Career Development Program

Career Development Program for HDR Students

Life after your Higher Degree by Research

Our HDR graduates go on to develop diverse careers in a range of industry, government and cultural contexts, outside research and higher education. Where do they go? How do they get there?

Careers Central and the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts will host a series of tailored career development workshops and seminars designed to:

  • help you explore your career options
  • define and market your value to potential employers

Hear from successful HDR graduates working in diverse areas.

Start planning for life after your Higher Degree by Research. Register now as places are strictly limited.

Your Higher Degree in Law, Humanities and the Arts – What Next?

Thursday 4th September, 9.15am -12.00pm
Sarah Ryan - HDR Careers Counsellor, Careers Central

Thinking about life after your HDR?

This Career Development Planning workshop will help identify your:

  • career options including academia and beyond
  • skills, values and interests
  • career development opportunities and how to build your career network
  • short-term plan for your career development

Presenting your Value

Thursday 11th September, 9.15am - 12.00pm
Sarah Ryan - HDR Careers Counsellor, Careers Central

Want to get ready to join the workforce? How can you make your application stand out?

This Resume, Selection Criteria and Interview Skills workshop equips HDR students with the skills needed to make successful applications

Building on the previous workshop, it will focus on:

  • Defining your message to potential employers
  • Communicating your knowledge, skills and experience effectively in written applications
  • Approaches to academic and non-academic resumes and selection criteria
  • Strategies to approach interview questions effectively

LHA HDR Career Conversations: Panel Discussions

Friday 26th September, 12 noon – 2pm

Higher Degree Research graduates with diverse careers in the humanities, law and the arts will share their personal experiences joining the workforce after completing their research. Learn first-hand what made all the difference and how it can impact your own career development.

  • Dr. Kylie Bourne, Australian Government - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Dr. Quentin Hanich, International Policy Consultant/ Academic - Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources & Security (ANCORS)
  • Dr. Lowell Bautista, Early Career Researcher - School of Law
  • Additional speakers to be advised

The panel discussion will be followed by informal networking lunch.

Last reviewed: 20 August, 2014