This page is for postgraduate research and masters students and contains links and information specifically useful and interesting for this section of the academic community.
It should be looked at in conjunction with the For Students/Graduates/Postgraduates section of the website which contains all information relevant for applying for jobs and career planning.
Marketing Your Postgraduate Qualification
There is a vast amount of information and advice available to postgraduate students to help develop their career management skills and market their postgraduate qualification. Many of these sessions are run by the Careers Service but hosted by the Graduate Centre.
Recognising the value of your postgraduate qualification is important, but it is VITAL that you help potential employers recognise this too. You cannot assume that they will immediately understand how your postgraduate or research degree will make you more employable to them.
Your postgraduate degree will have taught you subject specific skills which, if you are applying for work in your area of study will of course be essential. Furthermore, you will have developed vital transferable skills which will be sought after. Examples of these may be:
- Analytical and problem solving
- Decision making
- Project management
- Written and oral communication
- Advanced IT and technical skills
- Working on your own initiative
- An ability to learn
Your task is to skilfully demonstrate these skills on your CV and application form. The Careers Service is able to help you with this in many ways. Look at the Students/Graduates/Postgraduates section of the website to navigate your way to the service you require.
If you feel you need to develop any of these skills, Cardiff University's Skills Finder is a useful site to point you in the right direction.
Career Management Skills Sessions at the Graduate Centre
Research Students Only Sessions
- Monday 18th January 2010, 09.30 - 12.30
- Monday 10th May 2010, 10.00 - 13.00
- Tuesday 24th November 2009, 15.00-16.30
- Wednesday 19th May 2010, 11.30 - 13.00
- Tuesday 24th November 2009, 17.00 - 18.30
- Wednesday 12th May 2010, 13.00 - 14.30
(split up the days this time to allow spread over fortnight)
- Thursday 13th May 2010, 14.00 - 16.00
Joint Research & Masters Sessions
- Wednesday 3rd March 2010, 13.30 - 15.00
- Thursday 17th June 2010, 09.30 - 11.00
Wednesday 3rd March 2010, 15.30 - 17.00
Thursday 17th June 2010, 11.30 - 13.00
Job Interview Skills
Wednesday 21st April 2010, 14.00 - 16.00
Wednesday 23rd June 2010, 10.00 - 12.00
Full information of timings and locations of these courses are available at the Graduate Centre.
Destination Statistics for Cardiff University Research and Masters Students
Postgraduate statistics including those for individual schools.