A Bright Christmas #15. Life goes on, even during the pandemic. In 2020 the world welcomed approximately 300 new researchers graduating from the doctoral program at Karolinska Institutet. In this podcast you will hear the questions a “PhD-soon-to-be”, Yildiz Kelahmetoglu, has for two “new PhDs” Oksana Goroshchuk and Joanne Bakker, who defended their PhD thesis… Read More The light at the end of the PhD tunnel
Last week we had another blog workshop, and we got challenged with a creative writing exercise. As we have a tendency of writing too serious and feeling like it needs to be well researched (it comes with the profession), this blog likes to challenge us to write quick and free. The task was the following:… Read More Creative speed-writing!
For the longest time, I would never think of myself as anything close to an entrepreneur. It’s way too scary, it must be for people who have a perfect business plan ready to go, have investors,… In other words: not me. And I’d probably never be one either, because how does one get from “me-not-an-entrepreneur” to “me-entrepreneur”?… Read More Co-up lab – envisioning yourself as an entrepreneur, or should I use another word?
Where will you be in 5 years, or 10 years? This was the question I received during my first job interview nearly 16 years ago as a newly graduated M. Sc. in Business and Administration from Lund University. How could I possible know that? I don´t remember my answer, and I didn´t get the trainee… Read More Walk the talk
As always when trying to sum up a year of career activities we reach the point of – which ones should we choose? For this blog post we decided to use the mindset ‘’the more the merrier’’ instead of the approach ‘’kill your darlings’’. There is no common thread here, other than the chronological order,… Read More Highlights of the year 2018
(Mood: Starstruck) Today is christmas for scientists. Nobel Day. I was going to write a post about the circus around the prize. How, as a science journalist, I once a year eagerly await the press conferences announcing the prizes. Then try to find a scientist who works in the same field to interview. Preferably right… Read More Christmas for Scientists
Design, define and redefine…I am thinking that it is what it is all about. My own and everybody else´s career…it is a process of constant development. KI Career Service and HR is attending a meeting in Helsinki, the International Staff Exchange Week (ISEW) focusing on career education and career monitoring alumni. 37 delegates from 30… Read More Design, define and redefine
Are you interested in research and want to know more, or have you already determined that this could be the career path for you? You need to start somewhere to gain experience in a lab…but how do you get your foot in the door? One idea could be to join a lab for the summer.… Read More How to get your foot in the research lab door…
Some philosophical reasoning from a lobby in a small hotel in the picturesque back streets of Place de la Republique in Paris, France. KI Career Service is living and breathing cooperation these days in December. We are visiting Institut Pasteur, Epicentre – Médecins Sans Frontières and presenting at ABG Conference on Researchers without borders #EU4PhD.… Read More #11 Creating Career Collaborations
Did you know about all the services you have access to, in your computer…and just when you really need them? Our digital highlights of the year open up for more students and researchers to get access to career service online. Cruited – reviews online This spring we initiated a collaboration with Cruited a company specializing… Read More #4 KICS goes digital