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When are you going to get a real job?

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When are you going to get a real job?

When are you going to get a real job?

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Are you a PhD student? Do you want to get a job? Then this is the podcast for you! Through monthly episodes we'll tackle all sorts of questions PhDs have about employability, from overqualification to success in academia to starting your own business. By working with careers experts, former PhDs and employers we're able to give you some targeted and useful advice for employability.

Latest Episodes

International Student Careers

We're discussing aspects of the job application process, that international students in the UK have to consider, with current PhD students and alumni from the University of Birmingham.

27 MIN2019 MAR 26
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International Student Careers

Start-ups and enterprise

Interested in starting your own business? Find out how to get started here!

31 MIN2019 JAN 9
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Start-ups and enterprise

Getting an Industry Job

A lot of the time as a PhD student it can feel like we only have two options for careers: academia or industry. That's not true, but these are still popular options and so,havingdiscussed academia in detailtoday, we're talking about industry. What's the best way to approach getting a job? We'll be talking to two PhDs from the University of Birmingham about their experiences in industry and how they got their positions.

30 MIN2018 APR 16
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Getting an Industry Job

Networking Skills

In the last couple of episodes one key skill kept coming up, networking. So we're dedicating an entire episode to help you out with this vital skill. It came up in the context of academia, but networking is important in any job role. We're joined again by Holly Prescott.

23 MIN2018 FEB 14
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Networking Skills

Succeeding in Academia: Part 2 - The Humanities

Continuing our discussion of what makes an academia success we turn to the humanities. This time we're joined by an award winning Professor, Lisa Downing (Modern Languages, University of Birmingham), and a early career research fellow, Nino Kemoklidze (Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, University of Birmingham).

29 MIN2017 DEC 11
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Succeeding in Academia: Part 2 - The Humanities

Succeeding in Academia: Part 1 - Natural Sciences

You're doing a PhD or a postdoc and you're dreaming of that permanent academic position, but what should you be doing now to give the best chances to succeed? This time we'll find out and discuss best strategies for success in academia in the Natural Sciences. We're joined by Holly Prescott (Careers Adviser), Professor Jeremy Pritchard (Director of Education, LES , University of Birmingham) and Laura Vickers (Lecturer, Harper Adams).

44 MIN2017 NOV 5
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Succeeding in Academia: Part 1 - Natural Sciences

Leaving Academia

For many PhDs academia is what they dream of, a lot of the advice given to PhDs is also about this and your experience as a PhD may not give you too much of an insight in how to leave academia, so that may leave you wondering... how do I leave academia? How do I translate my extensive academic skills to the 'real world'. Well this is the episode for you! This time we chat to Holly Prescott (Careers Adviser), Mark Ewbank (Former-Phd, House of Commons) and Joe Loudon (Brilliant Club).

29 MIN2017 NOV 5
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Leaving Academia

Over-qualification

Let's tackle PhD FAQs! This time... Overqualification. According to the Careers Network, many post-PhD students are concerned about becoming overqualified for positions they're looking for, in this episode we address this and talk to Holly Prescott (Careers Adviser), Michael Grocott (former PhD, BP) and Sam Graham (TeachFirst).

21 MIN2017 NOV 5
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Over-qualification
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Latest Episodes

International Student Careers

We're discussing aspects of the job application process, that international students in the UK have to consider, with current PhD students and alumni from the University of Birmingham.

27 MIN2019 MAR 26
Comments
International Student Careers

Start-ups and enterprise

Interested in starting your own business? Find out how to get started here!

31 MIN2019 JAN 9
Comments
Start-ups and enterprise

Getting an Industry Job

A lot of the time as a PhD student it can feel like we only have two options for careers: academia or industry. That's not true, but these are still popular options and so,havingdiscussed academia in detailtoday, we're talking about industry. What's the best way to approach getting a job? We'll be talking to two PhDs from the University of Birmingham about their experiences in industry and how they got their positions.

30 MIN2018 APR 16
Comments
Getting an Industry Job

Networking Skills

In the last couple of episodes one key skill kept coming up, networking. So we're dedicating an entire episode to help you out with this vital skill. It came up in the context of academia, but networking is important in any job role. We're joined again by Holly Prescott.

23 MIN2018 FEB 14
Comments
Networking Skills

Succeeding in Academia: Part 2 - The Humanities

Continuing our discussion of what makes an academia success we turn to the humanities. This time we're joined by an award winning Professor, Lisa Downing (Modern Languages, University of Birmingham), and a early career research fellow, Nino Kemoklidze (Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies, University of Birmingham).

29 MIN2017 DEC 11
Comments
Succeeding in Academia: Part 2 - The Humanities

Succeeding in Academia: Part 1 - Natural Sciences

You're doing a PhD or a postdoc and you're dreaming of that permanent academic position, but what should you be doing now to give the best chances to succeed? This time we'll find out and discuss best strategies for success in academia in the Natural Sciences. We're joined by Holly Prescott (Careers Adviser), Professor Jeremy Pritchard (Director of Education, LES , University of Birmingham) and Laura Vickers (Lecturer, Harper Adams).

44 MIN2017 NOV 5
Comments
Succeeding in Academia: Part 1 - Natural Sciences

Leaving Academia

For many PhDs academia is what they dream of, a lot of the advice given to PhDs is also about this and your experience as a PhD may not give you too much of an insight in how to leave academia, so that may leave you wondering... how do I leave academia? How do I translate my extensive academic skills to the 'real world'. Well this is the episode for you! This time we chat to Holly Prescott (Careers Adviser), Mark Ewbank (Former-Phd, House of Commons) and Joe Loudon (Brilliant Club).

29 MIN2017 NOV 5
Comments
Leaving Academia

Over-qualification

Let's tackle PhD FAQs! This time... Overqualification. According to the Careers Network, many post-PhD students are concerned about becoming overqualified for positions they're looking for, in this episode we address this and talk to Holly Prescott (Careers Adviser), Michael Grocott (former PhD, BP) and Sam Graham (TeachFirst).

21 MIN2017 NOV 5
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Over-qualification
the END
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