If you are not responsible, just a visitor, a person of the audience… Do you jump in if there is a (technical) issue you know the answer to? Or do you sit back and get irritated? Or does it not phase you at all? Is there a difference between a physical meeting, and a digital meeting?… Read More Catching your thoughts when they run away with you
As I’ve had the honor of running the course “Career Skills for Scientists” this year, I’ve been confronted again with the myriad of mixed messages out there when it comes to writing CVs, and the confusion it brings to all who need to write one. Especially A-type academics like us. (See: “What do you mean? There is no absolutely objectively correct answer?”). Here are some thoughts I needed to get of my chest…… Read More CV… How hard can it be?
So, this blog is organized by KI Career Service, and though I’ve only worked here for less than a year, there have been plenty of moments where I’ve asked myself “What’s in a name?”. Philosophize with me, if you so please.… Read More What is “Career” anyway?
Here to put in a small I’m-thinking-about-you to all of us who get a bit (or a lot!) stressed about the idea of eating out, or eating over at friends and family, because of special food management needs.… Read More Food? Restrictions!
When you’re in the middle of a PhD or a postdoc, it can be hard to imagine there will ever be a time after. But when all of this is done… Where will you go? What will you do? Who will you work for? In other words: which job are you actually supposed to be preparing for?… Read More Inside-out career portraits: the post introducing our new series
Today, Friday the 15th of March, the school strikes for climate take on a bigger shape, with a global strike for young and old. Over 100 countries are having registered strikes, protests and/or marches. I was there on the one in Stockholm, and here’s how it’s going! Almost exactly 2 years ago I wrote my… Read More May the climate be with you: Getting starstruck on the Global Climate Strike
Ever considered making a podcast, but need some help getting started? The KI career bloggers recently had a blog workshop on making podcasts, and we’d like to share both tips and results with you! Or maybe making sound-stuff is nothing for you, but you’d like to get to know a bit more about blogging for the KI career service blog? Well, lucky you, because that just happens to be the topic of our podcast episode!… Read More The podcast blog
In my last post on applying for PhD defense at KI I mentioned Trygghetsstiftelsen, and how they can help with finding jobs after you finish your government-related-employment (in this case: PhD). Now that I have actually defended, I had a meeting with them and let me just say: I couldn’t be more impressed!… Read More Trygghetsstiftelsen: Safe when your employment ends
So you are nearing the end of your PhD at KI, and need to start planning and applying for defense. Maybe you are in a group that has done this process 50 times, in which case you might not need this help. However, when I found myself at the time that I needed to apply for defense, I realized I am the first PhD student in my group, and so navigating the application process included a bit of “figuring things out”. Some things are clear and well documented, others are rather mysterious. None of it is hard, but around this period we are usually freaking out, so even small hurdles can cause stress, and it’s really not needed when someone can just tell you how it works. Now that all the application stuff is over, I’ve had multiple fellow-PhD-defenders contact me to clarify things. So, I figured there are probably more of us out there, freaking out about the ins and outs of the application process, and I decided it could be useful to write a guide based on my own experience. Additionally, I’ve also been a student representative in the dissertation committee (the ones you send your application to), and I think it will be helpful for both you and the committee if you have an idea of how it all works. So, here we go!… Read More Applying for PhD defense at Karolinska Institutet
(Mood: poisonous apple red with a tiny leaf of green) If I tell you the words “Christmas” and “Food”, what kind of feeling do you get? For me it used to be: warm, cozy, a lot, heavy, comfort and family. Pretty nice 🙂 Then, a couple of years ago, I became a vegetarian, and though… Read More Food restrictions: when my tummy made me “that one”