Getting a job outside academia

Katja Lubina (Leiden)


The academic employment market is highly competitive, as the number of annual PhD graduates exceeds the number of available academic openings.It is therefore important for PhD students to make the most of their personal opportunities and prepare for a greater diversity of career options. Pursuing your career outside academia is by no means a failure. Nor does it mean that you wasted your time by doing a PhD First. The skills and competenciesyou develop in doctoral research are of great value in today’s complex workforce.PhDs work inresearch, writing, public service, consulting, advising, teaching,publishing, and more. In this workshop, we will look at different opportunities, how you can explore the job market and how to build your network outside academia.


Aims and objectives:

-You will learn about the range of job opportunities outside of academia

-You will learn about how to use LinkedIn as a tool for networking

-You will learn the essentials of networking and that it can be fun!

-You will learn how to write good application letters


This course is open for all students and will be offered via Zoom.  For registration please write an email

2nd June 2020

9:30 to 11:00 CEST/UTC+2

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No 765556.

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