HDR Professional skills

HDR Professional skills

Professional Skills Program

Macquarie provides an HDR professional skills program to help you understand the needs of employers across your industry. The professional skills program aims to help you to:

  • develop your professional skills
  • build networks
  • audit your existing professional skills
  • augment your high level academic skills
  • enhance your career opportunities

To view and register for on-campus workshops & events: 2017 HDR workshops

 Enquiries regarding the HDR Professional Skills Program should be directed to HDR professional skills

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Professional Skills Resources 

The HDR Professional Skills iLearn site has a range of links, career profiles and other resources to support off-campus HDR candidates and to augment on-campus workshops and events.

Other relevant resources can be found on the CareerWise the Career and Student Employment Service iLearn site.


Transferable Skills

The traditional view of a PhD is that it is training for an academic career - for some this will be the preferred career path while others will be keen to explore and pursue other options. Regardless of career aspirations, in the 21st Century, it is crucial that individuals take responsibility for their own career and that, maintaining a high level of employability, is a continuous process. 

Analysing personal and professional skills and attributes is the first step. Understanding industry sectors and employer needs is the next step. 





Macquarie provides our own job seeking platform. Check out our CareerHub for employment opportunities during and after your candidature, workshops, and more job seeker resources.

First time users click here for Postgraduate registration.

 Professional Skills workshops

2017 HDR workshops

Careers & Employment Mixed mode
online & face to face
Intro to Career
Development Planning 
CVs, Resumes
& Job Applications
Interview Preparation
Wellbeingface to faceCommunication &
Managing Upwards
Resilience &
Research Librariansface to facePreparing for Research
Collaboration & the
Job Market 
Social Media for Researchers 
Networking Mixed mode
online & face to face
Networking for Introverts
& Extroverts
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