Career Options Workshop for PGR Students (GSAI)

Careers outside of Academia: Workshop on Career Options for
Postgraduate Research Students
The German Studies Association of Ireland (GSAI) will host a postgraduate skills
workshop on Friday, the 13th of November 2015 from 1 to 2.30 p.m. in the James
Hardiman Library Building of the National University of Ireland, Galway. The workshop
precedes the association’s annual conference and will be held in English. It is open to all
postgraduate research students in the humanities. The focus of this workshop will be on
alternative career opportunities, outside of academia, for humanities research students.
The workshop aims to:
provide an insight into a career in online media from the viewpoint of a humanities
research graduate;
demonstrate the role of research in a career outside of academia;
consider various different career options for humanities research graduates;
highlight the transferable skills of humanities research graduates and describe
how best to market these skills in a competitive job market.
The workshop will be given by Dr. Stefanie Çetin, a freelance researcher and writer. Dr.
Çetin’s thesis on humour in Erich Kästner’s children’s literature was published in 2014
and she now works in the field of online media.
To register and for further information, please e-mail Jeannine Jud, the GSAI Postgraduate