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Conference on career planning for PhDs

Conference on career planning for PhDs

For all PhD students and Postdocs at AAU


23.10.2018 kl. 08.30 - 12.40


Since 2006 the total number of PhD students in Denmark has doubled. Currently, more than 2400 PhD students are enrolled annually at the Danish universities. This entails that the traditional career path of PhDs is undergoing noticeable changes. PhDs have to look for job opportunities outside the universities in both public and private sectors.

This conference seeks to address these challenges and the possibilities PhD students are faced with today. 



8.30 – 9.00: Registration, incl. bread roll and coffee/tea (sponsored by IDA)
9.00 – 9.15: Welcome (TBA)
9.15 – 10.00: Career paths for PhD students outside the university (TBA - AAU PhD alumni)
10.00 - 10.45: Industrial Postdoc - Innovation Fund Denmark (TBA)
10.45 – 11.00: Break
11.00 – 11.45: Workshops round 1
11.55 – 12.40: Workshops round 2

Workshop A:Put spotlight on your competencies and find your calling (Jakob Gradel from IDA)

In strength-based career planning you look systematically at your recent years on the labor market in order to focus your job search on a job you are good at, and that gives you good energy.

During the segment we will introduce you to an exercise to help you look back at past experiences and categorize your professional and personal competencies. We will also provide you with a tool that helps identify your strengths and talents in order to focus your job search strategy towards a job you like and that gives you good energy.


Workshop B (Ann G. Carøe from IDA): TBA


If you are interested in joining the conference, please send an email to Ulla Egidiussen Egekvist uege@adm.aau.dk.





The conference is arranged jointly by IDA (The Danish Society of Engineers), The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science, The Technical Doctoral School of IT and Design, and AAU Innovation (project Science for Society).


AAU in Aalborg (exact location will be announced in the near future)

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22.10.2018 kl. 12.00

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