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September 2016

AU Career PhD

AU PhDs at Work | Career Talks | Events: A Career as a Patent Attorney, PhD Career Day 2016, CV & Cover Letter Wrinting with a HR Perspective | Courses | Relevant articles | Facebook

au phds at work

Do you ever find yourself wondering:

Where can I get a job after my PhD?


What will my job tasks be like?

As a PhD you develop specialized skills and abilities and some find it challenging to actually visualize where they will end up or in which job function.

With AU PhDs at Work we share with you the job tasks, title and company of employment of AU alumni from various programmes at Aarhus University. By doing this, we hope to inspire you and possibly open your eyes to new opportunities.

Follow us on Facebook and stay tuned every Friday - maybe you will become aware of a new career path or job opportunity.

Career talks

Interested in a one-on-one meeting with an industry profile?

Since the deadline for Mentor Programme applications in August, 25 PhD students have been matched with mentors from the industry. Even though applying for the Mentor Programme is not an option until summer 2017, you can still meet up with a PhD profile through our Career Talks initiative.

Anil Mor, MD with a PhD in clinical epidemiology, tried out Career Talk last spring at the end of his PhD studies. We matched him with medical director, Meredin Stoltenberg from Ferring Pharmaceuticals. Anil wanted to explore his options after he had finished his PhD and get a better sense of how it actually feels to be working in the industry.

You can find out more about Career Talks on our website along with a overview of the industry profiles. Should you feel that there are specific profiles missing, you are more than welcome to email our PhD Career Consultant, Vibeke Broe with your suggestion.





13:30-16:00 | M2.3, Studenterhusfondens Konferencecenter, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus C

Join this event and learn more about how you as a PhD can make a career as a patent attorney. We have invited Niels Uth, manager at Tropa and PhD alumni from ST, to tell us more about the topic and nature of the work.

For more information and registration, click here.




14:00-17:00 | Foyeren, iNANO, Gustav Wieds Vej 14 (Building 1590),     8000 Aarhus C

PhD Career Day will provide you with a strong and useful basis for at great start to your professional career. Join this event and get a unique opportunity to display your qualities and skills to a range of different companies.

We already now have a range of different companies lined up and more are on the way. Keep an eye on our website for any updates.

For more information and registration, click here.




15:30-17:30 | Richard Mortensensstuen, Studenterhusfondens Konferencecenter, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4 8000 Aarhus C

Creating a good CV and a well-written cover letter is an essential step and basic requirement in any successful job search. Join this seminar and learn how you can create CV and cover letter with just the right polish, professionalism and proper punctuation.

As a new element to the CV & cover letter seminar, we will invite a HR profile from the industry to provide the recruiter's perspective and general insight into the recruitment process.

For more information and registration, click here.

You can also check our website to see the full event calendar and for more information about AU Career PhD services.

courses for ST & health phds


This course is exclusively for PhD students from Health. The course aims at preparing PhD students for a job outside academia and will include, among other things, presentations by alumni working in the industry. As a participant you will be guided in identifying your own specific competences, introduced to business processes and work with a business organization game. 

For more information and registration, click here



This course is only for PhD students from Science & Technology. If you are interested in developing your career management skills, understanding your employability and finding out what makes you tick, you should join these two workshops. 

For more information and registration, click here


"As a PhD Examiner ... My Top 25 Tips for PhD students" takes you behind the curtains by giving you 25 tips for PhD students aiming at a 1st class dissertation AND PhD defence. The article got a lot of attention on our Facebook page so we just wanted to share it with those of you, who may have missed it. Check out the article here.

Have you ever been asked "So.. tell me about youself" in a career related situation? The question, yet simple, may cause confusion, because what do they want me to say? What can I say to impress this person? Check out "How To Answer, "Tell Me About Yourself"" and see if you can be better prepared for next time. Read the article here.


Follow our AU Career PhD Facebook page to get the latest news on upcoming events.

We also feature articles and blogs relevant for you as a PhD student, covering topics such as the different career paths for PhDs outside academia, how to market yourself to employers and which skills and what experience non-academic employers are looking for.

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