and cover letter during the session.

If you attended the workshop, you can view the workshop slides and access the Engagement and Reflection Log for further learnings.

This workshop will be run by AccessEd, a non-profit organisation aimed at promoting fair access to university for all young people. Alongside running in-school programmes for under-represented pupils, they also work with researchers across the world, training them to focus on outreach and public engagement skills, career readiness, and leadership development.

AccessEd workshops are designed and delivered by qualified teachers and academics with extensive experience of training researchers across the UK and internationally.