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University of Tampere Doctoral School

Career Workshop for doctoral researchers

As a highly skilled doctoral researcher, you have probably thought about your working life options. If not, you should do it. A couple of years from graduation, only two out of five doctors are working at the university. Others work in the companies, state, municipalities and third sector.

If you are
-    a doctoral researcher at the University of Tampere
-    interested in finding out your working life possibilities
-    willing to practice your career planning and job application skills
-    ready to get out of your comfort zone
this workshop is for you.

In this Career Planning workshop (consisting of five parts), you will prepare yourself for the job application process. You will start working on a network and develop career perspectives, inside as well as outside of the academic world. You will learn how to communicate effectively about your knowledge, skills and motivation. Part of the workshop is self-assessment, part information sharing, and part practicing of skills. The workshop is very interactive and designed to get to know yourself better and to increase confidence.

The group size for the workshop is 15 at the maximum. Accepted participants are expected to take part in all the workshop sessions plus in a peer meeting during the third week. Upon enrollment, you will be required to answer questions relating to your expectations for the workshops and your own goals.

Enrolment period for the workshop is between Mon 18.9.2017 at 12.00 - Mon 2.10.2017 at 12.00. Selection principle is first-in - first-served. Please make sure beforehand that you can participate in all workshop sessions. The link to e-form for enrolment is (public during enrolment period).

Teacher of the workshop is Ms Mariska Roelofs, Coaching and training professional and Psychologist (MSc).

Content of the Workshop:

8 November 2017 at 9.00-12.30 (in Päätalo, Y-kampus, Y40)
- Introduction of the Career Planning workshops
- Getting to know each other
- Get to know your strengths and weaknesses, find good examples
- Motivation and drives
- Marketing yourself

15 November 2017 at 9.00-12.30 (in Päätalo, Y-kampus, Y40)
- The job application process in general and in Finland. Where to find vacancies?  
- How to expand and use your network
- The Information interview: how-to and assignment
- How to broaden the search
- Make a job hunting plan

Peer-meeting (3rd week)
Students meet with each other (groups of 3) to help each other plan the information interview and find network opportunities.

4 December 2017 at 9.00-12.30 (in Atalpa, room 208)
- Motivation letter and résumé:  how to communicate your skills and motivation effectively
- Bring your own application documents and get personal feedback

11 December 2017 at 9.00-12.30 (in Päätalo, Y-kampus, Y40)
- Feedback from the information interviews
- The job interview: what to expect, do’s and don’ts
- Live simulations of the job interview with personal feedback
- Closing comments and questions

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