At the conference "Phd career paths outside academia - employability and entrepreneurship for young researchers" which was held in connection with the EU project Science for Society 27th and 28th Februar 2017 in Aalborg, PhD alumni told other PhDs about their career paths outside the university sphere. See the videos here.
During recruitment processes companies are increasingly making use of interviews over Skype or phone – either as part of the initial screening process or as the actual job interview. Here are some tips for being prepared for these kinds of interviews.
The 8th of June AAU Career held an event in Aalborg with focus on what to do when you graduate. Speakers talked about the rules if you want to receive unemployment benefit funds, what is Aalborg doing for graduates, entrepreneurs etc.
It can be a long and challenging process to get invited to participate in an assessment day — and it can be even harder to perform well on the day. AAU Career has put together a small guide with tips and tricks for the various steps you need to take before, during and after your assessment day.
Assessment days are increasingly being used as a recruitment tool by companies. While assessment days clearly provide the employer with a valuable tool for choosing the best candidate for a job, it can be harder to see how students can turn a day of pressure and testing into a beneficial experience. AAU Career has talked to students who have experienced assessment days at the two Danish companies Neas and Ørsted. Read their advice below.
Assessment days are increasingly being used as a recruitment tool when companies are hiring student assistants, interns or recent graduates. However, it can be difficult for students to figure out how to prepare for and act during an assessment day. AAU Career has visited Neas Energy A/S in order to learn why and how they use these days to recruit the best talents. Below, you will get insight into the employer’s perspective on assesment days.
Do you want to practise your language skills? SWAP Language is a great (and free) opportunity to meet new people and practice your language skills.
Looking for a job in Denmark? - Workindenmark has made it easy for you!
Alexis Rhyner is a student at AAU, and she is also an entrepreneur building up a startup - REstart Refugees - the world's first local crowdfunding platform for asylum seekers and refugees who want to activate their skills and make a living.
Many PhDs and companies are not aware of the possibility of applying for funding from Innovation Fund Denmark for an industrial Postdoc project. Innovation Fund Denmark invests in new knowledge and technology creating growth and employment in Denmark. Find more information below about what an industrial postdoc is, how it can be benificial for everyone involved, and how AAU can help you in the application process.
If I might not continue in academia or if I am actually sure I will not pursue an academic career which other career paths would be interesting for me? Which companies would be relevant and would my competences be relevant for them? These are some of the questions that many PhDs and Postdocs are asking themselves and these questions are the reason for Science for Society and its activities.
AAU Students and PhDs end up in many interesting and exiting positions in the public sector and in private companies. However, some of them also end up making it as entrepreneurs. The Science for Society project aims to create more awareness among PhDs and Postdocs about the possibility of pursuing a career within entrepreneurship and hence tries to create interesting events focusing on exactly this topic.
Are YOU an ambitious researcher with a brillant idea? Do you have the desire and drive to turn your research into value for society? Are your curious on how entrepreneurship can improve your research? At the open entrepreneurship (OE) we aim to boost the commercialization of the ongoing research at the University. We want to turn world class research into world class spin out.
PAND is a national network of local associations who represent PhD students at a university level. It was established in January 2017 and is devoted to facilitating collaboration among the network’s member associations and providing a common voice for PhD students in Denmark, both nationally and internationally.
Science for Society invited Norwegian SHIFTER, an online publisher of innovation and technology news, to write about our Impact on Society Conference in Oslo in November 2017. And here it is, with the heading: “Researchers seldom become entrepreneurs: but someone does business from saving lives with banana flies!”
The Careers Fair is over. You have talked to a lot of companies and obtained inspiration for new career opportunities. You have experienced great conversations, extended your professional network, and received contact information on a variety of interesting companies. However, it can be difficult to overcome how to transform the many experiences from the Careers Fair to actual career opportunities. In the following, AAU Career shares 5 pieces of advice on how to follow up on the experiences from the Careers Fair.
It can be difficult to overcome how to make the most of the Careers Fair as a student. However, with some preparation and planning, you can ensure that the fair becomes the starting point for your future internship position, project collaboration, student job, or even the foundation for your future career. In the following, AAU Career shares 7 pieces of advice on how to attend a Careers Fair.
Need inspiration on how to work with companies in your project work and establish a network while studying?
AAU Career's tips regarding how to prepare to meet a company.
Did you know, that 49 % of the employers don't read the application if they find the cv uninteresting? That's one of the conclusions in Ballisager's Recruitment Report 2017.
Are you an international student at AAU CPH, and planning to stay in Denmark after graduation? Then join Greater Copenhagen Career Program – a 6 months’ mentor and networking program for international students.
A large proportion of international students in Denmark leave the country immediately after completing their studies, according to figures from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science (Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet).
Do you consider career as an entrepreneur or do you have an idea to develop? Want to see if you can make it real? Join the Start-Up Program
AAU Career is looking for international AAU students and graduates who would like to share their experiences in the Danish job market - and hopefully inspire others!
Q&A with Antonia Chausheva, International Sales Coordinator at Trackunit: Bulgarian national Antonia Chausheva has been living and studying in Denmark for more than 4 years. During her bachelor’s degree in International Sales and Marketing at University College of Northern Denmark, she became an intern at the Danish based company, Trackunit. This led to a permanent position as International Sales Coordinator at Trackunit. Last week, Antonia Chausheva met with AAU students at AAU Career’s event in Aalborg “Make it to the Job Interview” to talk about Trackunit and how to get a student job as an international student in Northern Denmark.
At AAU there is an increased focus on international students' ”employability”. In this article career counsellor Christian Friis-Nielsen points out how international students through their time at AAU can become more “employable” by participating in the Integrated Career Course and by learning to manage problem based learning (PBL).
A new collaboration between the two companies Microsoft and LinkedIn makes it easier to create the perfect resume.
4 key aspects to making the most out of LinkedIn – both in extent and quality.
DEADLINE 15 OCTOBER 2017: Now is the time to apply for a mentor focusing on you and your career during the AAU Alumni mentor programme.