Workshop: So, you’re Ph.inisheD. – what next? (19.1.15)

January 19, 2015

So, you’re Ph.inisheD. – what next?

Workshop by Dr. Helen Kelly-Holmes, University of Limerick, Ireland
Monday, January 19, 2015 at 13.00-14.00
University of Jyväskylä, Agora, room Delta

Jyväskylä Discourse Hub is an initiative of Discourse Studies at the University of Jyväskylä and Peripheral Multilingualism -project (SA). The hub is intended as a space for showcasing cutting-edge discoveries and approaches in the multidisciplinary discourse studies and stimulating discussion and collaboration between researchers and students in the area. The hub organised a workshop on career planning for early career researchers with Helen Kelly-Holmes on Monday 19th of January (see details below). The workshop was open to everyone interested – welcome!

Workshop description: This workshop explored the opportunities and challenges faced by those completing postgraduate study in relation to career planning. They examined a number of topics such as identifying skills and training, making knowledge and competences explicit, identifying and planning career opportunities both within and outside academia. The session was interactive in nature.

Biography: Helen Kelly-Holmes is a Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics and New Media at the University of Limerick, where she is also Director of the Centre for Applied Language Studies. She is also a docent in discourse studies at the department of languages, University of Jyväskylä, and part of the Peripheral Multilingualism -research team. She has published widely in a range of journal articles, chapters and books on the economic aspects of multilingualism, and on media and multilingualism, particularly in relation to minority languages. She has extensive experience of mentoring and advising post-graduate students and colleagues, and, in her role as Assistant Dean for Research (2011-2014) regularly gave talks on career opportunities following postgraduate research.

For more information: Professor Sari Pietikäinen,

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