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Career stories on film: PhD graduates and the escape from an academic career

by Fiona Christie on January 6, 2010

In this post, there are 2 films from the PhD Futures Careers event in June 2009. Each film lasts for about 25 minutes and includes; each speaker introducing their career path briefly; followed by questions and answers involving the whole panel.

The career stories in the film are varied, but all seem to demonstrate that individuals did not actually plan to be where they are today, but were able to effectively seize unexpected and interesting opportunities that came their way.

The speakers in the first film are:

Sophia Kousidou – Principal Software Engineer, i-Prophets

Emma Gillaspy – Project manager, Vitae NWhub

Gavin Matthew – Quality Assurance Executive, AstraZeneca

Click here to watch the film

The speakers in the second film are:

Anthony Rourke – Government Operational Researcher, UK Civil Service

Victoria Sheppard, Research Skills Co-ordinator, University of Salford

The sound failed for the other member of the panel Ela Beaumont who you will see in the film. You will also see Ibrahim Khanji, who chaired this panel session.

Click here to watch the film

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one } January 9, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Whenever i see the post like your’s i feel that there are still helpful people who share information for the help of others, it must be helpful for other’s. thanx and good job.


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