Common Challenges when Transitioning as a PhD with Danielle White

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This week on the show, I discuss common stumbling blocks young researchers encounter when making career choices and decisions with someone who has been thinking about this question for two decades – Danielle White.


Danielle White is the founder and director of Periscope Programmes. She has been codesigning career transition programmes for over 20 years.

Working across the education system as a careers advisor, former academic and executive coach, clients have included heads of school at primary, secondary and university level; research staff; lecturers and PhDs at different stages.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • How networking has evolved and what approach is needed today
  • Why you should be asking people “how did you get there?”
  • How the landscape of career readiness resources offered by universities is changing for the better…
  • …and why they’re important whether you end up having a career in academia or outside of academia
  • What Periscope Programmes offers graduate students and how to get them at your university

Thank you, Danielle!

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