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Careers Service


Workshops on topics related to career planning, key skills and job applications run on Thursdays throughout the year. These workshops provide the opportunity for learning in a group environment and cover issues around planning careers both in an academic environment and beyond, making connections and applying successfully for jobs. 

Autumn Programme

Thursday 16th October, 1-3pm  
How to make the most of your PhD: Thinking of your career early
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The main focus of your PhD will be on researching your field and producing a thesis, but this is not all you can get out of your time at SOAS. This workshop looks at other aspects of a PhD and how you can use your experience to enhance your longer term prospects. It will also consider some of the factors people need to reflect on when choosing a career.  

Thursday 13th November, 1-3pm 
Academic career planning I – What is an academic career?
Registration opens 30th October
What is required for a successful academic career? The most obvious factors are the ability to carry out good research and to teach, but there are many others that are less obvious. The first of these two workshops will help you gain an understanding of what those activities are.

Thursday 20th November, 1-3pm 
Academic career planning II – Applications and CV
Registration opens 6th November
In this second workshop we will look at the more practical aspects of making yourself eligible for an academic career and applying for positions, including identifying where the jobs are and how to apply. We will explore what makes a good curriculum vitae or application for an academic role. You will be required to bring your own CV to this workshop.

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