SC2.2 | Transferable skills: what are they and do I have them?



For anyone entering the job market or looking for a new job, you will hear the phrase ‘transferable skills’. PhD candidates and scientists are advised to highlight their transferable skills when applying for non-academic jobs, but it can be hard to know what these skills are. Similarly, for those looking to change scientific research areas or take a leap into a new field for their PhD, it is important to highlight your transferable skills. Big data analysis, communicating your findings, supervising, teaching, project management and budgeting are skills you might have from your research/science career. But there are many more. In this interactive workshop, we will start your journey of identifying your transferable skills and highlighting careers where these will be necessary!

Co-organized by GM12
Convener: Jenny TurtonECSECS | Co-convener: David Fernández-BlancoECSECS
Tue, 25 Apr, 08:30–10:15 (CEST)
Room -2.61/62
Tue, 08:30
The oral presentations are given in a hybrid format supported by a Zoom meeting featuring on-site and virtual presentations. The button to access the Zoom meeting appears just before the time block starts.


  • Jenny Turton, Arctic Frontiers, Norway