Course Getting the most out of your PhD – a career perspective

Course leader: Vibeke Broe

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2024

Application deadline: 24/09/2024

Cancellation deadline: 08/10/2024

Course type: Classroom teaching

Start date: 22/10/2024

Administrator: Johanne Gregor Højgaard

Introductionary workshop

This career workshop is for students who have been enrolled for about 6 months.

The course A1004/04, Getting the most out of your PhD – A career perspective is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, 2024.

Criteria for participation: PhD students enrolled at Graduate School Healt who have been enrolled for about 6 months.

Requirements for participation: In the first year of PhD studies

Aim: To encourage PhD students to develop career management skills during their PhD

Learning outcomes: 

Understand why and how to work with the professional development

How to work with goal setting and how to achieve goals

Understand how to incorporate career thinking in your PhD

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 3 hours


A PhD is a time to submerge into interesting research and exciting new contexts, but it is also a time to tend to your future career. Your PhD is a step towards your next job regardless of your professional background and your thoughts on career direction. This session will aim at encouraging you to build career management skills during your PhD: strengthen your knowledge and understanding of how adding a career perspective to your PhD is beneficial both for your professional development as a researcher and for ensuring that you have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary for your next career step, whatever that is.

Instructors: Vibeke Broe, Miriam V.Kobbersmed, AU Career PhD & JR 

Venue: Aarhus University, Aarhus.

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students enrolled at Graduate Scool Health

Course dates:

  • 22 October 2024 09:00 - 12:00