Career Conversations
Making education a lifestyle - a PhD student blog

Making education a lifestyle - a PhD student blog

October 3, 2019

I really enjoyed our new interview with @scholarculturebecause I am taking my career conversations project very seriously and I would like to present it online as well as possible. 

So, who better to ask then Christine Streeter from Scholarculture who grew her Instagram to more than 10,000 followers and has really good quality content?

I learned a lot from her and so will you, if you are into blogging, social media and feel like you have something to say that the world might be ready to hear. 

How to get ahead in the PhD job market

How to get ahead in the PhD job market

September 12, 2019

I few weeks ago I had a meeting with my supervisor because I have a plan on how to get ahead in the job market and I needed her approval.
Luckily, as always, she was super helpful and immediately agreed to my plan. This also makes me feel quite confident that it is a strategy.
So, in case you are curious what is my strategy to find a job after my PhD effortlessly, then I hope you enjoy the episode

Plants and Pipettes - How to push your career through science communication

Plants and Pipettes - How to push your career through science communication

September 5, 2019

I am so excited about this interview with Plants and Pipettes. For all who don’t know them, you are missing out on a quirky, friendly, fun and intelligent podcast and blog about plant science.

 I am the last person who thought I could get excited about plants but even I got sucked into their plant universe and now I know for instance that plants are not necessarily dead only because they look dead – which is very encouraging for me as a plant mother :D

In today’s interview we talk about how they have built up their blog and how it feels to first put your voice out there and hope that the world also thinks that you have something valuable to say.

 We also talk about how to work in a team in a side-hustle and how to find the perfect business partner for yourself. This interview was so insightful for me and I hope that you will also enjoy it. You can really tell in the end when I had my eureka moment about how to find a business partner.

You can watch the episode on Youtube or listen to it on iTunes, Stitcher or your podcast player of choice ;)

 Are you also interested in a career in science communication or do you think that science communication is important in general? Let me know in the comments below.

How to find plants and pipettes:

Website: https://plantsandpipettes.com/
Podcast: https://plantsandpipettes.com/category/pod/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/plantspipettes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/plantsandpipettes/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plantsandpipettes/

 

What successful PhDs have in common

What successful PhDs have in common

August 29, 2019

I had the pleasure to interview many high achievers with a PhD and some of them were outstandingly successful, like Nobel Prize winner Jacques Dubochet or CEOs of biotech or nanotech companies. You know, this type of person, where you are already surprised that they answer, let alone agree to be interviewed.

After a while, I noticed a thing that they all had in common and I started to think, if this might be the key to their success. Then I realised, in order to be consistent in this one thing, you need to have 4 underlying skills and those underlying skills indeed lead to great success.

In case you are interested, what this skill is, check out our new episode.

Also, I am curious, if you also think I am onto something. So, let me know your opinion in the comments below.

How to spot a bad boss during a job interview

How to spot a bad boss during a job interview

August 22, 2019

Have you ever wondered, how to spot a bad boss before you enter a job? In today’s episode I will give you 3 tips on how to spot a bad boss early so that your new job will be a breeze ;)

 

I was recently contacted by a girl who had been bullied by her supervisor so much that she was contemplating to take her life. This has shocked me a lot and I have been thinking ever since what I can do to help people in the same situation.  At the end I realised, that I cannot change a system where bullying is tolerated. But I can help people to not enter such a system to begin with.

 

We cannot change other people’s behaviour. What we can change though, is our own actions. We might not be able to change our boss but if we learn how to spot a bad boss early, then we can certainly change our life for the better. This is why today I am presenting you with my TOP 3 tips on how to spot a bad boss during a job interview.

 

Btw, if you wanna visit our website then look for “Career Conversations podcast” on google. You will find me there ;) Or go straight to www.career-conversations.org

 

Pooja Jha - How To Become A Scientific Journal Editor

Pooja Jha - How To Become A Scientific Journal Editor

August 1, 2019

In today’s episode we have such an interesting guest. Pooja Jha is an editor in Nature Metabolism and we discuss three main questions:

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  • How to become a scientific editor?
  • How to publish in Nature Research?
  • What is Nature’s opinion on the fact that the impact factor can make or break scientific careers?

