New Year, New Events!
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AU Career PhD & JR Newsletter

January, 2021

New Year, New Events!

AU Career PhD & JR are happy to present to you our events of early 2021. All our event this semester are planned as virtual events, so we hope you haven’t succumbed to webinar fatigueness just yet, and that you will join us from the home office.

We will kick off the new year with "Market Yourself Week", which will be followed by some "PhDs Inside" events, a webinar on salary negotiation, and our biggest project of the season: PhD Career Week.

PhD Career Week will be fully virtual and is a special edition of PhD Career Day, with a new, more ambitious format of webinars and company presentations spreading over 3 days. We are making extra efforts to accommodate all 5 AU faculties, and fill PhD Career Week with webinars and company presentations that inspire all.

We look forward to “see” you this semester whether it is at events or counselling sessions.

Happy New Year,
The AU Career PhD & JR team


Upcoming Events

"Market Yourself Week"

CV Webinar

Time: 26 Jan (Tue) 14:30-14:45
Location: online

This webinar will give you an introduction to the structure and content of a CV aimed at a job in industry or the public sector. It will focus on how to turn your researcher experiences into bulletpoints of a CV.

PhDs Inside

Time: 25 Feb (Thu) 14:30-15:45
Location: Online

Have you thought about using the skills you have gained during your PhD within the field of HR?
Sign up for this webinar to “meet” AU PhD alumni, who work within the field and learn more about the opportunities within HR, a typical day on the job, and tasks and responsibilies in such a position.

PhDs Inside - Management Consulting with McKinsey & Co.

Time: 25 March (Thu) 15:00-16:15
Location: Online

Wondering what to do after your PhD?
Working towards your advanced degree means you likely already have many of the skills you need to succeed at McKinsey and in Management Consulting in general: problem-solving, project management & intellectual curiosity.

Cover Letter Webinar

Time: 28 Jan (Thu) 14:30-15:45
Location: online

Having a good cover letter is integral to a strong job application, but it can be very difficult. In this webinar, you will learn some guidelines for writing effective cover letters, how to structure them, which formulations to avoid and all the do’s and don’ts. 

Negotiations: How to Make your PhD an Asset
with Dansk Magisterforening

Time: 9 March (Tue) 9:00-10:15
Location: Online

Make your PhD an asset in negotiations! As more researchers are considering careers outside academia, more researchers want to know how their academic experience is valued in other contexts, such as in industry, at NGOs or in the public sector.

PhD Career Week

Time: 20-22 April
Location: Online

PhD Career Week brings you online workshops and company presentations, with relevant content for all PhDs and JRs across all 5 faculties of AU. Each morning will start off with workshops, organized in collaboration with DJØF, DM, IDA, and Science for Society. The workshops will be followed by 45 min. company presentations spread over the afternoons.


More news

AU Mentor PhD & JR

Our yearly mentor programme matches PhDs and Postdocs with mentors from their field, who guide them professionally and help ease the transition from academia to industry.
Registration for the 2021 mentor programme will open on 22 February. This year we have only 25 available spots, so mark your calendars! We will close registration when all spots are filled up.

Quality analysis of AU's PhD programmes

Are PhD students at AU thriving? Do they get sufficient guidance, and are they well integrated in the local research environment?
Help assess the quality of your PhD programme by completing the questionnaire you have received in your e-Boks. The survey is conducted every four years, and the responses are included in the work AU does to ensure the quality of its PhD programmes.

Read more here

Career Counselling at AU Career PhD & JR

The key element in AU PhD & JR's career services is individual counselling. In one-on-one talks, you can discuss the direction of your career and/or alternative career options. You can get feedback and advice on your CV and cover letter, and you can increase your awareness of your competences and what you have to offer. And of course other topics that you would like to discuss.
Our career counselling services are offered an ongoing basis. Sign up for individual counselling

PhD Competitions

Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021

Challenge yourself by presenting your research project in only three minutes. AU's internal winner will win a 35.000 Dkk travel grant, and may participate in the international finals in Prague.
Application deadline: 25 January
Read more here.

PhD Cup 2021

DR, the Lundbeck Foundation, and Information are bringing you Ph.d. Cup, a competion giving you the chance to win 50.000 Dkk with your PhD Project.
Application deadline: 1 February
Read more here.