Not all PhD students plan to pursue a career in academia after graduating. Whether they wish to remain in academia or choose to move to other sectors, understanding how to better support their PhD students in building key transferable skills for their careers is a crucial challenge for Higher Education Institutions.
By taking part in our Career Tracking Survey, recent PhD graduates from institutions involved in the DocEnhance project can contribute to improving their University’s curricula, providing invaluable insight to help them develop more career-oriented programmes.
This survey should help universities collect information about their PhD’s employability inside and outside academia, advance and develop doctoral programmes and skills training, offer better-informed career advice and wider career options, and establish links with alumni and benchmark with other universities.
The Career Tracking Survey is anonymous and takes from 15 to 25 minutes to complete. If you are a doctorate holder from one of the following universities and have graduated over the past five years (2016-2020), support your Institution by completing the survey by 29 April 2021 — and don’t forget to share the link with your former fellow students!
Ten European universities are taking part in this project, namely: UiT The Arctic University of Norway (Norway); Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece); Karlstad University (Sweden); Maastricht University (The Netherlands); Mateja Bela University (Slovakia); Nova University Lisbon (Portugal); Technical University of Munich (Germany); University of Alcala (Spain); University of Chemistry and Technology Prague (Czech Republic); and University of Sassari (Italy).
The final DocEnhance career-tracking survey report will include aggregated data from all participating institutions and will be available online, while the individual reports will serve internal monitoring and evaluating purposes for the Institutions involved.