Job Search Series: PhD Strengths

May 2 • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Your PhD is a journey. A journey of personal discovery as well as pushing the frontiers of your chosen subject. Moments of joy counter balanced with deep frustration.


Those who come out on top will be those who come to understand their strengths as well as how to recognise their weaknesses.  Having a vocabulary to describe how you think, feel and get things done will give you a place to go back to when your motivation dips. Knowing how unique you are will help you stop comparing your journey to others’. It will give you confidence to be yourself and help you find those ‘go to partners’ to help you be your best.


While your challenges might come from managing the amount of information and new areas of possibilities you might find your biggest challenge is you roommate, your lab mate / office colleagues or even your supervisor.


This workshop will help you explore strategies for learning from each experience, to manage supervisor meetings or translate it into a story for example, for use at future interviews.


Dr Jan Peters has worked with over 500 PhD students helping them explore how to build partnerships and relationships for success  and manage the massive amount of information and knowledge that are encountered in the course of a research degree. Positive, constructive and drawing on personal experience, expect to see light at the end of the tunnel.

In order to particpate in this workshop, you will need to complete the CliftonStrengths assessment by Wednesday, May 1st. 

You will receive the code as soon as you register using this link.




May 2, 2019 | 3:00 PM

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