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April 2016

Career services 

- are you aware of all your opportunities?

Mentor deadline approaching | Jobs in the food industry - | One-on-on meeting with an industry profile | Overview: May-June events | INSIGHT: relevant articles for PhDs | 

The deadline for AU Mentor PhD applications is approaching

The deadline is August 16th 2016, but there is still time for you to send in an application for the AU Mentor PhD programme. Embrace the chance to be brought closer to the business community and ease your prospective transition from university to a career outside of academia.

If you sign up for the mentor programme you will get the chance to discuss issues that you find relevant with an AU PhD alumnus from the business community, who is employed in a company/organisation that is relevant for you.

Click the link below for more information and application link. - your way to a job in the food industry is Denmark's first and only job board dedicated 100% to the food industry. Vibeke Broe sat down with Mia Kørner Andersen from to hear more about the job board and its opportunities for students and PhD students. 

Career talks - one-one-one meeting with an industry profile

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.

"I was lucky that I got connected with Meredin Stoltenberg for Career Talk. After talking with him I got an insight of working in an industry. He was a perfect match because he has worked extensively in academia as well in industry after his PhD, therefore he could tell me the difference that he perceived. His experience helped me a lot in deciding what would be best for me. Apart from that he answered all my weird questions and offered his help even in future and we are still in touch. So, in addition to know-how of working of an industry I also got a chance to expand my network. I would recommend the Career Talk program to all those who have not made their mind on which way they will go after their PhD. “ - Anil Mor, MD, PhD in clinical epidemiology from Aarhus University


Have you signed up for the events for May and June? If not, check out the events below and see if one or more may be relevant for you and your future career options.


13:30-16:00 | Mødelokale 1, Studenterhusfondens Konferencecenter, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4 8000 Aarhus C

Do not miss the chance to learn the do's and don'ts of LinkedIn. Thomas Kantsø from DJØF will tell you how best to create your LinkedIn profile with advice on content and layout.

Also, get the inside scoop from Arla on how it uses LinkedIn for recruitment purposes and what it wants applicants to emphasise.

For more information and registration, click here


15:30-17:30 | Mødelokale 1, Studenterhusfondens Konferencecenter, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4 8000 Aarhus C

Mødelokale 1, Studenterhusfondens Konferencecenter, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 2-4 8000 Aarhus C

A PhD can take you anywhere, so keep your options open and join this seminar to learn more about one of your many career options. This seminar will give you a taste of what working with and in Communication is like whether you are from ST, Arts, BSS or Health.

For more information and registration, click here


15:30-17:30 | Studenterhusfondens Konferencecenter, Mogens Zielerstuen, Fredrik Nielsen Vej 2-4, 8000 Aarhus C

Be the architect of your future job! Whether you want to approach a company and apply your ideas in their context, enterprise and develop yourself in a pre-defined job, or simply start up your own business, this event will show you different ways of creating your future job description - be it as a company employee or as an entrepreneur.

For more information and registration, click here


06:45-21:00 | Place of meeting: The carpark of Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO)/The iNANO House, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, 8000 Aarhus C

Join us for an all-day excursion to Zealand and get a chance to learn more about two interesting companies that employ PhDs. Two companies are going to open their doors for us - Novo Nordisk and Chr. Hansen. You will hear about the organisation, the recruitment process and you will meet an employee with a PhD background.

For more information and registration, click here

More events are in the making and will be added shortly to the event calendar. The subsequent events are just a selection of them. 

Check out our website for more information and event registration.

relevant articles

"A bridge to business" - according to Peter Fiske, PhD holders should not underestimate their value to industry and the business sector.

"I have found across all scientific disciplines that those with doctoral degrees possess many of the skills that are in highest demand in today's economy" - Peter Fiske, chief executive of PAX Water Technologies in Richmond, California, and author of Put Your Science to Work. Read the article here.

"The One Resume Rule To Rule Them All" - according to this article, your resume is a marketing tool, and the product it is marketing is you.

"(...) what about the others whose career trajectories are curvier than Lombard Street in San Francisco? How does a person account for moving several times, taking time off to be with family, and the other litany of challenges that throw off an individual’s career path? Similarly, what if you are trying to bridge from one sector to another and have little to no experience in the latter?" - Emily Kapit, owner, lead resume writer and head career strategist at ReFresh Your Step

Read this article and learn the rule that will make you stand out to recruiters, even if your career path has not been ruler-straight. Read the article here

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