No matter if you want to continue in the academic world or move your research skills into industry, beginning to build your career right from the start of your research degree will make both decision making and transitioning easier.

The Imperial Careers Service is Imperial’s unit dedicated to support students to think, plan and search and apply for opportunities to match your skills and interests, offering a range of useful and practical support, whatever year you are in your PhD.

Here are some resources and training that will help you to get started:

You can also begin to explore what other PhD students from your field have gone onto do through websites like ResearchGate or LinkedIn. Some research areas have specific networking websites or related associations so talk to your supervisor or other group members for ideas.