For two years running, we have congratulated AU PhDs with their new jobs on our Facebook page and we are always excited to hear where they have landed their new jobs.
AU PhDs at Work is also a way for us to show you the variety of companies that employ PhDs, and to share with you the job tasks and titles that AU PhDs have.
We are pleased to see that the posts on AU PhDs at Work are still reaching so many of you every week and we will no doubt continue after the summer holiday.
Once again we have made a brief and somewhat qualitative overview of this spring's profiles, which we have narrowed down to 4 facts:
FACT 1 - Location
The 10 PhDs from this semester’s AU PhDs at Work have found work in and around Aarhus and Copenhagen. Are you hoping to find work elsewhere, then fear not, we do come across plenty of PhDs being employed all around the country. However, we cannot deny that Aarhus and Copenhagen are the big draws when it comes to hiring PhDs.
FACT 2 - Small, medium-sized or large?
Based on our 10 profiles, the assumption that it is the large companies that are employing the majority of the PhDs is still true. Six of the PhDs are employed in large companies, whereas the remaining four PhDs are employed in small and medium-sized companies.
FACT 3 - Job titles
Despite seeing some diversity in job titles, titles that contain consultant were more frequent, which reflects the tendency that we saw last year. For a full list of the job titles, follow our Facebook page.
FACT 4 - Working hours
As a new initiative, we launched Work on Wednesday this spring. Here we have sought to illustrate how a workday looks for an employee with a PhD. A parameter that we have emphasized is average working hours per week. Based on the 11 profiles that we have posted on Facebook, the average working hours are 39 hours per week. For many of the PhDs this number did however vary from week to week.
You can follow AU PhDs at Work on our Facebook page, but from September you can find a collected AU PhDs at Work booklet with all the profiles from 2016 until now. For PhDs from Health, the "Career Portraits 2016 - What do PhDs from Health do" is available on our website.