Following Sara’s posts on post-PhD considerations and 20 alternative careers, I want to share the experience of some GSN students going through the post-PhD career questions in a group. So far I found this the most helpful way to work on that compared to all the workshops and career fairs, so I want to share the approach with you and really encourage you to try it out.
If someone external had walked in into the GSN common room in the Biocenter at the beginning of March, he or she might have come to the conclusion that the students had become slightly mad. One could see GSN students sitting in front of a box full of paper brain hats, gluing strings on them. Others were colouring bottles of water green. And you could have seen me, sitting in front of a laptop, discussing the “sensory integration game” with my fellow group members. Clearly, Kids Brain Day was approaching.