We offer a range of tailored services, workshops and events to support Higher Degree Research students with career planning and decision making, job search and professional skills development.
Created specifically for Higher Degree Research students, these sessions are delivered throughout the year. Session topics include:
We facilitate guest speakers and careers Q&A panel events to raise awareness about career options available to Higher Degree Research graduates, as well as providing career and job search advice directly from industry professionals, researchers and academics.
Book a one-to-one careers appointment to discuss your career options and job search strategies with our experienced career practitioners via Sydney CareerHub, including appointments available only for Higher Degree Research students.
A selection of job sites for roles within the university and research sectors – academic, research and professional staff
University of Sydney – early career researchers
The Research Development and Collaboration team can help you develop the skills you need for a successful academic career.
An Academic Career – explore whether an academic career is for you.
Vitae – researcher career stories, example resumes & cover letters, cross cultural application advice
A Strategies Guide to Pursuing Meaningful Work: Your Guide to the Academic and Industry Job Search – sample resumes and cover letters
Chronicle Vitae – webinar series on academic career management & job search skills, alt-ac career planning
Beyond the Professoriate – Career Advice for PhDs by PhDs – includes pay-for-view video resources
Cheeky Scientist – job search advice for industry careers
From Early Career Researcher to Star – whether you wish to pursue your research career in academia, an institute, hospital or industry this blog is for you.
Thesis Whisperer – dedicated to the topic of doing a PhD and completing a dissertation but also great content on career alternatives to academia including “Beyond Plan B: Preparing for your future career in an age of uncertainty”
Research Whisperer – dedicated to the topic of doing research in academia. We talk about finding funding, research culture, and building academic track-records.
HDR Employability – resources developed by a consortium of Queensland universities to help HDR candidates into the workforce
Cheeky Scientist – transition to industry careers for post-academia PhDs