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PhD Career Day

Learn more about your job opportunities in the industry

PhD Career Day's special edition in 2021: Virtual PhD Career Week (20-22 April)

PhD Career Day is an annual event where young researchers can learn more about their career prospects, meet with companies, and network.

The event is open for PhDs and junior researchers from all faculties at Aarhus University with the aim of providing an overview of non-academic career possibilities as well as introducing the companies to the talents at Aarhus University.

PhD Career Day will have a new format this year, introducing a 3-day PhD Career Week, all taking place virtually.


PhD Career Week 2021

Time: 20-22 April 2021

Place: online

PhD Career Week will span over three days, bringing 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 DM, IDA, and Science for Society. The workshops will be followed by 15-17 company presentations spread over the three afternoons, each 45 minutes long.    

You can pick and choose the sessions in accordance with your interest and availability.  

Preliminary programme: 

20 April (Tue)

21 April (Wed)

22 April (Thu)


Career Workshops


Career Workshops  


Career Workshops  


Welcome to PhD Career Week

(AU Career PhD & JR) 


Working in Denmark as

an International PhD (IDA) 


Cover Letter Writing (DM)

9.00-10.00:  Career Decision Making (IDA)  
10.10- 12.00:  Researcher Skills at Work (DM)  10.30-12:  CV Writing and LinkedIn (Djøf) 10.30-12:   

“Freelance you” (SfS) 


Company Presentations


Company Presentations


Company Presentations


Arla Foods amba

awaiting confirmation

Novo Nordisk

13.25-14.10:  Danish Technological InstituteALK-Abelloawaiting confirmation

VIVE - Det Nationale Forsknings-

og Analysecenter for Velfærd



(The 2 sessions will run in parallel)

15.15-16.00: awaiting confirmationNationalbankenPatrade  
16.10-16.55:  Netcompany  



  • Katrine K. Skeby,  Head of Advanced Analytics in Digital Transformation    
  • Mads Brøgger Pedersen, Senior Scientist in Food & Beverage    


PhD Career Week is a virtual event. 

Before the event, all registered participants will receive Zoom links for the individual sessions on the programme.   

The event will be updated continuously.  

Want to know more?

We will continually update this webpage as we move closer to the day of the event in 2021. If you want to know more, feel free to contact Marie Bach Søgaard.