Pooja is an impressive researcher and I was quite blown away by how broad her expertise is in many fields.

 

Btw, if you wanna visit our website then look for “Career Conversations podcast” on google. You will find me there ;) Or go straight to www.career-conversations.org

 

Enjoy the interview!

Daniele Ticli - How to push your career through networking and leadership

Daniele Ticli - How to push your career through networking and leadership

June 13, 2019

Hello everyone, 

I am super excited about today's episode with Daniele Ticli - Head of the Careers and External Affairs department at the Business School Lausanne. 

Daniel has had a very vivid career. He networked his way from sports journalist to head of the career department of the BSL.

If you want to learn more about Daniele, check out his LinkedIn profile

https://www.linkedin.com/search/results/all/?keywords=daniele%20ticli&origin=GLOBAL_SEARCH_HEADER

Also, follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook to stay in touch :) 

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Soloepisode - Everything is new

Soloepisode - Everything is new

May 31, 2019

Hello everyone!

Long time no see! We have been working a lot behind the scenes and here is why: We will reshape the podcast and make it even nicer and more appealing to you. 

For this, me and the Graduate Campus have hired an amazing editor who will also restructure the website and our Instagram. 

So, in today's episode, I will be talking about why I do the podcast, what I do, when I'm not podcasting and what to expect in the future. 

If time allows, I might even upload some solo episodes to Youtube, so that you have both audio and video. 

I hope so much, that you will enjoy the future changes and I'm already excited to share them with you!

Wishing you a great day and an awesome weekend!

Best, 

Stefanie 

Anne Dagier-Joncour - How to take control of your career and find a job that you are passionate about

Anne Dagier-Joncour - How to take control of your career and find a job that you are passionate about

March 28, 2019

Hello everyone, 

I am super excited about today's episode. In this episode I have interviewed Anne Dagier-Joncour, a career coach who brings together people who a looking for a career transition with employers. 

Anne has so much knowledge about how to shape your CV in order to be attractive for your dream employers. She also understands the hiring process in depth and can give us valuable tips on the skills that we can invest in and the skill that are not needed anymore in the future. 

Hopefully you'll enjoy the episode. I enjoyed it tremendously. 

If you work at Unil, you can meet Anne at our next seminar on May 9th, 5:30pm. To register for the seminar, go to your MyGraduateCampus account. 

Wishing you a great day!

Best, 

Stefanie

 

 

 

 

 

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Michael Ginster - Set your goals unreachably high and you will surprise yourself by what you can achieve

Michael Ginster - Set your goals unreachably high and you will surprise yourself by what you can achieve

February 14, 2019

Hello everyone,

First and foremost, Happy Birthday to my father!

In today's episode I will share one of the first ever interviews that I have recorded. The purpose of the interview was actually to have a sample that could start a collaboration with the Graduate Campus of Unil. Today I am finally taking it out of my drawer so that everyone can benefit.

The interview guest is, hands down, one of the best guests I have ever had because he is my father. It is amazing, how much his mindset has shaped my decisions and ultimately shaped this podcast.

My father has had an great career and currently is the head of wheel development at a big car manufacturer (not sure, if I am allowed to mention the name here). But actually he started with very few career chances and my grandmothers hope for him was actually to work at the counter at a post office. Luckily he aimed higher!

If you are curious about his mindset, you can listen to the episode here.

Also the episode is, as always, available on your podcast player of choice.

This episode is definitely closest to my heart, so I hope you'll enjoy it as well ;)

 

 

 

Many thanks to alex@vsi.tv for providing us with the free audio effect "Royal sparkle whoosh centre.wav" on https://freesound.org/people/alex@vsi.tv/sounds/170523/ at the intro and outro of this podcast The sound was shortened 2sec.