ABOUT THIS SESSION:
You have your eye so firmly on the prize when you do a graduate research degree that thinking about what will come after the major achievement of submitting your Masters or PhD naturally slips down the priority list. Over the Rainbow is a chance to take time out to explore the paths you might take on the other side of submission.
Take expertise from La Trobe’s Career Development team on application and interview skills, combined with savvy from RED about developing your online reputation, then add a generous sprinkling of experience of those who have already gone ‘over the rainbow’ - along both academic and non-academic career lines – and you have a day to get excited about the opportunities that await and to pick up strategies for charting a successful career course.
The contemporary job market for higher degree research graduates
Panel session: Possible Futures: career pathways - Panel members:
Mark Eccleston - Manager, Heritage Operations, Aboriginal Victoria
Priscilla Ennals - Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation, Neami National
Alex Lugg - Senior Grants Advisor, La Trobe University
Sam Manna - Research Officer, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Rachel Winterton - Research Fellow, John Richards Initiative, La Trobe University
Brand You: Developing your online reputation
Show me the Jobs: Job seeking and networking strategies
How to ace an interview
WHY SHOULD I ATTEND?
It’s good to think broadly about your future: an academic career might be where you’re aiming but it may take a couple of steps to get there. Or, you might be interested in working in business or industry and are interested to hear from those who went in this direction after graduating. Whichever way you end up going, skills in applications and interviews and understanding how to build an online brand are essential.
VIDEO CONFERENCING: This session will be video conferenced to:
- Bendigo: Visual Arts; Level 1; VA-115(Vis Arts 115)
- Albury Wodonga: videoconference 4245
- Franklin Street: Room 3.24 (from 1.30pm only)
- Mildura: Mildura Office Annexe; Level 1; MOA-102 (from 1.30 only)
Please register if you are intending to join this session via the video conference link.
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Research Education and Development (RED)
The Graduate Research School's Research Education and Development (RED) team supports and assists La Trobe graduate researchers and academic staff in:
- quality research practices
- strategies for success in research publication and funding
- insight into researcher career paths and industry sectors
- practising excellent research communication skills.