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Research Skills and Career Development

Undertaking a research degree will give you many valuable skills that future employers will be looking for including critical thinking, expert technical and creative skills, project management and communication.

But, as one of a growing number of research graduates who will be looking to make an impact in academia, government, industry or the community sector, what will give you the edge in an evolving and increasingly competitive job market?

You need to see the bigger picture!

How will this help me?

Planning for your research and career development will help you to:

  • Get on top of the specific methodological, technical and  analytical research skills you will need to ensure you conduct and share your research ethically including preparation and submission of your thesis;
  • Support you in the successful and timely completion of your research and thesis,
  • Help you identify your future career goals, and
  • Help you to plan and acquire the skills you will need to achieve them.

Getting involved in activities is also a great way to get to know other Graduate Research students, meet researchers in your school or faculty and build your professional network.

IDP

IDP

Use your Individual Development Plan to map your skills and research needs.

Developing as a Researcher

Developing as a Researcher

Find out more about the skills you will need as a researcher.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Visit the Research Professional Development Calendar and explore training opportunities.

Experiential Activities

Experiential Activities

Find out more about developing your research, transferable and professional skills

Industry Engagement

Industry Engagement

Find out more about the available opportunities to get first-hand industry experience.

Careers Mentoring

Careers Mentoring

Discuss your career and plan your goals with a careers expert.

Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities

Explore your post PhD employment options with PostAc®

Build Your Research Portfolio

Build Your Research Portfolio

Record you research skills and career development activities in an e-portfolio

Library

Library

Visit the Library@CSU to access a wide range of research support and resources.

Writing Resources

Writing Resources

Get all the research writing help you need.

On-line Courses

On-line Courses

Access free online learning programs to help you build your transferable skills.

Connect with others

Connect with others

Stay in touch with other Graduate Researchers in our Facebook group.