PhD Students/EMCRs

Learn how to engage with industry & government during your research and line up opportunities beyond academia

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Engaging with Industry

Here’s your guide to getting started on engaging with industry


Unlock career opportunities beyond academia


Personalised assistance to power up your career

Our Expertise

This course was developed by Zoe Piper, an entrepreneur with extensive industry & government experience who is also struggling through her PhD at ANU. Zoe regularly mentors researchers with an interest in industry, including via IMNIS (STEM PhD students looking to work in industry) and CSIRO’s ON Prime program (supporting researchers to commercialise their research).

Career Builder Course: PhD Students/EMCRs

Content Outline

Get access to these online modules to work through at your own pace:

  • Future of Work
  • Types of engagements and income
  • Industry 101 (structure, terminology, processes etc)
  • Government 101 (structure, terminology, processes etc)
  • Your Profile Toolkit (CV, LinkedIn, Website etc)
  • Building Your Personal Brand (Communicating Your Expertise)
  • Assessing and Filling Skill Gaps
  • Networking Protocol
  • Information Interviews
  • Mentors & Advisory Board
  • Getting the most from where you are now
  • How to create new opportunities
  • Getting the most from a new engagement
  • Quantifying expertise
  • Speed vs accuracy
Group Coaching

To help you implement the course content, you’ll get access to fortnightly group coaching. Each one hour session will cover a key topic area from the course, with the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback.

Template Library

The course also includes access to a suite of templates to help with:

  • Your CV
  • Cover Letters
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Connecting with people from industry/government
This course will be running online late-2023. Register interest below to be notified when it becomes available, or reach out about running an in-person workshop at your organisation.


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Supporting Your Team


Empower your team or students to upskill at their own pace online

Speaking & Workshops

Zoe can deliver an insightful & inspiring keynote, or guide your students or team through the career builder program in an interactive workshop format


Personalised assistance for your team or students to apply the content