Graduate Researcher Careers Month

Welcome to the first ever Graduate Researcher Careers Month.

May is Careers Month for graduate researchers at La Trobe. This month-long festival of events, brought to you by the Research Education and Development team in conjunction with Career Ready, will help you manage your skills, knowledge, and experience to navigate your way along the career path you want. Events feature experts from across the University and employers, and will help you learn new skills and ways of thinking about what you have to offer, promote La Trobe’s suite of amazing industry-based opportunities, and help you discover your purpose. Go to face-to-face workshops and information sessions, read regular blog posts on The RED Alert, and join our Tweetchats (@LTUresearchers). The social media tag to follow is #LTUCareers.

Sessions will be video-conferenced to regional campuses or held online. Travel support is available for regionally-based participants who wish to attend the Effective Communication Skills Workshop - contact for advice. For regionally-based graduate researchers, contact your campus Graduate Research Coordinator (GRC) to find out what’s happening on your campus.

Careers Month schedule

Wednesday 3 May, 11am-12.30pmAre you career ready? - Learn about La Trobe's exciting new initiative to help you increase your employability and prepare for the career you want.Melbourne Campusgraduate researchersBook now
Tuesday 9 May, 2-4pmMaking the most of LinkedIn - Learn practical strategies for making your profile stand out, conducting research, and networking on LinkedIn.Melbourne Campus and video-conferencinggraduate researchersBook now
Tuesday 9 May, 10-11amWhat's the point of what you do? - This tweetchat explores explores different ways to know your research and professional self so you can share it with others clearly and - twitterallBook now
Wednesday 10 May, 1.20-2.30pmPhD industry mentoring in ASSC and SHE - Industry mentoring is a powerful way to expand your professional network in industry sectors while being supported by an experienced industry leader. Meet current and previous participants to the program and ask them about their experience.Melbourne Campus and video-conferencingLa Trobe PhD candidatesBook now
Thursday 11 May, 1.30-2.30pmResearch internships with industry - Learn about research internships in external organisations relevant to your area of expertise, and meet current and previous La Trobe interns to hear about their experience.Melbourne Campus and video-conferencinggraduate researchersBook now
Tuesday 16 May, 9.30am-4.30pmOver the rainbow: career considerations for graduate researchers - ‘Over the Rainbow’ explores all the different opportunities and strategies for charting a successful post graduate career course.Melbourne Campus and video-conferencinggraduate researchersBook now
Tuesday 23 May, 9.30am-4.30pmEffective communication skills workshop (presented by Dr Shari Walsh of Growth Psychology) - Equip yourself with workplace communication skills, learn how to resolve conflict, create positive relationships, and grow personal resilience at this full-day event.Melbourne Campusgraduate researchersBook now
Thursday 25 May, 2-4pmCV check-up - Bring along your current CV for an informative one-on-one discussion with consultants from the Career Ready Team.Melbourne Campusgraduate researchersBook now
Tuesday 30 May, 10-11amCan you create your own luck? - This tweetchat shares strategies for putting yourself in the way of opportunity and finding ways to make your own ‘luck’.online - twitterallBook now