We are now at the start of the academic term, when students at different stages of academic endeavour begin another year. We are currently welcoming new PhD researchers to the beginning of their research degree journey.
Whilst the focus of every new PhD candidate will be on the research ahead, I would like to take this opportunity to ask each one to remember the words of Steven Covey on planning any project –
“Begin with the end in mind”.
When the PhD is done, most people will move on to a career. This may be back to a previous career, changing career or a first step on a professional career journey. Whatever your personal career story, it is worth beginning with a thought to the career you want after your PhD, and how the career and employability provision within the Researcher Development Team can help you.