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Ensuring the PhD builds your post-graduation career

Professor Lynn McAlpine
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Invitation to CEU Doctoral Students:

Join us for a workshop at the Center for Teaching and Learning with

Lynn McAlpine
Professor Emerita, University of Oxford and McGill University

It's never too early to begin building your post-PhD career. In this workshop, I will introduce the broader context of post-PhD careers (labour sectors, types of jobs) and then we will together explore both what you are doing and could do to better use the PhD to build your post-graduation career.

Lynn McAlpine, Professor Emerita of Higher Education Development at the University of Oxford and Professor Emerita at McGill University is internationally recognized for her research, conducted in the UK, Europe and Canada, into PhD and post-PhD career trajectories both in and outside the academy. She receives frequent invitations to do presentations and workshops that explore the personal, pedagogical and policy implications of her research.

Lynn has been co-author of the following books:

  • McAlpine, L., & Amundsen, C. (2018). Identity-Trajectories of Early Career Researchers: Unpacking the Post PhD Experience. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • McAlpine, L., & Amundsen, C. (2016). Post PhD Career Trajectories: Intentions, Decision-Making and Life Aspirations. Basingstoke: Palgrave Pivot.
  • McAlpine, L., & Amundsen, C. (2011). Doctoral Education: Research-Based Strategies for Doctoral Students, Supervisors and Administrators. Amsterdam: Springer.

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