Professional Skills Program

Employers expect a range of skills from doctoral graduates entering the job market. This is especially true for those who choose to transition to careers outside academia. CEU Careers is your partner when it comes to developing and articulating these skills and competencies.

Launched in 2015, the Professional Skills Program (PSP) is open to CEU students who have successfully completed the first year of doctoral studies. Presentation skills, public speaking, effective job applications, networking, project management, and working in teams are some of the subjects tackled during the open-enrollment courses. 

Upcoming sessions: 


Thursday, 8 November 2018, 15:30 – 18:30 
Location: Nador 11 room 616

An interactive, skill-building workshop aiming at preparing students to assess their skills and values and match them with the professional opportunities on the job market. The program also reviews sources of information and resources for job search, both for academic and non-academic sectors.  


From Academic CV to Job Resume
- preparing for non-academic job applications -

Thursday, 06 December 2018, 15:30 – 18:30 pm
Location: Nador 11 room 004

The workshop aims at discussing the major differences between applications for academic vs. non-academic jobs, focusing especially on demonstrating achievements and transferable skills. 
Minimum number of participants: 10



Monday, 10 December 2018, 15:00 – 18:30 pm
Location: Nador 11 room 004

The 3,5-hour long workshop provides advice and tips on how best to write a CV for the academic applications (conferences, grants, post-docs), allows participants to showcase themselves and their academic and professional achievements in a concise, effective way.
Minimum number of participants: 10


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