29 May 2020
12pm-1pm (AEST)

Zoom Webinar

APR.Intern and The Thesis Whisperer are partnering to host an informative webinar addressing COVID-19’s impact on PhD research careers.

Associate Professor Inger Mewburn, known as the @ThesisWhisperer to 100,000+ social media and blog followers, uses a series of data snapshots to highlight emerging career opportunities and research trends, revealing how you can leverage your PhD skills beyond the academic sector.

Participants in this valuable webinar will gain:

  • Understanding of the changed academic job market, analysing the effects of hiring freezes and travel restrictions.
  • Awareness of career opportunities in industry; which sectors are looking for research talent?
  • Insight into the demand for PhD-level skills within government and industry sectors, and why this will continue to rise despite economic change.
  • An overview of APR.Intern; how to leverage your skills in a new environment and enhance your CV through a 3-6 month paid industry internship.

Who should attend?

PhD candidates, graduates and university groups looking to map alternative careers journeys as we adjust to a new normal.

Registrations have now closed for this webinar.
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Editor, The Thesis Whisperer and Director of Research Development, Australian National University

Associate Professor Inger Mewburn has been helping early career researchers develop their professional skills for over a decade.

Inger started her academic career as an architecture lecturer in 2001, following 10 years in architecture practice with leading design firms. She then took up the position of Director of Research Training at Australian National University in 2013 following work as a research fellow in RMIT University’s School of Graduate Research.

Aside from creating her long running blog, The Thesis Whisperer, which has over 100,000 followers, Inger write scholarly papers, books and book chapters about research student experiences, with a special interest in post PhD employability.

Inger is a passionate educator and has been recognised internationally for her expertise in research and education, which has resulted in frequent appearances as an expert keynote speaker at conferences, both locally and abroad.

Business Development Officer, APR.Intern

Alyssa joined the APR.Intern team in 2020 as a Business Developer and is responsible for matching PhD students with industry and government in the ACT region. Alyssa enjoys creating relationships with stakeholders from a broad range of organisations and developing projects that enhance industry innovation and PhD employability.

Prior to joining APR.Intern, Alyssa was the Business Manager of a plant research facility hosted by the Australian National University (ANU). In this role, Alyssa developed extensive skills across business development within the university and research sectors. Alyssa also helped establish the ACT Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology. As the Business Developer of the Centre, Alyssa onboarded startups and SME’s into the Centre’s innovation hub.

Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons 1st) majoring in Earth Science from ANU and a Diploma of Management (Business Administration) from the Sydney Technical Institute. She has completed leadership training at ANU and a Marine Geoscience Masterclass through the Australian and New Zealand IODP Consortium.


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