Four Things to Look for in Your First Job

Four Things to Look for in Your First Job

Download as PDF So, you’ve completed your PhD. What next? Do you stay in academia? Do you leave? If you stay do you work as a Post Doc with your supervisor? Or do you try to find another role in a different group, department, school, faculty, university or country?

Five Transferable Skills I Have Now That I Can Use to Develop My Career Beyond My PhD

Five Transferable Skills I Have Now That I Can Use to Develop My Career Beyond My PhD

I just got off a coaching call1where the key outcomes included identifying five transferable skills and then how they can be used to move forward. Followed by identify future industries or employers who might be interested in hiring you based on your PhD experiences and/or research findings.

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 4

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 4

We’ve already looked at two other failure points – number of students and neglecting participants and knowledge transfer. Here, we look at making sure we plan well in advance of students starting – the fourth point of failure.

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 3

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 3

Failure to transfer knowledge We’ve already looked at two other failure points – number of studentsand neglecting participants (students and supervisors alike). Here, we look at the next failure point – failure to transfer (program) knowledge amongst key staff.

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 2

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 2

Last week we looked at student or supervisor neglect, this week its critical mass.

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 1

What Could Make a PhD Program Fail – Part 1

Failure – lack of success; the action or state of not functioning1

Creating Habits to Complete Your PhD

Creating Habits to Complete Your PhD

In an earlier blog, I wrote about maintaining motivation during your PhD. However, motivation only gets you so far. What happens when you lose all motivation? You still need to be able to make progress. You still need to be able to do experiments, analyse data, complete reports and write your […]

Finding Motivation to Complete Your PhD

Finding Motivation to Complete Your PhD

A PhD is one of, if not the biggest, single pieces of work an individual will ever undertake. It takes an extreme amount of dedication, perseverance and naivety to

PhD Coaching to Completion

PhD Coaching to Completion

Helping PhD students complete their thesis and transition to work According to a UK survey (2012), only one third of PhD students in their final years are clear on what they want from their career.

Dominos, Making Your Bed, and Research

Dominos, Making Your Bed, and Research

Did you know that a domino 5mm high, 1 mm thick can cause domino 45kg (1m high) to fall? How?

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