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Career days 2023 - Tuesday 26th of September

When we talk about career, what are we talking about then? Over three days, UiB wants to explore various aspects of careers and career development through lectures, debates and courses. The aim is to create debate and reflection, but also to provide space for networks and ideas.

A short overview of the programme of the career days
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Elisabeth Nesheim

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TARGET GROUPS:

PhDs, post-docs, researchers and new assistant professors associated with UiB.

In addition, we welcome other employees with an interest in the topic. Especially from the academic line, but also others such as research advisers and PhD-coordinators.

26 SEPTEMBER 

12:00 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: CV BUILDING

- How to build a CV that takes you where you want to go?

A chronological CV of everything you have done and achieved is important to have. Based on your wishes for a future career, it may be wise to create a plan for the skills you wish to acquire and document. Is a CV only retrospective, or can it be used strategically and for planning purposes?

Cecilie Nordbotten, Senior Adviser, Division of Research and Innovation, UiB

Language: English
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

13:00 | OPENING OF THE CAREER DAYS by Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations BENEDICTE CARLSEN

THE INDUSTRY SECRETS OF EMPLOYMENT  [Panel Discussion] 

We have invited representatives from the private and public sector and asks:

- How do employers view younger researchers' competence?
- Are younger researchers themselves aware of the competence they have?

Language: Opening - Norwegian, Panel dicussion - English
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor Nygårdsgaten 5

15:00 | CAREER SKILLS MAZE

Walk the career maze to get hands-on practice in career awareness, identifying skills, analyzing job-ads, and making the perfect pitch. 

Led by Elisabeth Nesheim, Kristin Miskov Nodland and Ole Christian Laukli at the HR division.  

(Max 25 participants, so hurry and sign up!)

Language: Norwegian
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

18:00 | RECEPTION - MINGLING

Networking is important for all types of careers. But how to network and how to easily mingle at conferences? Make use of this opportunity to learn a few tricks and mingle with stakeholders, industry, and peers, in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Mette Bøe Lyngstad is a lecturer in drama and applied theater at HVL. She will help us start the small talk to mingle.

Serving: UiB offers refreshments.
Language: Body language (Norwegian and English)
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

27 SEPTEMBER 

08:30 | STRATEGIES TO GET THROUGH THE PUBLICATION PROCESS [Breakfast seminar]

The University Library invites to a breakfast seminar about publishing, journal selection and different roles in the peer review process. 

Michael Grote First librarian at the University Library
Eli Heldaas Seland First librarian at the University Library

Serving: UiB offers coffee and pastries.
Language: English
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

10:30 | REJECTION & RESUBMISSION OF FUNDING APPLICATIONS [Coffee Table Talk] 

We have all heard sucess stories, but what about stories of rejection? Selected researchers gives us insight in the psychological process of writing a grant application - get rejected - and building up for a resubmission of an application.

Language: English
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

12:00 LIFELONG LEARNING, CONTINUING AND FURTHER EDUCATION IN THE HE SECTOR

Planning, development and implementation of continuing and further education offers at UiB. What, how and why is this important - we take you through the various phases to create a new offer/topic for a slightly different target group.

- Galo J Ausegard, adviser Continuing Education UiB
- Kjell Helge Kleppestø, adviser Continuing Education UIB

Language: Norwegian
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

13:00 | WHAT'S THE POINT OF DUTY WORK?

How do we ensure that compulsory work actually equips fellows to face the labor market? Is it possible to tailor the compulsory work for each candidate so that it contributes to individual development and skill enhancement? And who should have the last word when compulsory work tasks are to be determined?

PhD-candidate Mari Lund Eide at the Department of Foreign Languages has, among other things, created her own podcast about communication as part of her compulsory work.
In this session she invites postdoctoral fellow Ragnhild Gya, Department of Biological Science and professor Lise Rakner and Head of department Knut Børve at Department of Chemistry, for a cross-faculty conversation about the role, content and ambitions of compulsory work.

Language: English
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

14:30| INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS - VESTLANDETS INNOVASJONSSELSKAP AS VIS 

Are you curious about creating your own job? Do you have an idea of ​​what you want to create a business out of? Come and hear how you can test whether your idea can be transformed into a place where you can work, without taking too many risks. You will also learn more about funding opportunities within early-phase research and innovation projects within academia.

Language: Norwegian
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

16:00| CAREERS IN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE 

Digitization has been a major driving force for carrying out larger and more complex research processes. It requires specialist expertise at a very high level to maintain and develop research infrastructure, and new career paths are emerging. One example is the position of data stewardship.

• Center for Digital Life Norway (DLN) is a national center for biotechnological research and innovation and is funded by the Research Council of Norway.

• ELIXIR Norway is a national node for ELIXIR, the pan-European infrastructure for biological information, which supports life science research and its translation into medicine, environment, bioindustry and society.

Christine Stansberg, Product line manager for sensitive data and LabIT at UiB and former ELIXIR Norway coordinator: career in local and European research infrastructure, experiences and advantages of doing a management MBA for research infrastructure.

Korbinian Bösl, Data handling coordinator in ELIXIR Norway & Center for Digital Life Norway: Data stewardship a new career path in research and industry. What does it entail and how do I qualify?

Language: English
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

18:00 - 19:30 | THE INTERVIEW: DO`S AND DONT`S

Professor Laura Saetveit Miles has seen good candidates fall at the last hurdle in the academic interview.

Career expert Gisle Hellsten, Head of UiO Careers for students. He is known from his career column in Aftenposten, where he shares his best advice for interviews in working life.

Serving: UiB offers refreshments
Language: English
Location: Babelstuen at the Library for the Humanities, Haakon Sheteligs plass 7 | Map  (NB! Limited capacity: 50 participants.)

28 SEPTEMBER 

09:00 | LOOSING SIGHT OF THE FOREST FOR ALL THE TREES - managing multiple deadlines. 

How to juggle long and short deadlines so that both parts are prioritized?
Professor Laura Saetveit Miles is not only a professor in British literature, she has also guided many early-career researchers  with the seminars in her webpage "Demystifying the Secrets of Success in Academia". This session will be a guide in time management and career development.

Language: English
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

11:00 | THE DOWNS AND UPS OF THE PHD? 

Psychologist Andreas Hillestad Schei at the Occupational Health Service at UiB offers advice to PhD candidates on how to practice self-care and find support for good mental health.

Language: English
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

13:00 | RESEARCH SCHOOLS AS HUBS FOR CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Research schools across the University of Bergen discuss how they contribute to raising the quality and relevance of doctoral education through collaboration in networks, financial support, and the offer of various academic activities to PhD students.

   - Neuro-SysMeds Research School in Translational Neuroscience
   - Bergen Research School in Innflammation (BRSI)
   - Centre  for Digital Life Norway (DLN)
   - Bergen Summer Research School
   - HySchool – Norwegian research school on hydrogen and hydrogen-based fuels
   - Petroleum Research School of Norway (NFiP

Language: Norwegian
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

14:30 | THE JOY OF DOING RESEARCH!

Professor Roger Strand reminds us that doing research is also a privilege and can be joyful. 

Language: Norwegian
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

15:00 RECTOR MARGARETH HAGEN WILL SUMMARIZE AND END THE CAREER DAYS 

Language: Norwegian
Location: "Storsalen" the New Great hall on the ground floor, Nygårdsgaten 5

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