The University of Hong Kong
In spring 2019, I designed and ran four career workshops at The University of Hong Kong, in collaboration with HKU Common Core. The workshops provided university students and staff with essential career advice, covering topics like: networking skills, how to use social media in your job search, essential career planning strategies, and discussions on entrepreneurship and innovation.
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Read what participants have to say:
Thank you for the workshop [“Beyond the CV: LinkedIn and presenting yourself online”]. I understood the importance of not just having but also using LinkedIn for my future career. Thanks to your workshop, I learned how to make use of LinkedIn to make myself visible. I learnt a lot when you showed us how to write a summary on LinkedIn and what are the do's and dont's. The workshop was organized well and the opportunities that you gave us to interact were very insightful.
– Ghanishta S. (24), pursuing a Master's Degree in Environmental Management
The University of Oslo
In the fall of 2018, I ran two career events at the University of Oslo: an interactive career workshop titled LinkedIn for PhD holders and PhD candidates, and a panel discussion on non-academic career paths for people with a PhD in the humanities (Life after a PhD in the humanities: Jobs beyond the academy).
Both events were well-attended, and designed to improve the job prospects of people with PhDs who want to build a career outside of academia. While the University of Oslo already provides some career support to this group, PhD candidates I knew said they lacked career advice. Recent studies on job satisfaction about PhD candidates in Norway suggested the same – which is why I put together these two events.
In the LinkedIn workshop, participants learned how to use LinkedIn as a tool – for presenting themselves online, finding job openings, researching potential future employers, and expanding and staying in touch with their network.
For the panel discussion Life after a PhD in the humanities: Jobs beyond the academy, I invited three University of Oslo alumni to speak about their career journeys. The event drew a range of audiences, including recent PhD holders and people who were pursuing their PhDs, administrative staff, career services staff, and PhD supervisors at the university.