Doctoral Futures

Join Career Development and Employability Services (CDES) and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) for a one-day career education event for doctoral candidates.

Doctoral Futures is all about sharing the wide range of career options and paths available to you as doctoral candidates, so you can make informed decisions about your career direction and next steps.

The event will feature a keynote speech, a presentation, two panel sessions, and a series of short speeches. We have invited people who have undertaken doctoral studies and are now in a variety of different careers to share their stories with you. We will address careers in academia and outside of it, as well as entrepreneurial careers that doctoral candidates have gone into.

Event details

Date: Tuesday 28 November 2023

Time: 9am-3pm

Location: General Library (LibB15/109-B15)

Light refreshments will be provided.

You are welcome to attend any part of the day that you find most interesting. However, we request that you please register your attendance on MyCDES for catering purposes, even if you only attend one session.

Register now.

Event agenda

Time Activity
9-9.15am Welcome with Liudmyla Beraud (CDES) and Sandy Lin (SGS)
9.15-9.45am Keynote presentation and Q&A with Mars Lewis (Ritual Design Manager at Port of Auckland)
9.50-10.50am Planning an academic career for impact presentation and Q&A with Faith Welch (Associate Director, Research Strategy & Policy at the University of Auckland)
11am-12pm Panel 1: Careers in management, consulting and policy advice
12.45-1.45pm Panel 2: Careers outside of academia
1.50-2.50pm Innovation and entrepreneurship
2.50-3pm Closing remarks