Career Portraits

This collection of career portraits of former PhD students from predominantly Health at Aarhus University is the most visible outcome of the first Career Management Skills (CMS) course held for PhD students from Health in the autumn of 2016.

One of the big questions for PhD students is often “what do PhDs actually do?” – Where do they find work and as what do they find work? This collection of career portraits seeks to answer that question by giving 22 examples of different career paths and the considerations behind the career choices. The focus of the CMS course was primarily on careers outside of academia, so the majority of the portraits are of PhDs working in the industry.

The career portraits are written by the participating PhD students on the basis of interviews they conducted during the course.

Enjoy the reading and we hope you get insights and inspiration.