Career development for doctoral students
Regardless of whether you have just started your research studies, are preparing to publicly defend your thesis or find yourself somewhere in between, there is every reason for you to think about your (future) career. After the public defence of your doctoral thesis, your career could lead you into academia or outside it, in Sweden or abroad.
Your career development
Your career is a consequence of choices you make. In order to make it easier for doctoral students to make informed decisions about their careers, we have gathered seminars, workshops, courses and more that are relevant to career development in one way or another under our career concept for doctoral students. You can choose to take part in one activity or in all of them.
How it works
With a few exceptions, all activities are offered in English and are free of charge both to the participating individual and to their department/equiv. All activities are adapted to doctoral students and all activities will contribute in one way or another to your career development. The activities do not give you any credits and do not entitle you to an extension of your appointment.
Many of the activities are available in Kompetensportalen, where you can also sign up for them.
- Finish on Time Workshop: Academic productivity and stress management – the road to effectiveness
- Ethics vs Metrics – why you should think twice before co-publishing
- How to take your research results and turn them into a career outside academia
- International mobility – why is this important for your career and how do you go about it? (registration possible early 2019)
- Presentation technique – you didn’t know it’s about your career (too), did you?
- Is the grass greener on the other side..? Seminar series on transferrable skills (registration possible early 2019)
- Get published, get reviewed and get your research out there! The publication process, the peer-review process, Open Access and a dash of LUCRIS
- A logical start of an academic career: Getting that external funding – where, when, how, with whom? (registration possible early 2019)
- Career Control for Researchers. Online career programme for doctoral students, free of charge. PhD students in all disciplines are welcome to participate in a training course on how to create an individual career plan and concrete tools on how to put it into action.
- Courses on teaching and learning in higher education (more relevant information in the right-hand margin)
- Swedish for University Staff
- English for teaching
- Writing in English
- Euraxess is not only an EU-initiative to promote international research mobility, it has also focused on developing online tools to help you take those next career steps. Explore their "No limits' career development toolkit for researchers"
- Get that LinkedIn-profile in place! (registration possible early 2019)
In the right-hand column, you can see whether your faculty also has activities that are relevant to your career.
In the right-hand margin, you will also find recommended reading on the theme of career development for academic staff.
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- Careers centre at the Faculty of Medicine
- Faculty of Engineering careers pages
- LUSEM’s relevant pages
- LU Report “Should I stay or should I go?”
- LERU Report “Delivering talent: careers of researchers inside and outside academia”
- Recommended book: “Efter festen - om konsten att utvecklas från doktor till docent eller en överlevnadsguide för den postdoktorala tillvaron”: (After the Party – on the Art of Developing from Doctor to Associate Professor or a Survival Guide for Postdoctoral Existence)
- Good and Clear Career Paths at Lund University (PDF 1,56 MB, new window)